The ordinance that overturned the Supreme Court-backed formula for implementing reservations in university jobs has been challenged. How is making the department the unit for quotas different from making the institution the unit?
While admission for reserved seats at entry level classes (nursery, KG and class I) is conducted centrally by the education department itself, there is no consolidated process upwards of entry level classes.
In a meeting of the Gurjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, it was decided on Friday that the community will hold panchayats from where they could start their protests if the government doesn’t pay heed to their demands.
The 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill for granting 10 per cent EWS reservation was passed by both Houses of Parliament this week but several members and political parties raised the issue of how the Rs 8-lakh cut-off subverts the principle of social justice.
On November 27, 2018, parents of Class II students given admissions in EWS seats in Her Dreams Queen’s Valley Junior School received a notice, citing a DoE circular, saying that admissions for EWS seats from Class II onwards will be conducted centrally.
Several Congress MLAs from across the state had sought details about the number of BPL families in various districts of Gujarat. The compilation of details provided revealed these statistics which the Congress interpreted as “a fourth” of Gujarat’s population living below poverty line.
A vacation bench said it cannot issue such a direction on a plea of a third person but may entertain a petition of their parents. "Let the parents approach this court, we will certainly look into it," the bench said, adding that the petitioner has "no locus" to argue the matter.