A verdict on the validity of the central law for 10% reservation benefits to economically weaker sections (EWS) will be delivered by the Supreme Court on Monday.
A batch of petitions challenging the validity of the 103rd Constitution amendment providing 10% reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) in government jobs and education will be heard by the top court. Uday Umesh Lalit, the Chief Justice of India, will lead a five-judge constitution bench that will deliver the verdict. EWS reservation in admissions and public services has been introduced by the Centre through the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 2019. Also, the Centre explained to the apex court in 2019 that its law, which grants 10% quotas to EWS, promotes “social equality” by giving “equal opportunities to those who have been left out due to their economic status” in higher education and employment.