Modi Government amended a new bill – those who earn less than Rs. 8 lakh a year and have less than five acre land qualify for 10% EWS quota. Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls the EWS quota as a big step towards social justice. The Supreme Court today sent notice to the centre but did not put the scheme on hold.
The judges will hear a batch of petitions challenging the decision, which takes the total quotas beyond the 50 per cent cap set by the Supreme Court. The centre has to get back to the apex Court within four weeks on the move that was introduced as a constitutional amendment, passed in parliament and enacted in a matter of days.The petition filed by Youth for Equality, represented by advocate Senthil Jagadeesan and settled by advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan. The plea argued that the Constitutional Amendment Bill is “vulnerable” and negates a binding judgment of the top court.