Andhra for implementation of EWS quota in employment, education – Times of India

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government has issued a new order to implement the 103rd Amendment to the Constitution to implement 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker section (EWS) in education and employment.

Following the High Court’s interim order in a writ petition, the state government has been implementing EWS reservation in education for the last two years.



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The TDP government tried to enact a law in 2013 classifying cotton as backward class but did not get clearance from the bill center.

“It is noteworthy that the Bill (No. 33) and Act No. 14 of 1999 are contradictory. The bill seeks to include cotton in the BCF list through a separate section for the BSF, for which a total reservation of 55 per cent has been taken. The chief secretary said in a midnight order on Wednesday.

Das further noted that Articles 14 and 15 sought to give Kapus a five per cent reservation under the EWS category, creating a sub-division out of the total 10 per cent reservation provided by the 103 Amendment Act, 2019 to treat him as OC.


Both laws were challenged before the AP High Court and the lawsuit was still pending, he noted.

“Any decision taken by the state government must comply with the 103rd Amendment to the Constitution Act, 2012. On the contrary, it continues to deny the benefit of compulsory protection to members of the EWS community who continue to sue,” the chief secretary said.

Das said the government has decided to replicate the policies and guidelines issued in the July 27, 2019 order (to preserve EWS in education).


He further said that as per the 103 Amendment Act of the EWS Reservation Constitution, many applications and public interest litigation before the High Court and the Supreme Court for appointment to primary posts and services will be subject to litigation.


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