The Supreme Court gave notice of a Writ Petition that asked for reservations for members of the SC, ST, OBC, and PWD categories for positions in autonomous bodies, institutions, and universities that receive grants from the Indian government as well as for temporary appointments that would last 45 days or more.
The Petitioners press for a Writ of Mandamus to have “proper representation by way of proper implementation of reservation in the public employment under the ?State and its instrumentalities’ in present economic and social scenario for the constitutionally protected class i.e. SC/ST/OBC/PWD – a constitutionally protected class in the growth, development and jobs/ services of the nation which remains a constitutional objective as outlined in the Preamble of the Constitution read with Articles 14, 16, 21, 46, and Executive Orders as issued by the Central Government from time to time as highlighted in the present Writ Petition.”
The petitioners’ main argument is that the two office memoranda aim to advance social justice principles in favour of the group of individuals who are guaranteed protection under the constitution. It claims that, in light of Supreme Court rulings, their violation is arbitrary, unlawful, and unconstitutional.