EWS quota: SC says reservation has social, financial connotations, meant for oppressed2 min read . Updated: 22 Sep 2022, 11:12 PM IST
- Supreme Court said the term reservation has different connotations such as social and financial empowerment and is meant for the classes that have been oppressed for centuries
The Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among upper castes could be promoted through various affirmative actions at the "threshold level" like giving them scholarships instead of 10 per cent quotas in government jobs and educational institutions, noting that poverty is not a “permanent thing."
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