Center reaches Supreme Court against Madras High Court’s remarks on EWS reservation

EWS reservation

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Monday the Centre’s plea against the Madras High Court’s remark that the reservation of seats in medical colleges across the country should be financially effective. The notification granting 10 percent reservation to the weaker sections (EWS) would need the approval of the apex court.

The Madras High Court on August 25, while disposing of the contempt petition of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) against the Centre, had allowed the Central government’s July 29 notification, in which Central Government Medical Colleges under All India Reservation (AIQ) There is a provision of 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates for admission.

EWS reservation

However, the High Court had said that the inclusion of 10 percent more reservation for EWS would require the approval of the Supreme Court. With regard to 10 percent reservation for EWS, the High Court had said, “The additional reservation provided for Economically Weaker Sections in the notification dated July 29, 2021, cannot be allowed without the approval of the Supreme Court in this regard.” Dissatisfied with this, the central government had moved the Supreme Court on September 3.