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Raj HC stays quota provided to Gurjars and EBCs

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 19:04

Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court has stayed
the quota provided by the state government to Gurjars and
other economically-backward communities as it breached the 50
per cent limit set on reservations.

A division bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Bhalla and
justice M N Bhandari yesterday stayed the reservation given by
the state government to these communities as it exceeded the
50 per cent limit fixed for total reservation.

The order was passed on a letter petition filed by some
students of University of Rajasthan.

The division bench in the order observed that "we have
examined the letter in the light of the order of Supreme Court
in the light of Indra Shwayani`s judgement and find that the
reservation granted by the government to Gurjar community and
EBCs is not in consonance to the settled legal provisions and
hence the excess reservation is stayed".

The reservation granted by state government was 5 per
cent and 14 per cent to Gurjars and economically-backward
communities respectively.

This reservation was in addition to the existing
reservation for the SC, ST and OBC communities.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 19:04
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