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Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)

  Feb 12, 2022

Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)

Q Why is it in News ?

A The government has accepted the report by a committee under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which examined the income criteria for determining who are to be included among the EWS.

Q What is background of EWS Quota ?

Q Why was EWS Quota introduced ?

Q What is the Prime basis of Income criteria ?

Q Why was the new committee constituted?

Q What are Key recommendations of the committee ?

  1. Owners of residential properties of 1,000 sq ft and above
  2. Residential plots of 100 sq yards and above in notified municipalities
  3. Residential plots of 200 sq yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities

Q How does it address the questions raised by the Supreme Court?

Q What did the committee say on Income Criteria?