EWS Reservation: The hearing regarding validity of 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections will start from September 13

EWS Reservation : economically weak elements is going to be decided in the Supreme Court soon. A regular hearing will be held before the Constitution Bench regarding the validity of reservation from September 13. Five days have been fixed for it. During this period, the states will also get an opportunity to present their side. Whether the economic reservation given by the central government will last will be decided in this hearing.

Regular hearing will be held before the Constitution Bench regarding the reservation of economically weaker sections from September 13. The state government has also been given an opportunity to present its side in this regard. In 2019, the Central Government had approved the Economically Weaker Sections Act. Accordingly, 10 percent reservation in government jobs and reservation in educational institutions was also given.  The state government has also been allowed to present its side on all these. In 2019, the Economically Weaker Caste Reservation Act was introduced by the Centre. Accordingly, this category was given 10 percent reservation in government jobs and also reservation in educational institutions.

Meanwhile, in this, citizens who own less than 5 acres of agricultural land or house less than 900 square feet and have an annual income of less than five lakhs were to be eligible for this reservation. Not only this, provision was also made by the Center to reserve 25 percent seats for children from such families. According to this claim, the center claimed that this reservation was for the non-Maratha reservation class such as Brahmins, Christians, Muslims. Meanwhile, a five-judge bench comprising Chief Justice of India U U Lalit, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Justice Bela M Trivedi and Justice JB Pardiwala decided to hold the hearing and complete other pre-hearing steps.

A few days back, the Supreme Court had raised a question as to how there could be a single income limit for both the EWS and OBC categories. While deciding this limit, the Supreme Court asked on what basis or report the central government decided it. The Supreme Court had objected to the fact that the Central Government has implemented the same non-crimelayer income limit for OBCs for economically weaker sections. 

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