The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

SC has upheld this reservation in admissions and government jobs  with a 3:2 majority.

3 out of 5 judges delivered verdicts in favor of the EWS quota, saying it  did not violate the law.

The five-judge Supreme Court bench was hearing pleas challenging the 103rd Constitution Amendment.

The 103rd Constitutional Amendment provides a 10% reservation for Economically Weaker  Sections (EWS).

Justice D Maheshwari said, "There  are some issues and points of  determination as to whether it  violated basic structure."

"Secondly, the exclusion of backward classes from getting EWS is violating the equality code & basic structure," he added.

The supreme court delved into  whether there was a breach  of the 50% ceiling.

Later, Justice Maheshwari concluded, saying, “It does not violate the  equality code and basic  structure.”

The Supreme Court had reserved its order on the matter on Sept. 27 after hearing over 20 counsels in 7 days.