UGC Asks Higher Education Institutions To Implement EWS Reservation


The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked the higher education institutions to implement the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation scheme from the upcoming academic session. 

The University Grant Commission (UGC) on Monday, August 19, 2019, has issued a notice to all higher education government institutions regarding ‘the implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) admissions’. Institutions are advised to bring the scheme into effect as soon as possible.

Here’s A Look At The Original Letter Issued:

“Kindly find the enclosed herewith a copy of the MHRD Office Memorandum dated January 17, 2019, regarding the implementation of reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) for admissions in Higher Education Institutions, in accordance with One Hundred and Third Amendment of Constitution of India, for its immediate implementation and compliance.

The O.M. has been endorsed to Chief Secretaries of all State Government/UTs with a request to give effect to the provisions of the Constitutions (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019 for all higher educational institutions funded/aided, directly or indirectly, by the State Government in such manner that the provision for reservation for EWS would become operational from the academic year 2019-20.

You are requested to initiate the action to implement the above-mentioned instructions from the academic session 2019-2020 in consultation with your State Government. The scheme for implementing the reservation for the EWS shall be displayed on the website of the institution as soon as possible.”

(Source – India Today)

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