CG Govt Moves SC; Challenges HC Decision in 58 Per cent Reservation

Story Highlights
  • Chhattisgarh challenges HC decision in Quota reservation.
  • A bench of Kapil Sibal, Mukul Rohatgi and Abhishek Manusinghvi will hear the matter.
  • The Chhattisgarh HC on Sept 19th aside state govt’s decision to raise quota to 58 per cent

Raipur: The Baghel govt has challenged the High Court’s September 19th Verdict in the 58 per cent observation plea in the SC.

The Bench comrpising of Kapil Sibal, Mukul Rohatgi and Abhishek Manusinghvi will now hear the matter.

The HC on September 19th had set aside the decision to raise the quota to 58% in government jobs and educational institutions and said that reservations exceeding the 50% ceiling is “unconstitutional”. The decision was taken by a bench comprising of Chief Justice Arup Kumar and Justice PP Sahu.

The BJP government led by Dr Raman Singh had increased the reservation to 58% in the state. Then the reservation of the Scheduled Caste (SC) community was reduced from 16 per cent to 12 per cent, it was increased for Scheduled Tribes and (STs) to 32 per cent and the quota for Other Backward Castes remained stagnant at 14 per cent.

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