EWS Criteria, Qualification for various job openings, vacancy in Central Government

Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Criteria by Central Government

Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Criteria by Central Government

Candidates who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SC/ST/OBC and whose family gross annual income is below Rs.8 Lakh (Rupees Eight Lakh) shall be eligible for benefit of reservation for EWS. The income shall include income from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc. for the financial year prior to the year of application. Also candidates whose family owns or possesses any of

the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWS, irrespective of family income:

i. 5 Acres of agriculture land above.

ii. Residential flat of 1000 Sq. Ft and above

iii. Residential plot of 100 Sq Yd. and above in notified municipalities

iv. Residential plot of 200 Sq. Yd. and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

The property held by a family in different locations or different places / cities would be clubbed while applying the land or property holding test to determine EWS status. (the term Family — for this purpose will include the person who seeks benefit of reservation. His / her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his / her spouse and children below the age of 18 years).

The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an income and asset certificate issued by a competent authority. The income and asset certificate issued by any one of the following authorities in the prescribed format as given in Annexure-III shall only be accepted as candidate's claim as belonging to EWS 

i. District Magistrate / Additional District Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / 1St Class Stipendiary Magistrate / Sub Division Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate /Executive Magistrate /Extra Assistant Commissioner: Or

ii. Chief Presidency Magistrate / Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate : or

iii. Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar: or

iv. Sub- Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and / or his / her family normally resides.

d) The candidate applying against the vacancies reserved for EWS must possess income and asset certificate as on closing date of online application for this advertisement. Accordingly, these candidates are required to produce valid income and asset certificate during documentation stage.