NEET counselling deferred, ₹8L EWS cap to be revisited
The Morning Standard|November 26, 2021
THE Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it is ready to revisit the ₹8 lakh annual income criteria for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservation category.

The government assured the apex court Bench, led by Justice D Y Chandrachud, that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-PG) counselling would be deferred for four weeks till a decision was taken on the EWS quota.

The submission came in a case filed by NEET aspirants challenging a July 29 notification announcing 27% quota for Other Backward Class (OBC) and 10% reservation for EWS in the All India Quota (AIQ) category.

Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar, appearing for the petitioners (students), suggested that the implementation of the EWS could be postponed to next academic year, as the admissions for this year are already delayed.

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