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Inclusion of Jats in OBC list comes under SC scanner

New Delhi: The controversial decision of UPA-II government ahead of general elections to include Jats in OBC category came under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court today seeking explanation from the Centre for allegedly ignoring

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Updated on: April 01, 2014 19:27 IST


Besides the organisation of OBC, three other individuals from Delhi - Ram Singh, Ashok Kumar and Ashok Yadav - belonging to OBC category filed the petition challenging the Centre's notification on the issue.

They referred to several empirical studies and survey and said Jat community being a socially forward caste will consume substantive portion of the quota of OBC reservation which will deprive the deserving people of other backward classes of the benefit of reservation.

The petitioners submitted that people of Jat community have performed much better than those of other castes and the number of those who have got selected for prestigious civil services examination of UPSC is much higher than the number proportionate to their population.

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