Unchanged: On EWS quota income norm

News: Supreme Court has allowed the commencement of counselling for postgraduate medical admissions under All India Quota scheme.

What is the background of the development?
Read here: Income Criteria for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in India – Explained, pointwise

What is the decision made by the Supreme Court?

The court has upheld the 27% quota for OBCs. However, despite several hearings and the formation of an expert committee, the controversial criteria of income capping for economically weaker sections have remained unchanged for now.

Read here: NEET counselling can begin under existing EWS criteria: Supreme Court
What should be the way forward?

The courts have held that the admissions process cannot be delayed further. The committee constituted to revisit the income criteria for OBC and EWS should submit its report at the earliest.

Read here: Retain Rs 8 lakh EWS cap for admissions, recommends panel

Source: This post is based on the article “Unchanged: On EWS quota income norm” published in The Hindu on 10th January 2022.

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