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Raj HC stays Gujjar quota order

Posted on Jan 30, 09:54AM | UNI

Jaipur, Jan 29 : The Rajasthan High Court today stayed implementation of the State Government's order of extending 5 per cent reservation quota to Gujjars and four other most backward castes under the special backward class category

The High Court division bench comprising Justices NK Jain and J K Ranka delivered the order on petition filed against the issuance of the notification by the government that was to come in force on Janaury 31

During preliminary hearing in the petition that was completed yesterday the petitioner Mukesh Solanki's counsel Rajdeepak Rastogi pleaded that the state government by taking the decision had exceeded the upper ceiling of 50 per cent prescribed for reservation quota as after this 5 per cent quota the totally reservation quota goes up to 54 per cent in the state

Moreover, the government had taken in haste the decision in the matter without giving due consideration to all aspects and formalising the prescribed procedure

The petitioner told the court that report on the basis of which the State OBCs Commission had made recommendation to the government, was incomplete as at least 27 castes were left out of the study conducted by the Institute Development Studies(IDS)

Hence the court stayed the implementation of the order for the time-being and admitted request to make party to Gujjars and other concerned

The next hearing in the case is posted for February 19

The court's order today, has come as a blow to the government and if, the government order is set aside finally in the further hearing, it would lead to revival of the stir that the community held since 2007 under the leadership of Col Kirodi Singh Bainsla