The judgment was pronounced by a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice U.U. Lalit and also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, S. Ravindra Bhat, Bela M. Trivedi and J.B. Pardiwala.
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant said, We will post these matters for final disposal in the month of April. We now have to hear the matter and everything is there in law.
Appearing for some of the candidates, senior advocate Arvind Datar said that if the apex court intends to allow EWS reservation in NEET-AIQ this year, it should be based on Rs 2.5 lakh annual income criteria as recommended by Major Gen (retd) SR Sinho commission and not the Rs 8 lakh gross annual income limit fixed by the Centre.
The Centre has accepted the report of a three-member panel constituted to revisit the EWS criteria. The panel, in its report, said: "Firstly, the EWS's criteria relates to the financial year prior to the year of application whereas the income criterion for the creamy layer in OBC category is applicable to gross annual income for three consecutive years."
The counselling schedule has been announced from October 24 and it will be concluded on October 29.
Madurai (TN): Virtually sounding the Lok Sabha poll bugle in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday hit out at critics of the 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections. A few in the state were creating an “atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust” for ‘selfish’ interests, he said addressing a well-attended BJP rally […]
New Delhi: The Centre has defended the 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) among the general category in jobs and higher education on the grounds of promoting social equality and equal opportunities. Defending the reservation, the Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court the amendment was not in breach of the […]
New Delhi: In a setback for the Maharashtra government, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s decision to introduce 10 per cent quota for academic year 2019-20 in the postgraduate medical courses. The apex court said the state could not apply it after the admission process had already begun in November 2018. At […]
Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Modi government has already implemented the 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category across all colleges and universities, including private institutions, from the 2019-20 academic year; Odisha government is yet to implement the quota in State-run educational institutions. Premier institutions in Odisha […]
Bhubaneswar: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry today approved an increase of 100 MBBS seats under Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota in several medical college and hospitals in Odisha. Earlier, the Odisha government had decided to implement 10% EWS quota in medical institutions from this academic session. Following the increase, the seat capacity at […]
Bhubaneswar: Good news for medical aspirants as the Government of India has increased MBBS seats across the country. As per the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, 5200 MBBS seats have been increased under Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservation quota in State Government’s Colleges, State Government aided Society run Colleges, Municipal Corporation’s Colleges and Colleges […]
Bhubaneswar: Admissions of students under Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota in private schools in Odisha will now get online, said School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Saturday. While talking to reporters, Dash said the move aims at bringing in transparency. Earlier, the department had received reports regarding irregularities in admissions at some […]
Bhubaneswar: Admissions of students under Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota in private schools in Odisha will now get online. The Odisha government on Friday issued a calendar mentioning the datelines relating to the functioning of the online system of implementation of Section 12-(1) (C) of the Right To Education (RTE) Act, 2009. In a letter, […]