High Court quashes 65% reservation decision in Bihar

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High Court quashes 65% reservation decision in Bihar
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The Patna Patna High Court on Thursday rejected the Bihar government’s decision to extend the border. The state government has decided to increase SC-ST, OBC and EBC quota from 50 to 65% in educational institutions and government jobs. This was objected to in the High Court.

A bench headed by Chief Justice KV Chandran in the Patna High Court reserved full judgment on Gaurav Kumar and others on March 1.

Now know why the High Court annulled the decision
The questioner had argued that reservation in category should be based on previous article in social and education instead of population. Bihar Government’s decision is violative of Article 16(1) and Article 15(1).

Article 16(1) To provide equal opportunity to all citizens in matters relating to appointment to any office under the State. Article 15(1) prohibits discrimination of any kind.

The match was 75 against the opposition

After the Caste Enumeration survey report was made public, the government had 65 percent support for OBCs, EBCs, Dalits and Adivasis. Economically, the upper caste’s quota has increased to 75 percent from a 10 percent share in Bihar government jobs and higher educational institutions.
When the caste census report was released in October 2023, the increase took place on the same basis
Bihar Govt to continue Caste Census Report on October 2. Bihar has the largest population of backward classes and extremely backward classes. The state reports that 27.12% of the population is backward class and 36% of the population is extreme class. The combined number of both is 63%

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Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made his announcement on 7 November 2023 that the government faced opposition in Bihar. 50 . The government will increase the total from 60 percent to 75 percent.

A cabinet meeting was called after the Chief Minister’s announcement. Within two-and-a-half hours, the Cabinet gave its nod to the proposal. Later, on November 9, the fourth day of the winter session, both members of the legislature also acted.

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