Wed, 22 May 2019

New Delhi [India], May 16 (ANI) The Supreme Court on Thursday sought responses from the Centre, the CBSE and the National Council for Teachers on a petition seeking 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker section in Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), 2019.

A bench comprising Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khanna has directed the Centre, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the National Council for Teachers to file their response by July 1, the next date of hearing.

"Supreme Court has fixed the next date of hearing on July 1. We submitted before the court that since there is reservation for ST, SC, OBC, therefore students from economically weaker sections should also be given 10 per cent quota in CTET 2019 exam," Prashant Shukla, the petitioner's lawyer told ANI.

"The court agreed to our argument and asked the government why the economically weaker section students were deprived of reservation," he said.

The petition was filed by Rajneesh Kumar Pandey and others.

On May 13, the apex court had said that reservation policy can be applicable at the time of final selection, but not during the qualifying stage of the examination. (ANI)

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