Archive for March 25, 2010

SC allows AP’s Muslim quota order. MEC India, thanks AP Govt, and SC.

March 25, 2010 1 comment

4% Reservation upheld, by SC. Backward Muslims of AP appreciate the SC Observation and thank the state Govt.

In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court today permitted Andhra Pradesh to provide four per cent reservation in jobs and education for backward members of the Muslims but referred to a special bench the issue of its Constitutional validity.

Lifting the stay on the AP government’s decision, a three-judge bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justice J M Panchal and B S Chauhan said “since it involves important questions of Constitution, we are referring the matter to a Constitution bench” for hearing in the second week of August.

As many as 14 Muslim groups identified as socially and educationally backward sections by the State Backward Commission would now be eligible for the benefit.

“Government is of the view that certain sections of the Muslim community are socially and educationally backward.