No bias in keeping poor from reserved groups out of EWS quota, govt tells Supreme Court

Contending that granting reservation to only the poor from the general category and keeping those from SCs/STs/OBCs/SEBCs out of the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota is not discriminatory, the Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the reserved classes are at an “advantageous position” in comparison to the general class in getting reservation and the poor people from these classes cannot be treated equally with those belonging to the unreserved category.