Quota benefit cant be availed simultaneously in 2 states

Source: The Hindu

Recently, the Supreme Court clarifies its stand on the reservation in reorganised states. The court held that a person can claim benefits in either of the successor states.

About the Supreme Court (SC) verdict:

  • The court ruled that a person cannot claim the benefit of reservation simultaneously in both the successor states upon their reorganisation
  • The person can claim benefit in either of the successor states
  • For eg: in the state of Bihar or Jharkhand after their reorganisation in 2000, the person can claim benefit in either of the states. But not in both the states
  • While participating in open selection in another state, the members of the reserved category shall be treated as migrants and can participate in the general category without claiming any benefit of reservation and vice versa
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