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.
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.
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.
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.
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.