June 30, 2011 12:21:16 am
The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the petition seeking implementation of the OBC quota in central universities,including Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University.
Filed by former IIT Madras professor P V Indiresan,the plea contends that universities are confused about whether cut-off for OBC candidates should be 10 per cent less than that for general category or 10 per cent less than the minimum eligibility criteria.
The plea seeks a direction to the universities to implement the April 10,2008 Supreme Court verdict which upheld the constitutional validity of the 27 per cent quota for OBCs in central universities.
The court had then ruled that the cut-off for OBCs should not be less than five to ten per cent below that for general category candidates.
It has also requested SC to stay the September 7,2010 Delhi HC order that fixed minimum eligibility criteria for OBC admission at maximum 10 per cent below that for general category.
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