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OBC reservation: SC gives nod to 27% quota

The Supreme Court of India gave its nod for 27% quota for “socially and educationally backward classes” in centrally run institutions of higher education like IIMs, IITs and AIIMS.

The five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justices Arijit Pasayat, C K Thakker, R V Raveendran and Dalveer Bhandari, cleared the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006 providing for the quota, by a unanimous verdict.