The Deputy CM said the 2011 social and caste survey report was not published because it had been full of “mistakes and inaccuracies. “There would be a fresh caste census by 2021. There was no point publishing it since it was grossly inadequate.
According to one petitioner, the quota push was done with an eye on the vote bank, and the changes were “manifestly arbitrary” as it “imposes” reservation on unaided institutions which do not receive any aid from the state.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% quota for EWS in the general category across all higher education institutions from July 2019. He said it would not affect existing reservations for candidates.