The New Economically Weaker Sections Quota: The Changing Idea of Affirming Action

  • Animesh Nagvanshi
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  • Animesh Nagvanshi

    Student at The ICFAI University, Dehradun, India

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Every person has the right to an education, regardless of their tribe, ethnicity, or faith. The Right to Education Act 2009 was put into effect by the Indian government as part of its effort to make primary school education free and required for everyone. A significant milestone that gave low-income income groups equitable access to getting their children accepted to private schools was the 10% allocation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in all private schools, government schools, and higher education. The government's plan was well-received throughout India, and it helped a lot of pupils from poor socioeconomic backgrounds. By enacting the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill in 2019, the Indian Government established a policy of giving allocations or limits to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS). The group will be chosen according to salary factors, the administration added. This paper will give an overview of how reservations for EWS came into existence, the definition of the EWS category, the criteria for falling under this category, the significance of the Amendment, changes brought in the Constitution, and the Supreme Court judgment on its validity.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 406 - 411


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