Can State be compelled to make reservations for SC/ST candidates in public posts? Supreme Court says no

“The language in clauses (4) and (4-A) of Article 16 [of the Constitution] is clear, according to which, the inadequacy of representation is a matter within the subjective satisfaction of the State", the Supreme Court observed.
Can State be compelled to make reservations for SC/ST candidates in public posts? Supreme Court says no

The Supreme Court on Friday (Mukesh Kumar & Others vs State of Uttarakhand and others) emphasised that the State cannot be compelled to make reservations for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) members in public posts, given that provisions concerning the same under Articles 16 and 16A of the Constitution are enabling provisions.

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