Supreme Court allows OBC quota at IIM Calcutta

The government on 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 on 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.
May 16, 2008
Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi, May 15, 2008
First Published: 17:01 IST(15/5/2008)
Last Updated: 14:48 IST(16/5/2008)


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