Reservation of seats for SC/STs, OBCs in local bodies cannot exceed 50 percent: Supreme Court [Read Judgment]

The Court read down Section 12(2)(c) of the Maharashtra Zilla Parishads and Panchayat Samitis Act, 1961 which mandated that the State should provide 27 percent reservation for OBCs.
Justices AM Khanwilkar,  Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi
Justices AM Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that total seats reserved in favour of Scheduled Castes s/Scheduled Tribes (SC/STs) and Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in local bodies should not exceed 50 percent of the total seats (Vikas Kishanrao Gawali v. State of Maharashtra).

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