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CTET 2019: SC asks CBSE to respond on EWS reservation

Yesterday on May 15th, a plea was filed in Supreme Court seeking EWS (Economically Weaker Section) reservation grant in Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) 2019. The next hearing was held today.

According to PTI reports, The bench lead by Justice Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna issued notices to the Centre and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the plea. The court has asked them to respond to the plea by 1st July.

The matter was sought by SC, when two petitioners from EWS category, also candidates of CTET filed a plea and asked to reserve seats under 10% quota bill.

The court rejecting the plea said, “For qualifying examinations there cannot be any reservations. This is wholly misconceived. This (CTET) is merely a qualifying examination. The issue of reservation will come up only at the time of admission.”

The petition read, “Recently the CBSE has published advertisement dated Jan 23, 2019 for conducting Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), 2019 in, which this benefit has not been given to the Economically Weaker Section of the society and therefore the present writ petition is being filed to make sure that people covered under EWS of the society are given similar benefit like other reserved category (SC/ST and OBC) starting with CTET-2019 advertisement.”

Rajneesh Kumar Pandey and others referred to the notification for CTET examination and shot back, “The notification for the examination does not give any reservation to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe either.”

The next hearing will take place on similar date as on 1st July, 2019

10% Quota Bill

The bill complies 10% reservation to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among the general category in government jobs and education. The bill has been issued to be implemented in Central Educational Institutions.


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