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SC notice to Centre over Eswaraiah quota plea

HYDERABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday heard a plea filed by way of Justice V Eswaraiah, president of All India Backward Classes Federation, difficult Centre’s transfer to provide 10% reservation to economically susceptible among upper castes, and tagged it along side all related pleas at the issue.

Notices were ordered asking the central government to provide an explanation for its case.

This comes on the backdrop of the Union government on Monday moving the Supreme Court urging it to transfer all cases sooner than more than a few prime courts difficult the 10% reservations, to the apex courtroom.

In his plea, Justice Eswaraiah described the 10% quota as unconstitutional as it did not fulfil the eligibility criterion required for any social workforce. Discrimination in the identify of caste, social backwardness, and loss of get right of entry to to public resources are the key areas that can define backwardness, he stated. Justice Eswaraiah advised the courtroom to declare the 103rd amendment Act 2019 that brought in 10% quota on January 12, 2019 as unconstitutional. Constitution has no longer provided any provisions for the economically susceptible a few of the upper castes, he stated.

“This is going towards the judgement of the Supreme Court in Indra Sawhney case,” he stated. In order to ascertain who remained backward in the nation, the Centre must first adopt a socio-economic caste census of all castes and communities with a purpose to have knowledge for proper, and fair implementation of reservations proportionate to the respective inhabitants on the subject of the constitutional scheme, Justice Eswaraiah stated.

He also advised the courtroom to direct the Centre to forthwith submit the socio-economic caste census of 2011, which was already enumerated for suitable implementation of reservation. “Let that be made public first to know who stands the place,” he stated. The Centre has never implemented the 27% reservations to BCs in education and employment sectors, he stated.

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