International Journal of Law


International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2021)

Analytical study of the constitutionally valid parameters for the determination of social backwardness as a base for identification of the backward classes and for application of the reservation policy for them in educational institutions and government employment


Umesh Shrikrishnarao Aswar

Certain sections of the Indian society have been historically discriminated and deprived of all kinds of rights by the rest of the society. The philosophy of the social reforms, some efforts of the Britishers and finally the provisions made by the Constituent Assembly in the Constitution paved the way for the social justice and upliftment of the Schedule Castes & Schedule Tribes (hereinafter to be called as the SC & ST) and other socially backward classes of the Indian society. Various measures planned and implemented by the Governments after commencement of the Constitution as a part of affirmative actions in order to fulfill said purpose have been streamlined by Indian higher judiciary by laying down specific principles in consonance with the Constitutional provisions.
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