Fresh Challenges to the 50% Limit on Vertical Reservations

The judicially imposed ceiling has been questioned recently in two ways

The judicially imposed ceiling of 50% on vertical reservations in India has been questioned recently in two ways—the Supreme Court’s upholding of the 103rd Amendment Act, which allowed economically weaker section reservations beyond 50%, and the state legislations in Jharkhand and Karnataka, which have expanded reservations beyond 50% for backward classes. These should prompt fresh questions and debate about the wisdom and necessity of this artificial limit on vertical reservations.

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