SC to Examine 10 per cent Quota for Economically Weaker Sections

The Supreme Court has decided to examine the constitutional validity of 103rd constitutional amendment act which provides for 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections.
Hearing the petitions filed by parties including organisations like Janhit Abhiyan, Youth for Equality and businessman Tehseen Poonawalla, the Supreme Court said that it would examine the matter and issued a notice returnable within four weeks.
The Supreme Court has not stayed the operation of the Centre’s decision granting quota to the poor in the general category.

Returnable notice

The Supreme court has issued notice returnable within four weeks which means the case is put in to motion and before the completion of four weeks the service should be complete i.e. service means the summon should reach the respondent against whom the case has been filed, in this case it is central government.

The 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker section is questioned on various grounds like it violates the basic structure of constitution; economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation etc.

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