Who resolved the dispute of the Mandal Commission? How did it materialise later on?
- Some persons and associations opposed this order and filed a number of cases in the courts.
- They appealed to the court’s to declare the order invalid and stop its implementation.
- The Supreme Court of India bunched all these cases together. This case was known as ‘Indira Sawhney and others Vs Union of India case’.
- Eleven judges of the Supreme Court heard the arguments of both sides.
- By a majority, the Supreme Court judges in 1992 declared that this order of the Government of India was valid.
- At the same time, the Supreme Court asked the government to modify its original order.
- It said that well-to-do persons among the backward classes should be excluded from getting the benefit of reservation.
- Accordingly, the Department of Personnel and Training issued another Memorandum on September 8,1993. The dispute thus came to an end and this policy has been followed since then.