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SC to Take Decision on 10% Quota for Economically Backward Students in Gujarat
Gujarat government applied a new rule for this year admissions. They gave 10 percent reservation to the economically backward students and this reservation is in general category. After this 10 percent reservation, the total percentage of reservation in educational institutes exceeded 50 percent which is not allowed by the Supreme Court. Seeing this, the Gujarat high court nullified this rule of the Gujarat government calling it inappropriate and unconstitutional.
After this, the Gujarat government filed a plea against the order of HC in Supreme Court and the plea was taken up by the apex court. The plea was heard by the bench of following members.
- Chief Justice T S Thakur
- Justice D Y Chandrachud
- Justice A M Khanwilkar
Supreme court decided that the admission prior to the high court decision will not be disturbed but no new admission will be given on the basis of this rule. The court made it clear that there is no strong basis for this rule as said by the high court but the final decision has not been taken yet.
But the following people and organisations has challenged the decision and has declared this rule valid in their educational institutes and are granting admissions.
- Gujarat Parents’ Association
- Dayaram Verma
- Dulari Basarge
- Ravjibhai Manani
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