Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicEWS Quota

Topic: EWS Quota

Supreme Court reserves order on constitutional validity of reservations for EWS quota

The petitioners had submitted before the top court that providing reservation on the basis of economic criteria, excluding SC, ST and OBC, non-creamy layer, breached the equality code.

IIT-Madras clarifies Power Grid Corp’s EWS scholarship is for OBC & general category students

Govt-owned Power Grid Corporation of India was criticised on social media for sponsoring a scholarship for EWS students, but not for 'SC/ST/OBCs'.

Tamil Nadu’s opposition to EWS quota puzzling. State uses income criteria in many schemes

Tamil Nadu has integrated an income criterion into many of its affirmative action policies. Examining the data would be crucial towards building better reservation policies.

‘A democratising force, not at odds with merit’: Why SC upheld OBC quota in medical courses

In a detailed judgment Thursday, SC revealed reasons for its 7 January interim order upholding 27% quota for OBC in All India Quota for UG and PG medical admissions.

SC clears path for NEET counselling, upholds OBC quota, allows EWS criteria for this session

A two-judge bench upholds the validity of Centre’s July 2021 notification to allow 27% reservation for OBCs (non-creamy layer). The court will rule on EWS quota later in March.

Petitioners in SC question ‘completely arbitrary’ Rs 8 lakh income cap to determine EWS quota

Govt-appointed panel suggested sticking to Rs 8 lakh annual income limit for determination of EWS quota in connection with the ongoing admissions to NEET-PG courses.

Will revisit Rs 8 lakh annual income limit on EWS category for NEET (PG): Modi govt tells SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, said the NEET (PG) counselling would stand postponed for 4 weeks more as per assurance earlier given to the court.

Karnataka could reserve 10% land for EWS category entrepreneurs, extend 75% concession on price

Karnataka’s Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani says proposal is to ‘ensure people from poor backgrounds rise to position of employing others’.

On EWS quota, Modi govt just using Congress’ bad idea and Sinho Commission report

The Modi government is still not in a position to present any data that can provide the basis for the 10 per cent EWS quota.

Govt defends criteria for EWS quota in jobs & education, likely to urge SC not to modify system

Supreme Court had questioned methodology adopted by govt in fixing Rs 8 lakh as annual income limit to identify EWS for providing 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, was signed earlier this month, say sources. Supplies would be fast tracked as per Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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