HC adopts 16-20-14 formula amidst tussle over reservation
There had been a tussle over reservation issue after a Chhattisgarh High Court order capped the quota dwindling ST reservation from 32 per cent to 20 per cent. Addressing a Jan AdhikarMaharally in Raipur on January 3, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that Chhattisgarh has become zero reservation state.
In the meantime, Chhattisgarh High Court issued a corrigendum in an administrative order through which the court adopted the formula of reservation of 16% for Scheduled Castes, 20% for Scheduled Tribes and 14% for Other Backward Classes for the recruitment of 114 posts in the High Court.
Chhattisgarh High Court had published an advertisement in July 2021. Through this, car drivers, lift men and daily wage workers were to be recruited.
Now the High Court says this ratio will be applicable from the reservation provisions with a limit of 50% applicable before the amendment in the provisions of reservation in 2012. With this formula, 16% reservation is to be given to Scheduled Castes, 20% to Scheduled Tribes and 14% to Other Backward Classes.
The Medical Education Department has given admission in MBBS and MD-MS classes on the basis of this formula. This administrative order of the High Court has confused the state government’s stand in recruitment and school-college admissions.