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Explained: Why Maharashtra has kept Marathas out of EWS quota

The Fadnavis government's clarification that the 10% EWS quota would not be applicable to Marathas is in line with the Centre's formula that excludes the poorer sections among the categories that are already covered under some reservation.

Quotas for economically weaker sections will help de-stigmatise reservation

From Mayawati to Ram Vilas Paswan to Ramdas Athawale this bill has united the voices from within the community. There is a reason for this. Dalit leadership in the country is essentially the leadership of and by the poor.

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Not against quota for poor in upper castes: Tejashwi Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav added that the RJD had been against the "manner in which the quota was brought without any data".

HRD asks central institutions to bring EWS quota from next session

As in case of SC, ST and OBC reservation, the quota for Economically Weaker Sections of the general category will not be applicable to eight institutions of excellence.

Only NDA govt showed courage to bring EWS quota, says PM Modi

“Political parties would throw this arrow during elections but would not have courage for constitutional amendment, but the NDA government showed this courage," Narendra Modi said on the quota Bill.

Quota at top: State-run banks and PSUs fare much better than Govt

There’s a glimmer when it comes to major public sector banks and undertakings, with banks based in the south leading the way in ensuring reservation benefits, according to data obtained by The Indian Express under the RTI Act.

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10% quota for EWS: Central institutions will have to bear the cost

This is in sharp contrast to the UPA government’s introduction of 27 per cent reservation for OBC students in 2006. At that time, the CEIs were assured of financial aid for building additional infrastructure.

10% quota for EWS: States can go past Rs 8 lakh annual income criteria

It also allows states to notify EWS “from time to time on the basis of family income and other indicators of economic disadvantage” even if they are “adequately represented” in government jobs.

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New 10% reservation to be implemented from next academic year, says HRD minister

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.

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