Implementation of Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1486
Implementation of reservation for economically weaker sections
1486 . Shri Ajay Pratap Singh
(a) whether it is a fact that ten per cent reservation has been given to economically weaker sections in educational institutions;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government is aware that educational institutions are going through financial crunch; and
(d) if so, the details of measures being taken by Government to address this issue?
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’)
(a) to (d): Yes, Sir. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has issued instructions for providing 10% reservation to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). The Constitution (one hundred and third) Amendment Act, 2019 has enabled the State to extend various benefits, including admission in the educational institutions, to the EWS of the society who are not covered by any of the existing schemes of reservation.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has issued an OM dated 17th January, 2019 regarding reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in civil posts and services in the Government of India and admission in Educational Institutions.
Further, for the implementation thereof, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has issued an OM dated 17th January, 2019, to provide admission to EWSs in Central Educational Institutions (CEI) from the academic year 2019-20 onwards.
The Government of India has allocated an additional amount of Rs. 4315 crore for the financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21 for implementation of EWS reservation in Central Educational Institutions.