SC: Won’t reopen settled issues on promotion quota | India News

NEW DELHI: Dealing with a bunch of petitions raising the contentious issue of reservation in promotion, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would not reopen norms settled in its earlier judgments that had ordered exclusion of the creamy layer, quantifiable data on adequacy of representation of backward classes in government posts and safeguarding administrative efficiency.
This clarification came repeatedly from a bench of Justices L N Rao, Saniv Khanna and B R Gavai while taking up 132 petitions, which challenged various state legislations attempting to brush aside the mandate of three constitutional bench judgments – Indra Sawhney (which in 1992 stipulated exclusion of the creamy layer to OBCs and capped quota at 50%), M Nagaraj (which in 2006 called for quantifiable data to justify the extent of reservation in promotion with a mandate that quota must not dilute administrative…

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