The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to Central government and CBSE on a plea seeking 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker section (EWS) in Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2019.
A vacation bench of comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjeev Khanna asked the Central govt and CBSE to respond to it by July 1 and also kept the matter for next hearing on same date.
The bench was acting on plea by some petitioners belonging to EWS and intending to appear in CTET 2019.
At today’s hearing, the petitioners referred an advertisement by CBSE dated Jan 23, 2019 in which benefit of ten per cent reservation has not been given to candidates belonging to EWS.
On the earlier hearing, the bench had held that “for qualifying examinations there can’t be any reservations.
“For qualifying examinations there can’t be any reservations. This is wholly misconceived. This (CTET) is merely a qualifying examination. The issue of reservation will come up only at the time of admission,” the bench observed.
—India Legal Bureau