Economically Weaker Section Current Affairs, GK & News

SC upholds 10 per cent quota for EWS

With the 3:2 split verdict, the Supreme Court recently upheld the 10% quota for people belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) in admissions and government jobs. What is the EWS Quota? The EWS Quota was introduced by the Indian Government to provide reservations in jobs and higher education to the economically weaker sections of the ..

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Jharkhand increases reservations for SCs, STs, Others

The Jharkhand Government recently approved a proposal to grant 77 per cent reservation in the state government jobs for people belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, backward classes, OBC and other economically weaker sections. Key facts The state government of Jharkhand has approved a bill to amend the Jharkhand Reservation of Vacancies in Posts and ..

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Haryana: Cheerag Scheme Launched

Haryana Government recently launched the Haryana Cheerag Scheme. Under the scheme, government will provide free education to Economically Weaker section (EWS) students of Government schools in private school. More about Cheerag Scheme; Cheerag Scheme stands for, “Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant”. It has replaced a similar scheme launched in 2007, by Bhupinder ..

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EWS Quota Committee Report

On January 1, 2021, A special committee has submitted report to the Supreme Court on reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). Key Facts In a report, the panel has suggested to implement the recommendations only from the next admission cycle and not from the ongoing session. This is so, because sudden change will cause major ..

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EWS Criteria review panel formed

The Government of India recently formed an Economically Weaker Section (EWS) review panel. The panel will look in to the criteria of 10% reservation for the economically weaker section in government jobs and educational institutions. What will the panel do? The panel will review the criteria determining the EWS category. It will examine approaches followed ..

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Madhya Pradesh government gives nod to implementation of 10% EWS quota

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has recently approved a proposal to provide 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) of the general category in jobs and education. The family should not own more than 5 acres of agricultural land or a house measuring more than 1,200 square feet in municipal corporation limits. The ..

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