APCC urges Andhra Pradesh govt to implement EWS quota in jobs
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on August 19, 2019, urged the Jagan Mohan Reddy government to implement the reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in state government jobs.
Reddy said that Economically weaker sections in the upper-caste population lost out during the recent recruitments of village and ward volunteers by the state government.
"Recently, the Andhra Pradesh government had filled up nearly 193,400 village volunteers, out of which, economically weaker sections in upper-caste should have got 19340 jobs but the quota was not implemented. A similar thing happened in the ward volunteers recruitment in urban areas," Reddy said.
The Parliament of India had passed The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 this year in January which amends Article 15 and 16 of the Indian Constitution to provide 10% reservation in higher education and public employment to the economically weaker section of citizens.
States like West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh have already extended the provisions of the reservation to state government jobs and higher education institutions.