MP HC seeks state govt's reply over OBC quota order

A day after the high court continued its stay, the state government had announced 27 per cent reservation for OBC in certain admissions and recruitments, barring the departments where the high courts injunction prevailed.The court has fixed the next date of hearing on September 20.


PTI | Jabalpur | Updated: 17-09-2021 15:27 IST | Created: 17-09-2021 14:59 IST
MP HC seeks state govt's reply over OBC quota order
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The Madhya Pradesh High Court has sought a reply from the state government by September 20 on a petition challenging the General Administration Department's order announcing 27 percent reservation for the OBC category in certain admissions and recruitment.

A Delhi-based organization named 'Youth For Equality has filed a petition challenging the state General Administration Department order issued on September 2. The petition came up for hearing before a division bench of Chief Justice M Rafiq and Justice V K Shukla on Thursday.

The plea says that the high court had on September 1 had declined to vacate its stay to an ordinance that increased the reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from 14 percent to 27 percent in the state.

Therefore it is not possible to provide a 27 percent reservation to the OBCs for any admission or recruitment process, the petition argued. A day after the high court continued its stay, the state government had announced 27 percent reservation for OBC in certain admissions and recruitments, barring the departments where the high court's injunction prevailed.

The court has fixed the next date of hearing on September 20.

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