One of the most important decisions related to the implementation of the quota on the economic ground is that Gujarat has kept the upper cap of Rs 8 lakh annual family income as the only criteria to avail the reservation benefit for the candidates of open category.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who made the announcement, said the state government had urged the Centre to earmark the quota for Kapu community a long time ago, but the Narendra Modi government had not acceded to it.
In order to understand why the 10 per cent quota for the EWS is an unprecedented move, we need to reflect upon the unique role caste plays in our socio-economic fabric, and why it has been favoured over the economic criterion in deciding reservations.
While Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav has not reacted to Singh’s remarks, sources in RJD said the party had to do a “balancing act” since it will field a few upper caste candidates in Lok Sabha polls.
“The new dates for the postponed examination will be declared after we receive a notification (regarding implementation of the new Act) by General Administration Department, which is expected soon,” Dasa said.
Institutions run by the Centre will have to increase their student strength by almost 25 per cent in order to accommodate the EWS reservation without affecting the current number of SC, ST, OBC and general category seats.
"By July 2019 all villages with a population of 200-250 will have internet connectivity as it will generate employment opportunities besides making it easier to take better education and health facilities to people," he said.