Three key questions for examining 10% EWS quota fixes by Supreme Court
Chief Justice of India U.U.Lalit on September 8,2022finalise 3 important issues for examining the 103rd Constitutional Amendment which provides a 10% quota to EWS of the society in educational fields like Government jobs and educational institutes to check if law violation of basic structure.
The three key questions are:
1- whether the 103rd Constitution amendment can be said to breach the basic structure of the Constitution by permitting the State to make special provisions, including reservation, based on economic criteria?
2- whether it can be said to breach the basic structure of the Constitution by permitting the State to make special provisions in relation to admission to private unaided institutions
3- whether it can be said to breach the basic structure of the Constitution in excluding the SEBCs (Socially and Educationally Backward Classes)/OBCs (Other Backward Classes)/SCs (Scheduled Castes)/STs (Scheduled Tribes) from the scope of EWS reservation
Four issues had drafted by Attorney General for the bench, The bench considered first three issues which arise in this matter. It has fixed September 13 to commence hearing arguments of the different sides in the matter.