Centre moves Supreme Court seeking review of Jat quota verdict

Earlier, a bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi and R.F. Nariman said that the finding of the OBC panel that Jats do not deserve to be given quota benefits was “supported by good and acceptable reasons”.  

The Centre moved the Supreme Court seeking review of a March 17 judgment quashing a UPA government notification including Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in nine States to grant them community reservation benefits.

Countering the Supreme Court’s findings that the government should have complied with the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), which had advised against the inclusion of Jats in the OBC category, the NDA government said it could exercise its own independent view on quota.

“The Centre’s power to make available quota for a community is not dependent on the advice of the National Commission for Backward Classes,” the petition filed on Wednesday said.

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