Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicEWS Quota

Topic: EWS Quota

Congress vs Congress: TN MPs, Dalit leader oppose EWS decision as party officially welcomes it

Jairam Ramesh welcomed SC’s decision on 10 per cent quota for EWS and praised Manmohan Singh’s efforts. Dissenting voices call it 'setback' to 'fight for social justice'.

Amendment does not violate basic structure (of Constitution) or damage it — SC upholds EWS quota

3:2 verdict on 103rd Constitution amendment providing for 10% reservation for economically weaker sections was delivered on batch of 40 petitions filed in 2019 questioning its legal validity.

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.

On Camera

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A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.