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States not to collect data on backwardness of SC/ST: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India recently ruled that the States need not collect quantifiable data on backwardness of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (“SC/ST”) for giving quota in job promotions to SC/ST employees. Refusing to reconsider … Continue reading

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No caste centric definition of backwardness: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India set aside Union Government’s decision to include Jats (community) in the Union List of Other Backward Classes (OBC) category that entitled them to reservations in jobs and educational establishments. “The aforesaid … Continue reading

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Artciles 15(5) and 21A of Constitution valid: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of Articles 15(5) and 21-A of the Constitution in so far as it relates to private unaided educational institutions to provide compulsory education for children in the age group … Continue reading

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