What is the reservation "Economically Weaker Sections" (EWS)? What is the eligibility and how to avail it?

What is the reservation “Economically Weaker Sections” (EWS)? What is the eligibility and how to avail it?

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What is EWS Reservation:

If a candidate who doesn’t fall under castes recognised as SC/ST/OBC by the Govt. of India & his/her annual family income is below the prescribed limit of ₹8 lakhs by Government of India (or as prescribed by state govt in the respective states), then he/she will be recognised as EWS category.

Eligibility

The person who seeks benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years: Provided that-

  • Candidate’s annual family income must be less than Rs. 8 lakhs per annum.
  • His family must not own more than 5 acres of agriculture land.]
  • The residential flat area should be below 1000 sq ft.
  • The residential plot’s area should be below 100 square yards if in a notified municipality sector.
  • The residential plot’s area should be below 200 square yards if in a non-notified municipality sector.

How to avail it?

Just like any other reservation, person has to apply for EWS too. In Telangana, EWS can be applied through MeeSeva centres.

The authorities competent to issue MeeSeva are:

  • District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/Additional’ Deputy Commissioner/ 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate! Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner
  • Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
  • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
  • Sub-Divisional Officer or the area where the candidate and/or his family
    normally resides.
EWS certificate can be used to avail the 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Section in higher education all over the India and government jobs.

There is a DoPT O.M. too in this regard, which you can check for detailed instructions:
ewsf28fT.PDF (774.7 KB)

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