Cabinet to decide on rolling out EWS quota

Narayanasamy says a survey will be conducted

Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Sunday said the Cabinet would take a call on implementing 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) after a proper survey.

Shortly after holding an all-party meeting to elicit the views of political parties on EWS and draft New Education Policy at the Chief Secretariat, the Chief Minister said a proper study had to be conducted to find out the number of upper caste and economically weaker sections among them.

As per the views expressed by political parties, the Chief Minister said a survey would be conducted first before the Cabinet took a decision on implementing EWS quota.

Education policy

On the Draft New Education Policy, political parties have expressed their reservation about certain provisions in the Bill.

Another round of consultations would be held with parents’ association, students’ organisations, teachers and representatives of educational institutions, he said.

Centre to be informed

The government would inform the Centre its stand on the new policy in two or three days.

Several MLAs, during a discussion in the Legislative Assembly last month, had expressed their concern on implementing the new policy, the Chief Minister said.

Social Welfare Minister M. Kandasamy, Chief Secretary Ashwini Kumar, Development Commissioner A. Anbarassu, representatives of Dravida Munnetra Kazaham, the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and other political parties attended the meeting.

However, principal Opposition party the All India N.R. Congress, and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazahagam did not depute any representative for the meet.

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