10% reservation won’t affect OBC creamy layer seats?: Supreme Court- Dinamani
The Supreme Court questioned whether the 10 per cent reservation for Economically Backward Classes (EWS) would not reduce the general category seats from 50 per cent to 40 per cent among Other Backward Classes (OBCs) beyond the cream layer.
Attorney General K.K., appearing on behalf of the Central Government in this case, which was heard on Wednesday by the Constitutional Court chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, U.U. Lalit. Venugopal, ‘The 10 per cent reservation provided by the Political Act Amendment did not affect the 50 per cent reservation reserved for the backward sections of the society; He said he did not break the law.
Then the judges said, ‘General category is where everyone can participate on the basis of high score. 10 per cent reservation is imposed and seats are allotted to some people on the basis of religion. This 10 percent reservation is for unreserved seats.
For this, K.K. Venugopal, ‘There is 50 per cent reservation for OBC, SC and ST categories. Those who come in the creameries should compete in the general category,’ he said.
The judges asked, ‘Does this 10 per cent reservation reduce the general category seats for OBCs above the cream layer from 50 per cent to 40 per cent?’ He questioned.
Responding to this, K.K. Venugopal said, ‘The 10 per cent reservation is not taken out of the 50 per cent reservation reserved for the backward sections of the society. “It is unfair to oppose the 10 percent reservation for the poor in the general category,” he said.
Earlier, senior advocate Shek Napthe, who appeared on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government, said, ‘This 10 percent reservation affects the equal rights provided by Article 14 of the Constitution of India. He mentioned that giving reservation on the basis of economics only affects equal rights.