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Current affairs - January 7th, 2022 from The Hindu.


Current affairs - UPSC from The Hindu


Current affairs - UPSC from The Hindu


UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 - Social justice/polity

On January 14, 2019, the Constitution (One Hundred and Third) Amendment Act, which established the EWS quota, went into effect. Mr. Mehta explained that the maximum of Rs. 8 lakh was determined following research. The government-appointed committee to evaluate the 8 lakh restriction indicated in its report on December 31 that the threshold set to designate EWS was not a "mechanical adoption" of the OBC creamy layer cut-off. According to Justice Chandrachud, the review committee appears to be attempting to justify the 8 lakh restriction only after the fact rather than before. In accordance with the report, this figure assures that the vast majority of low-income people who are not required to pay income tax are not excluded from EWS and are instead covered by the programme.