April 10, 2008ConstitutioneducationequalityIndiapoliticsPublic Policyreservations

The verdict on reservations and its implications

Five year reviews and creamy layer exclusions

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Lex blogger Ninad Laud was at the Supreme Court when it gave its verdict on the reservations for OBCs in higher education. Head over to his blog for the details.

The implications of the verdict, he says, are:

Caste based reservations are to stay in educational institutions but minus the creamy layer. The silver lining in this verdict is the scope for review every 5 years. Thus whenever (if and when) we have the political will, a difference could be made to make these reservations meaningful rather than rendering them a mere political gimmick.

Let’s hope the political will does emerge some day!

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