10 percent quota for upper caste poor challenged in Supreme Court

The plea said the Bill violated the basic feature of the Constitution as reservation on economic grounds cannot be limited to the general categories and the 50% ceiling limit cannot be breached.

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10 percent quota for upper caste poor challenged in Supreme Court
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An appeal challenging the Bill seeking to provide 10% reservation for upper caste poor in jobs and education was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The petition sought the quashing of the Bill, saying that the economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation.

The plea was filed by ‘Youth For Equality’ organisation and Kaushal Kant Mishra.

The plea said the Bill violated the basic feature of the Constitution as reservation on economic grounds cannot be limited to the general categories and the 50% ceiling limit cannot be breached.

On Wednesday, Rajya Sabha passed the Bill a day after the Lok Sabha approved the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019.

The quota will be over and above the existing 50% reservation to SCs, STs and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

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10 percent quota for upper caste poor challenged in Supreme Court
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10 percent quota for upper caste poor challenged in Supreme Court
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The plea said the Bill violated the basic feature of the Constitution as reservation on economic grounds cannot be limited to the general categories and the 50% ceiling limit cannot be breached.
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