Benefits For Economically Weaker Section



The Economically Weaker Section, abbreviated as EWS, constitutes a distinct subgroup within the population of India. Individuals falling under this category are grouped within the Economically Based Un-Reserved Category. To qualify as EWS, individuals must maintain an annual family income below 8 lakhs and not be affiliated with any other categorizations like SC/ST/OBC across the nation.

The administration issues an official certificate to those falling within the EWS classification. This certificate serves as a key document that enables EWS citizens to access a range of privileges and advantages.

Indian citizens who belong to the EWS category are entitled to a 10% reservation in both higher education and governmental employment opportunities. The Government of India enacted the EWS Bill in 2019, introducing the concept of EWS certificates. These certificates act as proof of income or assets and are supplied by the government to eligible EWS citizens. The possession of such certificates is mandatory during the admission process for educational institutions and when applying for positions within the government sector.

EWS Medical assistance

Any patients who is resident of India, having a monthly family income less than the minimum wages of an unskilled worker which is presently Rs. 6422/-, is considered as belonging to EWS category and therefore is eligible for free treatment in the Identified Private Hospitals.

EWS Compliant Hospitals in Delhi

·      Max Hospital, Saket, Pitampura and Shalimar Bagh

·      Guru Harkrishan Hospital

·      Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences

Real time data on availability of free bed in Delhi Hospitals, updated daily:

How to Fill out the EWS Certificate?

Visit the website of official authority  -

Offline Mode

The following are the steps to apply for EWS certificate offline:

Visit the revenue department or the issuing authority’s office in your region

Get the application form or download it online

Fill in the required details as mentioned in the form

Make the payment to receive the application receipt