SC/STs can get quota in home state only, says Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: A Constitution bench of the  Supreme Court on Thursday held that scheduled castes or trib tribes can avail benefit of reservation in government jobs  only in their home states and can’t access quotas in other  .states where they might have migrated. 

Upholding the “son of the soil” principle, the bench said if a person’s status migrates with him it will amount to de  to depriving the rights of SC/STs of the host state. 

 The bench passed the order in view of the contradictory stan stand taken by the apex court in earlier verdicts. 

 The Delhi HC, while dealing with the issue of reservation in  subordinate services, had referred the matter to the SC under Article 134A of the Constitution for authoritative ad adjudication on the issue. 

'Communities no notified as SC/ST in relation to a state'

A five-judge bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, N V Ramana, R B .R Banumathi, M M Shantanagoudar and S Abdul Nazeer noted on .Thursday that a particular community is notified as SC or Snotified as SC or ST in relation to a state and that concept would become “nugatory” (of no value) if migrants fr other states are in its ambit. 











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