Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of EWS quota

New Delhi: In a significant order passed on Monday, the Supreme Court upheld constitutional validity of the 103rd amendment which introduces reservation based on Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota.

A bench of five judges of the Supreme Court were hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the Centre-introduced amendment which assures reservation to the poorer section of India. However, it is yet to decide the parameters for recognising people from the EWS.

The apex court ruled that the reservation on economic basis does not violate the essential features of the Constitution of India.

The 103rd amendment offers 10 per cent of reservation in admission to government jobs and educational institutions amongst general category. The Narendra Modi-led Centre had introduced the reservation in 2019 which was cleared and also immediately got challenged in the court.

Meanwhile, Justice S Ravindra Bhat passed a dissenting judgement and disagrees with the majority verdict on upholding the validity of the 103rd constitutional amendment. However, a majority of other justices ruled that the EWS quota is valid and constitutional.

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