Supreme Court okays 69% quota in Tamil Nadu


The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted protection to the Tamil Nadu government's quota law, which provides for 69 percent reservation in educational institutions and jobs.

The apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia and Justices K.S. Radhakrishna Rao and Swatanter Kumar also directed the state backward class commission to revisit the reservation issue afresh.

Tamil Nadu was asked to submit quantifiable data in support of reservation exceeding 50  percent for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

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