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Apex court to hear central varsities' OBC quota petition Monday

Friday July 01, 2011 03:10:50 PM, IANS

New Delhi: Declining to give any immediate direction, the Supreme Court Friday posted for Monday a plea seeking uniformity in the admission criteria for Other Backward Castes (OBC) students seeking admission to central universities, including Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The petition sought the stay of the Delhi High Court order of Sep 7 last year which had said that the minimum eligibility criteria for admission under OBC category would be at a maximum 10 percent below the minimum eligibility criteria fixed for the General category.

The apex court vacation bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice A.K. Patnaik declined to hear the application and said it should be placed before the regular bench that had issued notice in the matter.

The application will now come up for hearing before the bench headed by Justice R.V. Raveendran.

The petition contended that the high court order is in contravention of the Supreme Court's constitution bench judgment which said that OBC students shall get ten percent weightage as compared to the minimum eligibility percentage prescribed for General category students.

The petitioners who are OBC students have contended that both Delhi University and JNU are misinterpreting the apex court verdict.

As a result, a large number of OBC students are being denied admission even though a number of seats reserved for them are lying vacant, they said.

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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