4.5 PERCENT RESERVATION FOR MINORITIES

4.5 PERCENT RESERVATION FOR MINORITIES

The below information was given by the Minister of Minority Affairs Shri.K.Rahaman Khan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 22nd November, 2012.

The Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh in its judgement dated 28-05-2012 set aside the carving out of a sub-quota of 4.5% reservation to minorities out of the 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

A Special Leave Petition was filed against the above judgement and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its judgement declined to grant stay of the High Court judgement and application for impleadment was allowed.

Further, Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that since similar issues were pending consideration before the Constitution Bench, the matters concerning the 4.5% reservation for minorities be tagged along with those matters. The matter is presently sub-judice.

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