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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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Extent and quantum of reservation to Persons With Disabilities shall be same: DHC

In an important ruling, Delhi High Court held that the extent and quantum of reservation provided to Persons With Disabilities (“PWD”) belonging to general or other backward category shall be same as provided to PWD belong to SC/ST category. “……..the … Continue reading

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Reservation in promotion for SCs & STs with consequential seniority can be provided but with rider: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the reservation in promotion for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes with consequential seniority as engrafted under Articles 16(4A) and 16(4B) of the Constitution can be allowed provided the concepts of ‘efficiency’, ‘backwardness’ … Continue reading

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Inter-caste offsprings can’t be denied quota benefits:Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India held that in an inter-caste marriage or a marriage between a tribal and a non-tribal the determination of the caste of the offspring is essentially a question of fact to be decided on the basis … Continue reading

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