EWS full form
EWS Full Form -What is EWS ? It is a kind of reservation criteria for the students.The Union Government of India tabled the Constitution (One Hundred And Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 which provided 10% additional quota for the EWS students among the Unreserved category or General category students.
Economically Weaker Section
What is EWS and How Does it Affect You?
What is EWS?
EWS stands for Economically Weaker Section. How is EWS Reservation Possible? Under this Bill, the Government is trying to provide reservation to EWS students by removing certain conditions like parental income, proximity to government institution and other criterion. The student will now have to have at least 55% of a general category student’s marks in a Class 10 and 50% in Class 12 exams. Are All Institutions EWS? No, the reservation will not be applicable to private educational institutions. Is EWS quota applicable to all states? Yes. This reservation is only applicable to the general category students studying in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand. When will this EWS quota for the students be implemented?
The need for EWS :
Education nowadays is more affordable for everyone, especially EWS. If they fall within the general category, they do not get scholarships for higher education. Moreover, most of the schools don’t offer free education to the EWS students, hence they don’t have any choice but to hire private tuitions and coaching classes to prepare for competitive entrance exams. Moreover, if they fall under the general category, they don’t get admission in the seats reserved for EWS. This will restrict them to pursue their higher education in the colleges and universities that belong to other states. What is the Enrollment Process?
What does it mean for you?
Under this Act, seats under the reserved category in higher education institutions will be reserved for children of government employees or IIT-JEE (Advanced) rank holders who have an annual income of Rs 6 lakh and are children of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Ex-Servicemen. As per the Act, students of non-reserved category who are eligible for 10% quota are also eligible for the quota. However, those students have to fulfil the EWS quota criteria. Once the quota is released, the student will be given an OBC category certificate by the government. They will then be able to take admission in higher education institutions under the EWS quota and will not be discriminated.
Going through each of the above points, you should have a pretty clear picture about what they are all about. Reading this post might make you understand better why the bill needs to be passed in the Parliament. EWS is basically a quota which helps the students from the reserved category to get seats in reputed educational institutions.