Central government not against reservation; supports sub-classification of reserved classes: SG Tushar Mehta to Supreme Court

The Court was hearing a case concerning the validity of having sub-categories among Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
SG Tushar Mehta and Supreme Court
SG Tushar Mehta and Supreme Court

The Central government on Wednesday strongly defended reservation for downtrodden classes in India before the Supreme Court, while informing that it is also in favour of having sub-classifications among Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Scheduled Castes (SCs) [State of Punjab and ors vs Davinder Singh and ors].

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