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SC to hear petition to revisit Kerala's reservation system

SC to hear petition to revisit Keralas reservation system

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will consider on Monday  a petition seeking to correct the loss of due reservation for Muslims resulting from the erroneous implementation of communal reservation in Kerala.

The petition has been filed seeking a re-visit of the status of communities eligible for reservation in the state,  in the light of a previous Supreme Court verdict.

As a result of the unscientific nature of the rotation system implemented as part of reservation, and the resultant discrimination towards the community,  some reservation-eligible communities of Kerala have achieved more than their targeted percentage in government service,  but Muslims lost or were not allowed,  what was their due,  claimed 'Minority Indians' Planning and Vigilance Commission Trust' in its petition.

As per the  current rotation,  Muslilms become eligible for appointment only to the the sixth post.  This deprived the community of many vacancies where the total vacancies do not get to that order. Therefore, in line with Section 11 of the Kerala State Commission for Backward Classes Act 1993,  the table should be revisited and updated,  the petition pleaded with the apex court.

As per the Supreme Court judgement in the Mandal case,  reservation table has to be reviewed every 10 years.   It was also ordered in the court judgement that those who have gained adequate representation have to be eliminated and those lagging behind should be given higher representation to correct the anomalies.

But the judgement of 1992 has not so far been implemented by Kerala government,  the petition submitted.

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