March 29, 2007

Quota Quashed

The Supreme Court has quashed the quota providing 27% reservation for OBCs in IITs & IIMs. The bench has ridiculed the fact that 1931 census is the basis for reservation for OBCs.

At the same time, it says "the benefit of reservation for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes could not be withheld and the Centre can go ahead with the identification process to determine the backward classes."

Has the bench categorically called for a new census to be taken? It would be desirable if it had done so.

3 comments:

Abi said...

"Quota Quashed"

Um, no.

The Supreme Court has *stayed* (not 'quashed') the implementation of the OBC researvation law.

The Court has given the government another chance to justify its actions; if it is not satisfied with the government's justification, the law will have to go. Even then, the Court's action today does not preclude another (and perhaps a better-formulated) law at a later time.

sugan said...

ok..point taken.

Orthos said...

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தன்னை சூது கவ்வும்,ஆனால் தர்மம் வெல்லும்.