EWS Category Clarification By DOPT
Let’s start with the full detailed information about the EWS Category Clarification By DOPT.
Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs, and OBCs and whose family has a gross annual income below Rs. 8 are to be identified as EWS for the benefit of reservation. income shall also include income from all sources like salary, agriculture, business, profession, etc. For the financial year before the year of application. Also, persons whose family possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from the financial year before the year of application, Also persons whose family owns or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWS, irrespective of the family income.
5 acres of agricultural land and above. The residential area of 1000 sq ft. and above. Residential plots of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities. The property held by a ” Family” in different locations or different places/ cities would be clubbed while applying the land or property holding test to determine EWS status.
People belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) –
Communities in the state list but not in the Central list will be eligible to apply for posts and services of the Government of India under the EWS quota criteria, provided they fulfill all other requirements, of the Department of personnel and training ( DOPT).
Lists of OBCs are maintained by the National Commission for backward classes and the individual states, the central always reflects the state list, which can differ significantly. A community-identified OBC central list may be so recognized only in areas within specific states. Occasionally, it is not an entire but rather some parts within it. Unfilled EWS vacancies for a particular recruitment year can carry over to the next year.
Commercial property to be one of the criteria for EWS determination –
DOPT has said the original office Memorandum for EWS recruitment excluded commercial property among the criteria for exclusion from the EWS category, which it now said could ” result in injustice”. adding ” the definition of residential flat/plot in the OM also includes the commercial property”.
Monthly pension –
Specified that a family’s earnings from monthly pension payouts and all sources like salary, agriculture, business, profession, etc. The finances before the year of application will be counted as the family’s income. it added that in all cases, only the gross income/earnings will be counted to check for the exclusion criteria.