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SC seeks replies from Centre, CBSE NCTE on plea for 10 pc reservation for EWS in CTET 2019

The Supreme Court Thursday sought responses from the Centre and CBSE on a plea seeking 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), 2019. Besides the Centre and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna also issued notice to the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and asked them to respond to the petition by July 1, the next date of hearing. The bench was hearing a plea filed by six petitioners, who are aspiring to participate in CTET 2019 and are seeking a direction that benefits of The Constitution (103rd amendment) Act 2019 be extended to those belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society. The amendment Act took effect on January 16. Under the amended Act, the Centre has provided for a 10 per cent reservation to citizens from general category belonging to EWS, in addition to already existing reservation policy ...


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