The Supreme Court is examining the "creamy layer" criteria used in civil service

Anuj A December 2 2016

The government's reservation policies, including how the benefactors are identified, is up for scrutiny in the Supreme Court of India. On Monday, J Chelameswar and Prafulla Pant JJ issued notice in a batch of petitions challenging the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) policies on identifying the "creamy layer" within Other Backward Classes.

Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium and Sanjay Hegde, assisted by Prateek Chadha and Vikram Hegde appeared for the petitioners.

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