Friday, May 17, 2019

For Qualifying Examinations There Cannot Be Any Reservation: SC

The Supreme Court has clarified that there can not be any reservation in the qualifying exam. The reservation issue for any category will only come at the time of admission.

The Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjeev Khanna's Bench gave this explanation during the hearing on the petition filed for 10% reservation for the economically weaker section (EWS) in Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2019.

The court said that CTET is just a test to get the eligibility. The question of reservation will arise at the time of admission.

The petitioners claimed that they belong to economically weaker section of society and are sitting in the examination of the CTET 2019.

But in the CTET notification does not mention the EWS quota, which is a violation of right under the Constitution.
When the petitioner counsel referred to the notification for the CTET Examination on July 7, the bench said - "The notification of the examination does not give any reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes."

The bench had earlier dismissed the petition and said that SC/ST has also no reservation in it. But after the request, the court got ready. After hearing SC sought responses from the Centre Govt and CBSE on a plea seeking 10% reservation for economically weaker sections(EWS) in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2019.