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From July, HRD increases seats in higher studies to regulate 10% quota

Meanwhile, the government doesn't seem to take the legislative route to implement the recently promised 10% quota for the EWS of the general category in central educational institutions. However, as per news it will be introduced through an executive order this week.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 16 Jan 2019 12:21 PM GMT

From July, HRD increases seats in higher studies to regulate 10% quota
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New Delhi: Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar, on Tuesday announced that the reservation for SCs, STs, OBCs and economically weaker sections of forward castes will be extended in higher education to all private institutions from the new academic session starting July.

The central government is said to introduce a Bill in the upcoming Budget session of Parliament to implement Tuesday’s decision.

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The decision came 12 years after the Constitution was amended to pave the way for reservation in private educational institutions.

Meanwhile, the government doesn't seem to take the legislative route to implement the recently promised 10% quota for the EWS of the general category in central educational institutions. However, as per news it will be introduced through an executive order this week.

As confirmed by Javadekar on Tuesday, institutions run by the Center will have to increase their student strength by 25 percent in order to fit the EWS reservation without compensating the current allocated number of SC, ST, OBC and general category seats.

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“Under the 124th Constitutional amendment, the HRD Ministry has decided that from this year itself the quota for EWS category will be applicable. While implementing this, we will ensure that reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs does not get affected. Hence, there will be more seats,” Javadekar told media.

Talking about the income criteria to get EWS quota, Javadekar said it will be the same as for the OBC creamy layer. In other words, a person whose family has a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh will be identified as a beneficiary under the new quota.

The family includes “the person who seeks the benefit of reservation, his/ her parents, siblings below the age of 18 years, his/ her spouse, and children below the age of 18 years”.

The Gujarat, on January 14 become the first state to implement 10% quota for EWS of forward castes.

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