The Supreme Court will give its verdict on Thursday clarifying the mode of implementing 27 % reservation for OBC quota in central universities.
A bench of justices R V Raveendran and A K Patnaik will decide whether the cut-off marks for OBC candidates should be 10 % less than the marks fixed for the general category candidates or should it be 10 % relaxation in the minimum eligibility criteria.
The court had, on August 3, reserved its order on a petition filed by P V Indersan, a former professor of IIT Madras, seeking its direction its order in the light of discrepancies in implementation of OBC quota in different educational institutions.
He had submitted that Delhi University is following a different yardstick by which the gap in cut-off for OBC students and general category students should not be more than 10 % where as in JNU, the practice of 10 % relaxation in minimum eligibility criteria is being followed.
Indersan had approached the apex court against the Delhi High Court judgement which said the cut-off marks for OBC should be 10 % less than the minimum eligible marks for general category candidates.