New Delhi: The Centre has rejected the recommendations of a Parliamentary Standing Committee to exclude the Creamy Layer from the purview of the 27 per cent OBC quota in Government-aided institutions of higher learning.
On Thursday night, the Union Cabinet gave its approval for amendments to the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Bill, 2006 introduced in Lok Sabha on August 25, this year.
The Bill is expected to be passed by Parliament in the ongoing Winter Session.
In including the Creamy Layer in the purview of the quota, the Government
seemed to have has gone against the order of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, which had ruled in October that the Creamy Layer must be excluded from quota.
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