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Indian Parliament Legislates to Restore States' Power to Categorize SEBCs

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:40:59


India ,Parliament

As the Constitution (One hundredth and twenty-seventh amendment) Bill 2021, get passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, it looks like the power of State Governments to identify Socially and Economically Backward Classes or SEBCs have come back into play. This was previously passed in the Lok Sabha as well.

This power was lost in the Maratha quota case, where the Supreme Court stated that states lacked the power to identify and specify SEBCs with a resounding majority of 3:2. However, the same did not seem to have gone down well with the Centre's opposing stance on the same which has finally culminated in this Bill which has now been passed. The statement of objects of the bill elucidated on the purpose as the above mentioned and that there is a need to amend article 342A and make consequential amendments in articles 338B and 366 as well, to facilitate this change.