SC says no reservation in qualifying examinations

While hearing a plea seeking 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker section in Central Teacher Eligibility Test-2019, the Supreme Court, on Monday, said, “For qualifying examinations there cannot be any reservation.” Read More
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EWS quota benefits missing in UPSC, SSC, railway recruitment

Recruitment notifications for various central government jobs advertised after new quota law came into effect have not given relaxation in age limit, cut-offs or number of attempts to candidates of EWS category under the new reservation policy. Read More
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Supreme Court rejects the plea to stay 10% EWS reservation

Tehseen Poonawala, a political activist, filed the plea contending that backwardness for the purpose of reservation cannot be defined by “economic status alone”, further challenging the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019. Read More
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Supreme Court refuses to stay implementation of EWS quota

An NGO called Youth For Equality and political activist Tehseen Poonawalla have filed petitions arguing that economic status alone cannot be liable for reservation. Read More
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‘Will deprive SCs, STs, OBCs’: Calls against EWS quota gather steam

At least, three prominent organizations that are fighting for the cause of social justice are up in arms against the quota for “economically weaker sections”. as they feel the 10 per cent EWS quota strikes at the foundation of the Constitution. Read More
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BJP to milk EWS quota, Citizenship Bill to attract Bengal Hindu votes

The BJP believes that the Citizenship Bill will attract the large number of Hindu refugees from Bangladesh, living in the state, towards the party while the EWS quota will attract the substantial tribal population that the state has, especially in the Jhargram and Purulia areas. Read More
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DMK challenges EWS reservation in Madras high court

Opposition parties called the Narendra Modi government’s move to provide quota for the poor from the general category as a “political gimmick before this year’s Lok Sabha election”. However, most of them supported the bill in Parliament. Read More
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Rajya Sabha clears 10% reservation for poor in general category

The Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday night, cleared the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill, which seeks to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the “economically weaker section” from the general category of citizens. Read More
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LS passes quota bill for ‘poor’, faces RS challenge now

The Constitution Amendment Bill, which provides for the provision of 10% quota for the economically weaker section in the general category, got approval from the Lok Sabha with 323 votes. Now, it will be presented in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday. Read More
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