Center appoints committee to review EWS criteria
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The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has appointed a three member committee to review the criteria for 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in educational institutions and government jobs in terms of the provisions of the Explanation to Article 15 of the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act 2019.
The Central government gave an undertaking to the Supreme Court on a petition regarding EWS reservation in NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) to explain the reason behind fixing the criteria for EWS.
- The panel members are
- Ajay Bhushan Pandey, former Finance Secretary
- V.K. Malhotra ; Member Secretary,Indian Council of Social Science Research, and
- Sanjeev Sanyal Principal Economic Adviser to the Government of India.
Constitutional Provision for Economically Weaker Section (EWS)
The main points of this amendment act are as follows:
Current Central government criteria for determining EWS
Who cannot avail the benefit of EWS
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment : Mr. Virender Kumar
The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programmes in Indian medical and dental colleges. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA)
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