Government goes to Supreme Court against quota ruling

May 15th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The government Thursday approached the Supreme Court against a Calcutta High Court order staying 27 percent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C). The apex court was likely to take up the matter Friday, a senior official in the human resource development ministry told IANS.

The high court Wednesday stayed the implementation of the OBC quota at the IIM-C on a petition filed by an aspirant, Sayan Guha, challenging the government policy.

The Supreme Court had heard a petition challenging the quota policy, but gave the government the green signal to go ahead with it - keeping the ‘creamy layer’, or the elite among the OBCs, out of its ambit.

The matter would again come up before the high court for hearing June 9.

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