Tuesday, August 2, 2022

100% Reservation For Local Residents In Scheduled Areas Unconstitutional : Supreme Court Quashes Jharkhand Govt Notification

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed a notification issued by the State of Jharkhand in 2016 to provide for 100% reservation for local residents in District Cadre Class III and Class IV posts in the 13 Scheduled Districts of the State.

The Court held that "100% reservation provided for the local residents of the concerned Scheduled Districts / Areas only would be violative of Article 16(2) of the Constitution of India and affecting rights of the other candidates/citizens of non­scheduled areas / Districts guaranteed under Part III of the Constitution of India".

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