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SC defers Govt's plea on OBC quota to Aug 7

The SC has deferred till August 7 the hearing of the Centre's plea seeking vacation of an interim order staying the implementation of the 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in elite educational institutions.

india Updated: Jul 31, 2007 13:13 IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred till August 7 the hearing of the Centre's plea seeking vacation of an interim order staying the implementation of the 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in elite educational institutions.

A bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan said the Centre's application will be heard by a five-judge Constitution bench, which will also hear the main petition on the constitutional validity of the controversial act providing a quota for OBCs.

The court had earlier fixed August 7 as the date for examining the constitutional validity of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act 2006, which provides reservations for OBCs.