21 Jan 2019

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

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Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota
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Pranav Rao

Pranav Rao

Asked on 21 January, 2019

Who are exempted from the new quota?

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General category candidates who own over 5 acres of land, have residential plots exceeding 1000sqft, have plots of land more than 100 square yards in notified areas and plots of land more than 200 square yards in non-notified areas, and have family incomes exceeding Rs. 8 lakh per annum will be exempted from the quota.

Dhruv Subramanium

Dhruv Subramanium

Asked on 21 January, 2019

Why was a constitutional amendment needed?

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The Indian Constitution did not allow for reservations in jobs and education based on economic conditions, and hence a constitutional amendment was needed.

Divya Sarin

Divya Sarin

Asked on 21 January, 2019

Who many votes the the constitutional amendment get in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha?

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The constitutional amendment was passed in the Lok Sabha with 323 votes in favour and three against. In the Rajya Sabha, the amendment was passed with 165 ayes and seven nos.

Ridhi Kadam

Ridhi Kadam

Asked on 21 January, 2019

What have the Opposition said?

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The Opposition has called the new quota an appeasement tactic ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.