Apex court okays Tamil Nadu quota law

The Supreme Court Tuesday granted protection to the Tamil Nadu government`s quota law, which provides for 69 percent reservation in educational institutions and jobs.

Updated: Jul 13, 2010, 15:31 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday granted protection to the Tamil Nadu government`s quota law, which provides for 69 percent reservation in educational institutions and jobs.
The apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia and Justices K.S. Radhakrishna Rao and Swatanter Kumar also directed the state backward class commission to revisit the reservation issue afresh.
Tamil Nadu was asked to submit quantifiable data in support of reservation exceeding 50 percent for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

IANS