Thursday April 10, 2008
Finally, the Supreme Court upheld the controversial law providing 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in IITs, IIMs and other central educational institutions. Which was enough for most
politicians, led by the redoubtable HRD minister, whose brainchild this law was,
to spin the decision as a vindication for their stance. But, the five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan unanimously held that "creamy layer" must be excluded from the socially and educationally backward classes (SEBCs) and
that there should be a periodic review after five years on continuing with the quota.
Watch this space.
Also See: OBC Reservations