Youth destination IAS

Income limit of Rs.8 lakh appropriate for EWS quota

Share with Your Friends

Recently, the Center has clarified to the Supreme Court that the income limit of Rs 8 lakh is appropriate for EWS quota.

  • The Central Government has informed the Supreme Court in an affidavit that it has decided to accept the recommendations made by an expert committee.
  • The affidavit was filed in response to a writ petition challenging the Centre’s decision to implement reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)/Other Backward Classes in All India quota for NEET.
  • The Supreme Court had earlier expressed doubts on the reasonableness of the income criterion of Rs. 8 lakh for EWS. Thereafter, the Center agreed to reconsider it after constituting an expert committee.
  • The Center has also put on hold the NEET-PG counseling process as the matter is pending in the Supreme Court.
  • EWS reservation was implemented in the year 2019 through the 103rd Constitutional Amendment. It provides for economic reservation in jobs and education by inserting clause 6 in Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution.

Major Recommendations of the Expert Committee

  • The current Gross Annual Family Income Limit has been changed to “Rs. 8 lakhs” or less may be prescribed.
  • Irrespective of the EWS income limit, a person from a family owning 5 acres (and above) of agricultural land can be denied this reservation.
  • The residential property criterion may be removed from its provisions.

Source – The Hindu

Download Our App


Register For Latest Notification

Register Yourself For Latest Current Affairs

August 2022
« Jul    

Mains Answer Writing Practice

Recent Current Affairs (English)

Current Affairs (हिन्दी)

Subscribe Our Youtube Channel

Click to Join Our Current Affairs WhatsApp Group

In Our Current Affairs WhatsApp Group you will get daily Mains Answer Writing Question PDF and Word File, Daily Current Affairs PDF and So Much More in Free So Join Now

Register now

Get Free Counselling Session with mentor


Login to your account

Open chat
Youth Destination IAS . PCS
To get access
- NCERT Classes
- Current Affairs Magazine
- IAS Booklet
- Complete syllabus analysis
- Demo classes