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Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in India is a subcategory of people belonging to the General Category having an annual family income less than โ‚น8 lakhs and who do not belong to any reserved category such as SC/ST/OBC. If an EWS candidate's annual family income is above the prescribed limit, then he/she will be recognized as a candidate from General category and not from EWS category.

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Gujarat HC refuses relief to law aspirant seeking EWS benefit

The constitutional amendment for providing 10 per cent reservation to EWS category in educational institutions and public recruitment was implemented on January 14
DNA - Published

CIDCO to construct budget homes in Navi Mumbai for LIG and EWS

The applications will be accepted from September 5, while the lottery is scheduled to be held on October 17.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra Govt to set up body for EWS youth upliftment

The state Cabinet headed by the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis gave its approval for the establishment of AMRUT.
DNA - Published

Andhra Pradesh: State Congress urges govt to implement EWS quota in jobs

Jaganmohan Reddy said that Economically weaker sections in the upper-caste population lost out during the recent recruitments of village and ward volunteers by the state government
DNA - Published

DoPT nixes minโ€™s attempt to relax age limit in EWS quota


IndiaTimes - Published

Govt defends EWS quota in SC, says 50% cap not binding


IndiaTimes - Published

SC to hear from July 30 pleas against Centre's 10% quota for EWS category

A bench of Justices SA Bobde and BR Gavai said that the matter requires hearing at length.
DNA - Published

EWS quota: SC defers hearing plea against Centre's decision

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha cleared the bill on January 8 and 9 respectively, and it has been signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.The quota will be over and above the existing 50 per cent..
DNA - Published

Ambedkar University to implement 10 per cent reservation for EWS category

Dr BR Ambedkar University here is implementing 10 per cent reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students and it will be reopening its registration portal for those belonging to the..
DNA - Published

30 universities to get Rs 1,500 crore for EWS quota

The Centre has sanctioned the release of Rs 1,496 crore to 30 central universities for implementation of the 10% quota for the economically weaker section in the general category from the 2019-20..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra EWS quota: SC agrees to hear plea filed by students regarding medical college admissions

On June 4, the Supreme Court had scrapped EWS reservation for the current academic year.
DNA - Published

Supreme Court rejects petitions to modify its order on PG medical admissions in Maharashtra

Says seats which remain vacant after scrapping of EWS quota will be filled based on merit
DNA - Published

Delhi University Admissions: Queries about new EWS category dominate first 'Open Day'

In January, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi cleared 10% quota in education and government jobs to EWS, a key demand of upper castes.
DNA - Published

EWS quota in PG medical: SC threatens Maharashtra govt of contempt

The Supreme Court Friday threatened contempt proceedings against Maharashtra government officials for "virtually overriding" its order staying 10 per cent quota to students of economically weaker..
DNA - Published

10 percent quota for EWS in government jobs implemented in Delhi, BJP says 'our victory'

The Delhi government's Services Department has issued directions for implementation of 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections in all direct recruitment, effective from February 1 this..
DNA - Published

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea seeking RTE extension upto class 12

A bench presided by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Social Jurist through Advocate Ashok Agarwal seeking amendment in the RTE Act, 2009, so as..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC notice to govt, CBSE on EWS quota in CTET


IndiaTimes - Published

Rs 4300 crore for 2 lakh more seats for EWS quota

The cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved the provisions of reservations for EWS students in central educational institutions after the ECโ€™s nod, which was needed as the model code of conduct..
IndiaTimes - Published

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