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Current affairs - January 3rd, 2022 from The Hindu.


Current affairs - UPSC from The Hindu

Current affairs - UPSC from The Hindu

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 - Social Justice

The Economically Weaker Section (EWS) is considered for "Income" or, more specifically, "family income," which is a viable criterion for defining EWS. Currently, an annual family income of Rs. 8 lakh appears reasonable for determining EWS and is used for the OBC creamy layer cut­off. It stated that the income criterion for EWS was "stricter" than that for the OBC creamy layer. NEET aspirants challenging the Centre's announcement of a 27% quota for July 29 notification for OBCs and a 10% reservation for EWS in AIQ filed the petition for the batch for the court hearing. On November 25, the Centre informed the court regarding their decision to reconsider the criteria for determining EWS deliberately and stated that "Considering the figure will assure us that the immense number of low-income people who are not required to work can do so."