Modi govt defends 10% quota for EWS among General category

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday defended the 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) among General category and stated that it was aimed at benefitting the poor. Filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court, the government said the poor people among General category have been deprived of the quota benefit thus far.

The NDA government further assured that the EWS quota does not violate the Supreme Court order on 50 per cent cap on reservation for backward classes. The government said that the Constitution does not define any 50 per cent cap on reservation, adding that it was defined by the Supreme Court.

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