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10% EWS Quota to be implemented in 40,000 Colleges & 900 Universities in 2019-20: Prakash Javadekar

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

Union HRD Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar addressed a press conference in New Delhi and informed that in a landmark decision, the Government has decided that from the academic year 2019-20, 10% Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota will be implemented across 40, 000 colleges and 900 Universities in the country. This quota for EWS will be over and above the existing quotas for SCs, STs and OBCs and General seats. 

He further added, “Adequate additional seats will be created in these colleges and universities to implement the quota for EWS. The UGC and AICTE will be provided the operational mandate within a week to implement the quota.” 

He also informed that the Government has approved proposal to extend the 7th CPC to the teachers and other academic staff of the State Govt. / Govt. aided degree level technical institutions in the country, which will have additional Central Government liability of Rs.1241.78 crore.   

“The Central Government will reimburse 50% of the total additional expenditure (from 1.1.2016 to 31.3.2019) to be incurred by these institutes for payment of arrears on account of 7th CPC implementation,” he said. 

It will directly benefit a total of 29,264 teachers and other academic staff of State Government funded institutes. About 3.5 lakh teachers and other academic staff of private colleges/ institutions within the purview of AICTE will also benefit from the approval. 

He also added, that the implementation of pay commission recommendation in State Government Aided / funded AICTE approved technical institutes will help them in attracting and retaining the faculty of high academic standards. 

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