UPPSC scraps controversial 'caste-based quotas' reservation policy
Posted on: 07:53 AM IST Jul 27, 2013
The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission is understood to have scrapped its controversial reservation policy whereby caste-based quotas were introduced in competitive examinations at the preliminary stage itself, informed sources said Friday night.
They said a public announcement in this regard is likely to be made on Saturday.
The decision comes in the wake of violent agitations by students of the general category and a petition in the Allahabad High Court on which judgement was reserved on July 22 even as the court disapproved of a hasty change in the policy, which has been termed by critics as "illegal".
Significantly, concerned over the controversy, the state government had on Friday removed the Commission's Secretary Anil Kumar and summoned its Chairman Anil Yadav along with member Gurdarshan Singh, who is said to have authored the new policy, to explain their stand on the issue.