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Centre Reacts On Madras High Court’s Decision On Reservation For OBC In All India Quota , Moves The Supreme Court On The Matter

Lawstreet Journal 23 Sep 2021 6:35pm

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On Sunday (19th of September 2021), the Supreme Court of India decided to hear on Monday the 20th of September 2021 a special leave petition filed by Centre challenging Madras High Court's order in which the High Court while upholding the validity of Centre's notification dated July 29, 2021, of implementing 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes in All India Quota seats of medical colleges had observed that 10% reservation provided to Economically Weaker Section ("EWS") could be permitted only subject to Top Court's approval.

The petition is listed along two other writ petitions filed by doctors challenging the Centre's decision to bring EWS and OBC reservation in All India Quota (AIQ).

The Madras High Court bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice PD Audikesavalu on August 25 in a contempt plea filed by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) over the delay in implementing OBC reservations for AIQ seats of medical colleges in the State for the academic year 2021-2022.

 Despite the High Court's earlier decision directing such an implementation had held that,

“Centre's notification dated July 29, 2021 implementing 27 percent reservation for Other backward Classes (OBC) candidates in All India Quota (AIQ) seats of medical colleges in Tamil Nadu may be permissible subject to the Supreme Court's formal approval of the same."

The matter will be heard by a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna.

The Bench held that there had been no 'wilful or deliberate' violation on the part of the Central government in implementing the High… Continue Reading...


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