Explain the “Indira Sawhney and others vs Union of India case” along with its major reforms.
Some persons and associations opposed the order of government of implementing reservation and filed a number of cases in the courts. People appealed to the courts to declarethe order invalid and stop its implementation.
The Supreme Court of India bunched all these cases together and this case came to be known as the ‘Indira Sawhney Case’. Eleven judges of the Supreme Court heard arguments of both sides. By a majority, the Supreme Court Judges in 1992 declared the order of government was valid. . Supreme Court modified the original order and declared. .
That well-to-do persons among the backward classes should be excluded from getting benefit of the reservation. Hence, the Department of Personnel and Training issued another Office Memorandum on 8th September, 1993.