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From Agnipath to no age cap in NEET: Events that define education in 2022
Year Recap 2022: From Agnipath scheme to removal of upper age limit in medical entrance test NEET – these are the most important events in education that took place in 2022.
Published on Dec 31, 2022 08:27 AM IST
Bishal Kalita , New Delhi
MK Stalin calls all-party meet on response to Supreme Court’s EWS quota verdict
Two representatives from each legislative party will be invited to participate in the consultative meeting that will be held in the secretariat.
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 01:16 AM IST
Morning brief: Decoding verdict on EWS quota upheld by Supreme Court
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Published on Nov 08, 2022 09:00 AM IST
Top court verdict may impact state-specific reservations
The Indra Sawhney judgment set an upper threshold of 50% for reservations, it did so for reservations made under Section 16(4) of the Constitution, which basically allows for reservation for backward classes (including scheduled castes and tribes).
Published on Nov 08, 2022 02:35 AM IST
Stalin: EWS order a setback to century-old struggle
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin says the party’s next course of action will be decided after a detailed consultation and analysis with legal experts on the verdict.
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 02:05 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Chennai
Rise in student numbers may pose infra challenges: Experts after SC's EWS ruling
Institutions across the country started enrolling students and hiring faculty members under the EWS quota in 2019.
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 05:04 AM IST
Parties welcome SC order on EWS quota as Congress, BJP vie for credit
BJP said the court’s verdict proves that the Narendra Modi government’s decision to amend the Constitution to offer quotas to the poor and the deprived was well thought of and constitutionally valid.
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 04:31 PM IST
Smriti Kak RamachandranSaubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
Decoding the SC verdict on EWS quota, nuances of reservation
Justice Maheshwari remained categorical that the legal dispute cannot be converted into a wrangle between backward and forward classes for quota benefits. He rejected the petitioners’ arguments that the amendment provides for compensatory discrimination in favour of the forward classes.
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 04:27 PM IST
Number Theory: The past, present and aftermath of EWS reservation policy
In a 3-2 verdict, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court upheld the 103rd constitutional amendment, which gave a 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of social groups hitherto not entitled to reservations earlier
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 04:28 PM IST
Decoding EWS quota and its implications
The announcement for the quota was made by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in January 2019, months before the general election.
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 04:31 PM IST
10% EWS quota upheld: Five points from Supreme Court's big verdict
Justice Maheshwari said the quota law does not violate the Constitution’s basic structure or equality code by taking into account economic criteria.
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 12:19 PM IST
Supreme Court upholds EWS quota: ‘Doesn’t violate basic structure of Constitution'
A five-bench Constitution bench of the Supreme Court delivered the judgement backing EWS reservation by a 3:2 majority view.
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 12:02 PM IST
HT Education Desk, New Delhi
SC to announce its verdict on pleas against 10% EWS quota tomorrow
The constitution bench is set to rule on a bunch of legal issues surrounding the validity of the 103rd Constitution Amendment providing for 10% reservation for EWS.
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 05:03 AM IST
Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging Centre's 10% EWS quota
SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging Centre's 10 per cent EWS quota
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 03:39 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi
10% reservation: EWS quota key step to end poverty, says Supreme Court
“After 75 years of Independence, there is still a large mass of persons living below poverty line (BPL) who due to economic factors are unable to access facilities. Even if this population of BPL is over 20%, it is a large mass of people,” it said.
Published on Sep 15, 2022 11:52 PM IST
, New DelhiAbraham Thomas
10% EWS quota affront to Constitution, divides society: Petitioners tell SC
With a five-judge Constitution Bench examining the constitutional validity of the law introduced by the 103rd Constitution (Amendment) Act in January 2019, senior advocate Ravivarma Kumar appearing for some of the petitioners opposing the law said such reservation to an unidentified class of population fails to achieve the goal of a casteless society.
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 05:09 AM IST
, New DelhiAbraham Thomas
Supreme Court frames issues for adjudication on petitions against EWS quota
A five-judge Supreme Court bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit, set down three major legal issues to be debated for scrutinising the validity of the 2019 amendment which provided for quota benefits to the EWS in public employment and educational institutions.
Updated on Sep 09, 2022 03:33 AM IST
50% ceiling of reservation is not sacrosanct: Centre to Supreme Court
The Preamble of the Constitution provides for the upliftment of EWS, which, AG KK Venugopal emphasised, could be through reservations in educational institutions, posts in public employment, and a series of welfare measures that the State is bound to hold out for its weaker sections of society.
Updated on Sep 07, 2022 05:02 AM IST
EWS quota in NEET-PG: SC lists batch of pleas for final hearing in April
The Supreme Court on Monday posted for final disposal the petitions challenging the applicability of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) criteria of ₹8 lakh in NEET-PG 2022-23.
Published on Mar 21, 2022 08:51 PM IST
Centre forms panel to revisit ₹8 lakh income limit for EWS quota
On Thursday, the Centre informed the Supreme Court that it had taken a “considered decision” to revisit the “criteria” for determining EWS to provide them reservation.
Published on Dec 01, 2021 01:03 AM IST
Maharashtra extends EWS quota to Marathas
The quota will be applicable from the period of interim stay (on Maratha reservation) on September 9 last year to the final Supreme Court verdict on May 5, the government order said.
Updated on Jun 01, 2021 03:35 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
MP considers expanding the base for EWS quota for upper castes
The development is interesting considering the fact that the state ruled by the Congress was slow to implement the 10% reservation for the upper castes poor. It issued the order in the last week of June in 2018, almost six months after the constitutional amendment to the effect by the BJP led Central government.
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 01:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal |HT Correspondent
Chandigarh: St Kabir School fails to get high court’s nod to admit general category students in EWS quota
The Punjab and Haryana high court (HC) has not granted permission to the Sector 26-based St Kabir School to admit general category students against 25% seats reserved for students from economically weaker sections (EWS) in nursery classes. Though a detailed order is awaited, the HC bench of justice Arun Monga, while disposing of the plea, said it would hear the main appeal listed for January 10.
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 01:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
Gujarat High Court issues notice to its own registrar over EWS quota
The Gujarat High Court on Friday issued a notice to its registrar in response to a petition claiming that an advertisement for recruitment of civil judges did not mention the 10 per cent EWS quota.
Published on Nov 16, 2019 09:21 AM IST
Ahmedabad |Press Trust of India
EWS quota in private medical colleges illegal: Parents
The SC had ruled that unless the number of seats available in the medical and dental colleges is increased, the state cannot apply EWS quota to them.
Published on Jun 26, 2019 09:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | HT Correspondent, Mumbai
EWS quota in PG medical courses: HC allows pleas in SC to be withdrawn
The Medical Council of India (MCI) decided to apply the quota to its postgraduate courses from 2020-2021, but the state went beyond the MCI, said the plea.
Published on Apr 04, 2019 02:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | , MumbaiK A Y Dodhiya
SDOs in Rajasthan to issue income, asset certificates for EWS quota
According to the order issued by principal secretary of department of social justice and empowerment department, applications for the certificate will be made online through state and central government’s e-governance centres.
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 03:14 PM IST
Jaipur | HT Correspondent
How share of jobs varies within social groups
While SC/ST workers have a disproportionate share in low-paying occupations, certain sub-castes within the group are better off than the rest.
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 02:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa