The Chief Justice of India on Tuesday agreed to list the case related to EWS reservation in NEET All India Quota tomorrow. Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta mentioned the matter before the CJI today morning seeking an urgent listing of the case in view of the protests by the resident doctors against the delay in NEET-PG counselling.
The case relates to the challenge against the validity of the Centre’s decision to introduce OBC/EWS reservation in the All India Quota of NEET admissions. During the hearing, the Supreme Court raised doubts regarding the reasonableness of the Rupees 8 lakh gross annual income limit adopted by the Centre to determine EWS cut-off.
On November 25, the Centre agreed to revisit the EWS criteria in the light of the Court’s concerns and decided to formulate a Committee to examine the issue. The Centre sought for weeks time to complete the exercise. Accordingly, the Supreme Court had then adjourned the case to January 6, 2022.