Economically Weaker Sections
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CJI UU Lalit retires: From forming key Constitution Benches to seeking to reform SC registry, a busy 74 days
During his tenure, many Constitution Benches were constituted which heard at length issues of constitutional importance like bringing in reservation for the EWS and contentious issues like CAA, NRC and electoral bonds were taken up for hearing
Supreme Court clears 10% quota for poor: What's the case and why this is a big win for the Modi government?
In January 2019, Parliament passed the 103rd constitutional amendment allowing the Centre to provide a 10 per cent quota to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the unreserved category. The move was challenged with petitioners saying it was an 'attack on the constitutional vision of social justice'
'Over 18,000 poor children denied admission in Delhi private schools,' claims Child Rights Panel
At least 14 students who had been admitted to a top private school here under the EWS quota have been asked to clear dues of over Rs 67,000 in fees for the first term of this academic year in order to continue further education
Centre tells SC that it has decided to retain Rs 8 lakh income criteria for determining economically weaker sections
In an affidavit, filed in a matter related to NEET-PG admissions, the government said that, following panel's suggestions, it has decided that only those families whose annual income is up to Rs 8 lakh would be eligible to get the benefit of EWS reservation.
COVID-19 offers unique opportunity to transform Maharashtra's private healthcare sector, introduce minimum standards of operation
India’s private healthcare is among the most under-regulated in the world, and for the larger part after independence, there has been no overarching attempt to regulate minimum standards and rates of services.
Cabinet approves bill for 10% reservation to Jammu and Kashmir's EWS in jobs and educational institutions
The Union cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to provide up to 10 percent reservation to Jammu and Kashmir's economically-weaker sections in jobs and educational institutions
Free legal aid is crucial right granted by Constitution; SCs, STs, women among categories of people eligible for provision
Article 39A of the Constitution of India provides for free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of the society, to promote justice on the basis of equal opportunity.
Majority of Tamil Nadu parties oppose 10% EWS quota in medical admissions; AIADMK government to seek legal action
AIADMK and DMK in an all-party meet on Monday opposed the 10 per cent reservation in medical admissions for the Economically Weaker Sections.
After 30 years wait, 19,000 applicants to finally get flats in Delhi, but DUSIB's housing scheme for EWS has few takers
Of the 19,000 applications who had sought housing in Delhi under a govt scheme for the economically weaker sections, in 1985, only 1,150 have accepted allotment of tenements offered by the DUISB, the now in-charge of the scheme
Delhi govt's outcome budget shows thousands of houses built under JNNURM for poor lie vacant years after construction
Out of the 3,027 houses built by the DUSIB, only 1,927 have been allotted to beneficiaries in the last four years.
SC refuses to stay 10% quota for general category poor; to examine need for referring case to constitution bench on 28 Mar
Declining to stay the 10 percent quota for Economically Weaker Sections, the Supreme Court on Monday said that it will examine on 28 March if a Constitution Bench should hear the matter
Central public sector enterprises to implement 10% quota for economically weaker sections from 1 February
The Constitutional amendment to provide the 10 percent quota to the EWS among the general category received assent of Ram Nath Kovind on 12 January
10% quota law: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre after hearing PIL; gives it four weeks to respond
The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Central government after hearing a PIL challenging the recent law enacted to provide 10% quota in government jobs and higher education to economically weaker sections of the general category.
Quota in private educational institutes: Opposition from sector, threat of student protests may keep reservation at bay
There are arguments both for and against reservations in jobs and educational institutes in the private sector, but currently, it appears that there are a number of hindrances that may keep the government's pre-poll promise at bay.
Bill proposing 10% quota for the general category's poor may finally douse anger against Mandal Commission
Unlike the Mandal Commission's report, the 10% quota move is unlikely to see protests as it includes benefits for the general category poor, including Jats, Marathas, Gujjars, Banias, Thakurs and Kammas, as well Muslims and Christians.
Affordable housing: RBI revises home loan limits under priority sector from Rs 28 lakh to Rs 35 lakh
Currently, loans to individuals for up to Rs 28 lakh in metropolitan centres and Rs 20 lakh in other centres, can be classified under priority sector
RERA aims at long-term changes; shortage of houses more than 10 mn in urban areas, says Hardeep Singh Puri
The conferring of industry status to affordable housing, the insolvency bill and the Goods and Services Tax have created an environment to resolve all the miseries of the real estate sector, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said at the RICS Real Estate Conference 2017 in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Indian Army's Kashmir Super 30 initiative lands 28 underprivileged students into IIT, NIT
As many as 28 students from Kashmir belonging to economically weaker sections have made to top institutions like Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) and NITs with the help of the army's 'Kashmir Super 30' initiative.
Free treatment for EWS patients in Delhi: Defunct information disbursal system threatens to derail healthcare scheme
'It is the responsibility of the Delhi government to ensure that EWS beds reserved in private hospitals remain occupied.'
Yogi Adityanath govt plans to introduce 'thaali' at Rs 5 for the poor in Uttar Pradesh
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is thinking of introducing a 'thaali' priced at just Rs 5 to ensure that people belonging to economically weaker sections get at least one square meal a day.