EWS quota benefits missing in UPSC, SSC, railway recruitment, disappoints candidates 

Team Suno Neta Tuesday 12th of March 2019 02:29 PM
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New Delhi: The 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category came into effect after the Constitution (Amendment) Act was passed in January. However, recruitment notifications for various central government jobs advertised after that have not given relaxation in age limit, cut-offs or number of attempts to candidates of “economically weaker section” category under the new reservation policy.

The job advertisements include that of the Staff Selection Commission, Union Public Service Commission, Railway Recruitment Board and the Food Corporation of India.

Social justice minister Tawar Chand Gehlot, while clarifying the circumstances, said, “The government will implement the benefits of EWS reservation soon. The social justice department has sent a communication to all stakeholders to give benefits of upper age limit, cut-off, and others to EWS category.”

Candidates from all over India are concerned for the delay in implementation of the 10 per cent quota policy.

Some candidates expressed their disappointment for the delay in the government’s part in notifying the various departments about the newly introduced benefits under the EWS quota. They say there has been no attempt by government to provide relaxation in age and attempts to lakhs of job aspirants from the EWS category as evident from the SSC, UPSC, FCI and RRB notifications released after the EWS reservation implementation.

The Supreme Court is not in favour of passing an order at this stage to refer the issue of 10 per cent reservation for EWS to a Constitution bench. The bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, will hear petitions challenging the quota, on March 28 and said it will also consider whether the case should be heard by a Constitution bench on the same day.

Candidates are planning for a protest in Delhi on March 16.

Meanwhile, protests against the quota have already started and the DMK even filed a case against it in the Madras high court.




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