Minority Issues – SC, ST, Dalits, OBC, Reservations, etc.

Ninth Schedule of Indian Constitution


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Article 31A and 31 B, Ninth Schedule

Mains level: Making reservation system more efficient



[Burning Issue] SC judgement on Reservation not being a Fundamental Right

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3 years ago

However, in a significant judgement delivered in I.R. Coelho
case (2007)12
, the Supreme Court ruled that there could not be
any blanket immunity from judicial review of laws included in the
Ninth Schedule. The court held that judicial review is a ‘basic
feature’ of the constitution and it could not be taken away by
putting a law under the Ninth Schedule. It said that the laws
placed under the Ninth Schedule after April 24, 1973, are open to
challenge in court if they violated Fundamental Rights guaranteed
under the Articles 14, 15, 19 and 21 or the ‘basic structure’ of the
Constitution. It was on April 24, 1973, that the Supreme Court first
propounded the doctrine of ‘basic structure’ or ‘basic features’ of
the constitution in its landmark verdict in the Kesavananda Bharati

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3 years ago
Reply to  Birju Rajak

it popped up in my mind too, rather this is just a political statement


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