Do you have any clarity with regard to the reservation for the Economically Weaker Section?
Do you think that the 10% reservation allotted to the economically weaker section will reach the actual beneficiaries? Are you clear about the criteria that have been mentioned in the bill that would make a person in the category eligible? Let us discuss the point by sharing our knowledge on the topic.
One of the wise things that Mr.Modi's government did in this 4.5 years regime is that of allowing 10% EWS reservation and passing the bill with the wholehearted support of the opposition parties. This will surely help the people from the economically weaker section to get benefited in education and job opportunities to some extent.
But till now there is no clarity with regard to the rules and regulations which regulate the eligibility criteria for the beneficiaries. The media is giving some clues like Rs 8 lakh annual income would be the main benchmark for deciding the beneficiaries. But in the bill, some other regulations like cultivable land and residing area possession are also given. Will all these factors be taken into consideration or is the income source the only main criteria to select EWS beneficiaries? It has also been reported that States will have to frame their own rules based on the economic condition of the State.
What is the actual position? Does anyone have a clear idea?