Reservations for Jats in Central Government Jobs Cancelled
In the year 2014, the then ruling UPA coalition had announced special reservation for members of the Jat communities in nine states including Delhi and Haryana in Central Government jobs under the Other Backward Communities category.
A case was filed in the Supreme Court challenging this order. The bench, consisting of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton F. Nariman presided over the case. Orders were issued in this case yesterday.
The Justices, in their judgement, said,
“The Central Government’s orders reserving Central Government posts for members of the Jat community is not enforceable. Caste, though a prominent factor, can’t be the sole factor in determining the backwardness of a class. Neither can backwardness be a matter of determination on the basis of formulae evolved by taking into account social, economic and educational indicators.”
The court also said that Jat community, who have created their own political representation, do not qualify for caste-based reservations.