SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging Centre's 10 per cent EWS quota
The SC on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the validity of the 103rd Constitution amendment providing 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections persons in admissions and government jobs.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the validity of the 103rd Constitution amendment providing 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) persons in admissions and government jobs.
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit reserved the verdict on the legal question of whether the EWS quota violated the basic structure of the constitution after hearing a battery of senior lawyers including Attorney General KK Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta in the marathon hearing that lasted for six-and-half-day.
Large-scale protests have been held by resident doctors of various hospitals under the banner of the Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA) in the country over a delay in the NEET-PG counselling
Maharashtra reduces in-house quota for FYJC admissions to 10% to make room for students from open category
Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday held a meeting with various education institutions in Maharashtra having in-house quota to sort out the reservation issue.
A petition filed in the Supreme Court said that the ceiling of 50 percent vertical reservation for SC, ST and BC is nowhere prescribed or mandated in the Constitution.