After hearing for the 7th consecutive day on EWS reservation, the Supreme Court reserved the decision
EWS Reservation: The Central Government implemented the EWS quota in January 2019 under the 103rd Constitutional Amendment, under which the general category will get the benefit of up to 10 percent reservation in jobs and education. This law was challenged in the Supreme Court, on which a five-judge bench was hearing.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard for the 7th consecutive day the constitutional validity of giving a 10 percent reservation to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS). After hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the 103rd Amendment Act, 2019, the court has reserved its verdict on the matter. The matter was heard by a five-judge bench of Chief Justice U U Lalit, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Justice Bela M Trivedi and Justice JB Pardiwala. Today, on the last day of the hearing, the petitioners' lawyers responded to the submissions of the Central Government.
Actually, the petitioners argue that there are poor people in SC, ST and OBC also, then why only general category people are given benefits in this reservation? Along with this, it was said in the argument that this reservation violates the reservation rule of 50 percent. During the hearing on the matter, senior advocate Professor Ravi Verma Kumar argued that the central government has not yet explained the connection between reservation and poverty or why other benefits are not being given to the economically weaker sections instead of reservation. can. On this issue, senior advocate Gopal Shankar Narayan said that this is a violation of the structure of the 50 percent reservation limit and he also submitted his report on this.
The arguments were submitted on behalf of the petitioners on this matter, after which the five-judge bench requested advocate Shadan Farasat and advocate Kanu Agarwal to help the court with all the arguments and reports in 2-3 days. Let us tell you that during the last hearing, the central government argued in court that the general category has the right to the EWS quota because the people of SC / ST are already getting many benefits from the reservation.
In January 2019, the Central Government passed the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Resolution in the Parliament and announced a 10 percent reservation in jobs and education to the economically weaker sections. After this, the matter reached the court. On August 5, 2019, the Supreme Court handed over the petitions filed against the 10 percent reservation to the poor of the general category to the Constitution Bench.