Justice DY Chandrachud, AS Bopanna and Supreme Court
Justice DY Chandrachud, AS Bopanna and Supreme Court

[NEET] Reservation not at odds with merit: Supreme Court upholds 27% OBC quota in AIQ seats

Merit should be socially contextualised and competitive exam do not reflect economic social advantage which is accrued to some classes, the Court said.

Reservation for backward classes is not at odds with merit but it furthers distributive impact, the Supreme Court said on Thursday while upholding the 27 percent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) All India Quota (AIQ) seats in State government medical institutions [Neil Aurelio Nunes v. Union of India].

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