[AI] JNU: No Separate Reservations for the Disabled

rajesh asudani rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in
Mon May 7 16:39:22 CDT 2007

Well, it is well established that reservation for the disabled is horizontal
and not vertical. So, I can not understand the logic of JNU for doing away
with the reservation for the disabled even if apex court clears 27% for OBC.

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Subject: [AI] JNU: No Separate Reservations for the Disabled

> New Delhi: No separate three percent reservations will be provided to the
physically-challenged students at the Jawaharlal Nehru
> University
> (JNU) in case the Supreme Court clears the air for the implementation of
27 percent quota reservations for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
> Vice Chancellor of JNU Mr. B.B. Bhattacharya said, "There will be no
separate disability quota reservation under each category. Students falling
under such
> categories will however be given preference to maintain the overall three
percent quota for the disabled."
> The varsity already has 22.5 percent of the total seats reserved for the
SC/ST students and implementing another 27 percent reservation for the OBCs
> is bound to be implemented) and a 3 percent reservation for the disabled
will result in violation of the 50 percent reservation limit order by the
> Court.
> However, if the Supreme Court does not go ahead with the OBC quota
reservations from this year, only then will the varsity provide the 3
percent reservation
> for the physically-challenged students.
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