Supreme Court sets aside Madras High Court remarks on EWS quota

What is the News? The Supreme Court has set aside the observations in the Madras High Court’s order, which said that the reservation for Economically Weaker Sections(EWS) in the NEET-All India Quota can be implemented only with the approval of the Supreme Court. Background Recently, the Government of India had announced a 27% reservation for… Continue reading Supreme Court sets aside Madras High Court remarks on EWS quota

Income and quotas

Source: The Hindu Syllabus: GS 2 – Fundamental rights Relevance: To understand dimensions of creamy layer Synopsis: Supreme Court (SC) lays bare the limit of using economic criteria to determine reservation ability SC ruled that economic criteria alone cannot be used to classify “creamy layer” members of Backward Class (BC). Apart from the economic criterion,… Continue reading Income and quotas

‘Economic criterion not sole basis for creamy layer’

Source: The Hindu What is the News? In Pichhra Varg Kalyan Mahasabha Haryana v. State of Haryana) case, the Supreme Court has stated that economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for identifying sections of backward communities as ‘creamy layer’. What was the case? A petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the two… Continue reading ‘Economic criterion not sole basis for creamy layer’

Explained:Creamy layer principle in SC, ST quota for promotion: judgments, appeals

News:Recently,the Centre has urged the Supreme Court to refer to a larger Bench its decision that had applied the creamy layer principle to promotions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government jobs. Facts: About Creamy Layer Concept for SC’s and ST’s: The creamy layer concept was first applied in the Indra Sawhney case, or… Continue reading Explained:Creamy layer principle in SC, ST quota for promotion: judgments, appeals

OBC categories commission receives 2-month extension

President of India has approved extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List till July 31st,2019. Other Backward Class(OBC) is a collective term used by the Government of India to classify castes which are socially and educationally disadvantaged. The commission was appointed… Continue reading OBC categories commission receives 2-month extension

After 26 yrs, panel to review OBC ‘creamy layer’ criteria

Government has set up a panel headed by BP Sharma to review the creamy layer criteria for Other Backward Class(OBCs) set by the Prasad Committee in 1993.It will also give recommendations for redefining, simplifying and streamlining the concept of creamy layer.It will keep in view the apex court observations in Indira Sawhney case. Other Backward… Continue reading After 26 yrs, panel to review OBC ‘creamy layer’ criteria