Economically Weaker Section Ews

Economically Weaker Section Ews - Definition & Advantages of Economically Weaker Section Ews | What is Economically Weaker Section Ews?

The unreserved group of people in India with a family income of less than 8 lakh rupees per year is known as the economically weaker section or EWS. People who already benefit from the reservation are     included in this category even though they do not fall within the ST, SC, or OBC caste categories.

To give reservations for people of the economically weaker sections (EWS) among candidates in the general category, the Central Government of India has tabled the 124th  103rd Constitution Amendment Bill in Parliament. As a result, a 10% reservation will be implemented in government employment and higher education.

Which characteristics stand out?

  1. In addition to the existing 49.5%  50% quota set aside for SC, ST, and OBCs, the bill aims to alter Articles 15 and 16 of the constitution to include a 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) within the general/unreserved category.

  2. It aims to add the following clause to article 16 after clause (5): Nothing in this article shall prohibit the State from providing, in addition to the existing reservation, and subject to a maximum of 10% of the posts in each category, for the reservation of appointments or seats in favor of any economically underprivileged sections of citizens other than the classes mentioned in clause (4)

  3. 10% of seats in higher education institutions and private institutions (with or without governmental assistance), except minority educational institutions under Article 30, would be reserved for members of the economically disadvantaged parts of society.

  4. Additionally, it offers reservations in positions for new hires in state-funded services.

Qualification standards for the 10% quota?

  1. Whose family as a whole makes less than Rs. 8 lakh annually.

  2. Have farmable area  agricultural land of no more than 5 acres.

  3. Do not own a residential apartment  flat that is 1000 square feet or more.

  4. Do not own a residential plot of land with a size of 100 yards or more in notified municipalities or 200 yards or more in the non-notified municipality.

What are the EWS quota's advantages?

  1. Due to their financial inability, the economically lower parts of society are still prohibited from enrolling in higher education institutions and working for the government. As a result, the 10% quota is progressive and may help India's problems with income and educational disparity.

  2. Since many people and classes outside the backward classes are suffering from hunger and poverty, the reserve criteria should be economical.

  3. The envisaged reservation would grant constitutional status to the lower caste poor through a constitutional amendment.

  1. EWS certificate can be used to avail the 10% reservation for the GEN-Economically Weaker Section in higher education all over India and government jobs.