ews: Will review Rs 8 lakh income criteria for EWS for reservation in NEET: Centre to SC | India News

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NEW DELHI: The central government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it has decided to revisit the limit of rupees eight lakh annual income fixed for determining the economically weaker sections (EWS) category for reservation in NEET admissions for Post-Graduate medical courses.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant, and Vikram Nath told the Centre its EWS quota is very enabling and progressive kind of reservation and states must support Centre in its endeavour.
The Centre said that a committee will be formed to re-examine the issue and sought one month time to take a final decision.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the court that till the committee decide on criteria for determining EWS category, the NEET (PG) counselling would stand postponed for a further four weeks as per assurance earlier given to the court.
(With inputs from agencies)

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