Supreme Court upholds quota for underprivileged students

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higher quota for other backward classes
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In April, the Supreme Court upheld a 2006 law providing a 27% quota for candidates belonging to the “other backward classes” (OBC) in state-funded institutions of higher education.

The educational institutions affected include the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Management.

However, the court also directed the government to exclude the “creamy layer” when implementing the law. The “creamy layer” refers to certain socially advanced persons or sectors.

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