Bill for 10% quota to J&K economically weaker sections approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill provides up to 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections(EWS) in educational institutions and public employment alongside existing reservations in the state. The 10% quota Bill to economically weaker sections was introduced through the 103rd Constitution Amendment in January,2019.… Continue reading Bill for 10% quota to J&K economically weaker sections approved

Too much quota may impact right to equal opportunity, remarks Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has observed that excessive quota may impact the right to equal opportunity guaranteed under the Constitution. This observation was made while hearing several petitions which have asked for a Constitution Bench to examine the validity of 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act. The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act provides for 10% reservation in government jobs… Continue reading Too much quota may impact right to equal opportunity, remarks Supreme Court

Bengal introduces 10% quota in jobs, education

The West Bengal government has announced 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to people belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS). West Bengal was one of the states that had not implemented the 10% reservation for the EWS introduced by the Centre in January 2019. Gujarat was the first state to implement 10%… Continue reading Bengal introduces 10% quota in jobs, education

EWS quota: SC to hear pleas for Constitution Bench on July 30

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider on July 30 a batch of petitions to have a Constitution Bench examine the validity of 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act. The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act provides for 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker section in the unreserved category The Act amends Article… Continue reading EWS quota: SC to hear pleas for Constitution Bench on July 30

Supreme Court stays Maharashtra’s EWS quota

The Supreme Court has passed an order staying the implementation of 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) for ongoing admissions to post graduate medical courses for the academic year 2019-20 in Maharashtra. The court has argued that the process of admission had begun before the amendment in constitution to grant reservation to EWS. Further,… Continue reading Supreme Court stays Maharashtra’s EWS quota

Reservation for the poor from this academic year

A high-power committee on quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) appointed by the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to roll out reservations for EWS in educational institutions. The reservations would come into force from next academic year. The committee has decided to extend 5% reservation to Kapus and 5% reservation to other communities in… Continue reading Reservation for the poor from this academic year

10% quota: Cabinet nod for funds

The Union Cabinet has approved a budget of Rs.4315.15 crore to create the additional seats in 158 central educational institutions to implement 10% EWS quota. In January 2019, the government had passed 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act. It provides for 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker section in the unreserved… Continue reading 10% quota: Cabinet nod for funds

SC to hear pleas on 10% economic quota on April 8

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear pleas which challenged the Constitution(103rd Amendment) Act on April 8. The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act provides for 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker section in the unreserved category. The Act amends Article 15 and 16 to provide for reservation based on economic… Continue reading SC to hear pleas on 10% economic quota on April 8

SC to consider sending 10% quota law challenge to Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court has decided to consider whether the plea challenging the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act should be heard by a Constitution Bench. The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act provides for 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker section in the unreserved category. The Act amends Article 15 and 16 to… Continue reading SC to consider sending 10% quota law challenge to Constitution Bench