Calcutta High Court orders ST candidate from minority party to be appointed Pradhan so reservation law is not frustrated

"If the elected reserved category candidate is not allowed the benefit of reservation, then the reservation policy will be frustrated," the Court said.
Justice Amrita Sinha and Calcutta High Court
Justice Amrita Sinha and Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on October 10, Tuesday, paved the way for the appointment of an elected woman candidate who belonged to a Scheduled Tribe (ST) and was from a minority political party as the Pradhan of a Gram Panchayat to ensure that the reservation policy for such a post was not flouted [Srimanta Malik vs State of West Bengal].

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