Even if half of the quotas are implemented in private colleges — 8 per cent for SEBC and 5 per cent for EWS — only 5 per cent seats in PG and 20 per cent seats in UG will remain for open category students.
In the wake of the statewide Maratha quota protests, the state government had secured the legislature’s nod to offer 16 per cent reservations to the community in jobs, education. To facilitate the move, it was placed in the SEBC category.
While the state governments in BJP-ruled states have been approving the implementation of the EWS quota in their government jobs, the DMK has moved Madras HC, challenging the constitutional validity of the provision.
The nod was given at a meeting of the state cabinet in Lucknow which was presided over by state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and included senior cabinet members, UP government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma, said.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% quota for EWS in the general category across all higher education institutions from July 2019. He said it would not affect existing reservations for candidates.