De-reservation/ inter-changeabilty of posts reserved for SC/STs to OBCs cannot be done by appointing authority: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court held that the power of de-reservation only lies with the Department of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, and not in the hands of the appointing authority.
Indira Banerjee, JK Maheshwari, Supreme Court
Indira Banerjee, JK Maheshwari, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that changing vacant posts reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SC) category to Other Backward Classes category cannot be done by appointing authority [Mandeep Kumar and Ors v. U.T. Chandigarh and others].

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