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10% EWS Reservation a Jumla? No Implementation in UPSC, SSC or Railway Recruitment for 2019

"There is no attempt on the part of the government to provide relaxation in age and attempts to lakhs of job aspirants from the EWS category," a job-seeker reportedly said.

The recruitment notifications issued after January 14 for Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Food Corporation of India (FCI) jobs have not mentioned the 10 per cent reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the general category. It is noteworthy that the 10 per cent reservation for EWS in the general category came into effect on January 14 after the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act was passed.

As per a report published in The Indian Express by Arnab Mitra, students from across the country have expressed concern after realising that the new job reservation policy hasn’t been implemented yet. “The new policy is beneficial to the poor and the disadvantaged. However, there is no attempt on the part of the government to provide relaxation in age and attempts to lakhs of job aspirants from the EWS category. This is evident from the SSC, UPSC, FCI and RRB notifications released after the EWS reservation implementation,” a Delhi-based job-seeker told The Indian Express. Social Justice Minister Tawar Chand Gehlot confirmed to the daily that the process will take time.

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi took to Twitter and slammed the Modi government calling it a “jumla”.

Several others on Twitter too express their concern.


As per the latest notification from UPSC, the upper age limit for General category students is 32 years and six attempts are allowed; the upper age limit for OBC candidates is 35 years and nine attempts are allowed; the upper age limit for SC/ST candidates is 37 years and unlimited attempts are allowed.

Also read:  10% Reservation for Economically Weak in General Category Cleared by President

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