IIM-Lucknow to implement quotas in three years: director

April 10th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin  

Noida (Uttar Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow (IIM-L) will implement the quotas for backward class students in three years, institute director Devi Singh said Thursday. “We will wait for the government direction and implement the 27 percent reservation in three years,” Devi Singh said at the IIM-L campus in Noida, on the outskirts of the Indian capital.

His comments came after the Supreme Court upheld 27 percent reservation for other backward classes (OBCs) students in government-run institutes of higher learning.

“We have enough infrastructure to initiate the reservation process,” Devi Singh told IANS.

He said the matter had been discussed with the (M. Veerappa) Moily committee set up by the human resource development ministry to study the feasibility of 27 percent quotas.

J.J Irani, chairperson of the board of management, IIM Lucknow, said: “The Supreme Court has given the decision to implement 27 percent quota for OBC. Then we cannot change it; we have to accept it.

“But the court also must define the creamy layer in the underprivileged section.”

While upholding the constitutional validity of the law, passed unanimously by parliament in December 2006, the court has clarified that the ‘creamy layer’, or the elite, would be kept out.

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