The Supreme Court has decided to hear the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of extending reservation to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in Lok Sabha and the state assemblies beyond the original 10-year period contemplated in the Constitution.
The apex court today it will hear this plea on November 21.
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud said it would examine the “validity of the 104th Constitutional Amendment Act”.
This Act was extended quota to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years. T
he top court made it clear that it will not go into the validity of the earlier extensions given for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes reservations through earlier amendments.