SC sends notice to state govt, PSC over petitions opposing reservation system in KAS
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Sunday served notice to Kerala government and the Public Service Commission over the petitions filed against implementing reservation system for government employees who availed reservation quota for entering service, in Kerala Administrative Service.
The petitions challenged the Kerala High court order that upheld the KAS Act amendment. The bench including justice D Y Chandrachud asked the government and PSC to file their response within February 15, when the case will be considered again.
K Sarath Kumar and K Hari Kumar filed the petitions in SC challenging the HC verdict pronounced on November 30. Senior advocate Shyam Diwan and Adv. Gireesh Kumar appeared for the petitioners.
The HC had rejected the petitions that stated providing reservation, to those who already availed it, is unconstitutional. HC had pointed out that those in service are being given appointment after entrance examinations and hence the reservation is legal as ruled by the administrative tribunal.