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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.

From Agnipath to no age cap in NEET: Events that define education in 2022 (photo for representation)
Published on Dec 31, 2022 08:27 AM IST
By, 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.

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin. (Facebook|MK Stalin)
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.

Three judges backed the EWS quota law, for it intended to uplift a class historically denied the benefits of reservation. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
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).

On September 14, 2022, Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government approved a Bill to increase reservation for OBC, SC and STs, taking total reservation in Jharkhand to 77%.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 02:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

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.

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin. (Facebook (MK Stalin))
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 02:05 AM IST
By, 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.

In January 2019, the National Democratic Alliance government passed a legislation seeking to grant 10% reservation in jobs and higher education to members of EWS among the general category. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 05:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

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.

People celebrate Supreme Court's decision to upheld the 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in admissions and government jobs, in Thane, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 04:31 PM IST

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

It is important to understand the context in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government announced EWS reservations in January 2019. (Representative image/HT Archive)
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.

Parliament passed the 103rd Amendment of the Constitution in January 2019, allowing the government to institute the EWS quota. (Bloomberg)
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.

The Supreme Court. (PTI)
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.

SC upholds 10% EWS quota for jobs and education (Amit Sharma)
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 12:02 PM IST
By, 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.

The Centre was supported by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Andhra Pradesh in defending the law while Tamil Nadu chose to oppose EWS quota. (PTI)
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

Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging Centre's 10% EWS quota (ANI)
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.

“Why can’t there be economic basis for affirmative action that can be a measure to grind poverty?” asked a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit. (Agencies)
Published on Sep 15, 2022 11:52 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

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.

New Delhi, Sept 07 (ANI): A general view of the Supreme Court, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 05:09 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

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.

Supreme Court cleared the decks for commencing a Constitution bench hearing from September 13 on EWS. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 09, 2022 03:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

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.

In August 2020, the court referred to a five-judge Constitution bench a batch of petitions challenging the 103rd Constitution Amendment of 2019 that provides 10% reservation for EWS in government jobs and educational institutions. (AP)
Updated on Sep 07, 2022 05:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

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.

On February 14, the top court had refused to entertain a plea seeking clarification on the applicability of EWS criteria of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8 lakh in NEET-PG 2022-23 saying it is seized of the matter and whatever it decides will be applicable.(HT file)
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.

The 10% EWS quota was introduced under the 103rd Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2019 which is under challenge before a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court. (HT PHOTO)
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.

Members of the Maratha community during a protest rally for reservation, in Mumbai on August 9, 2017.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2021 03:35 AM IST
By, 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.

Kamal Nath government is considering proposal to expand the ambit of quota for the poor among the upper castes.(HT Photo/File)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 01:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT 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.

HT Image
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 01:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, 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.

Gujarat HC issued a notice to its registrar over EWS quota. (Representational image)(HT file)
Published on Nov 16, 2019 09:21 AM IST
Ahmedabad | ByPress 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.

(HT File)
Published on Jun 26, 2019 09:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, 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.

The Bombay High Court(HT File)
Published on Apr 04, 2019 02:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

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.

The EWS reservation has been introduced without tampering the existing quotas for scheduled castes (SCS), scheduled tribes (STS) and other backward classes (OBCS) people.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 03:14 PM IST
Jaipur | By

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.

India is in dire need of a database which can tell us about the exact socio-economic status of various social groups.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 02:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRoshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
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