The Center has clearly told the Supreme Court that it will reconsider the criteria of Rs 8 lakh, in which the annual income limit for the EWS category was fixed.
The Center has made a big comment regarding the Economically Weaker Section (EWS). The Center on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will reconsider the criteria set for availing the benefits of reservation under EWS. Let us inform that till now the criteria of annual income of Rs 8 lakh was fixed to take the benefit of reservation under EWS.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared on behalf of the Center and informed the bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud and sought four weeks’ time.
The question of EWS criteria arose in the context of its introduction in the NEET exam (All India Quota). Following which the counseling was put on hold pending the final decision on the petition challenging the quota rules. Let us tell you that the National Eligibility Entrance Test i.e. NEET is considered to be the toughest medical entrance exam in India.
On Thursday, SG Tushar Mehta assured the bench that counseling would be deferred for four weeks. Earlier, while hearing the petition, the Supreme Court had asked the Center to state that the annual income criterion of Rs 8 lakh was fixed to identify eligible EWS students for reservation in medical seats under NEET. , what was the practice already done for that?
The Supreme Court is hearing a petition filed by the students challenging the July 29 notice of the Center and the Medical Consultative Committee (MCC). In this notice, 27 percent reservation has been provided for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and 10 percent for EWS category in this year’s NEET exam.