New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) The Supreme Court today made it clear that the exclusion of creamy layer from the benefits of OBC quota policy of the government is a must to give the benefit of the policy to the disadvantaged sections among OBCs.
Earlier, counsel for PMK a political party from Tamil Nadu, Raviverma Kumar, pleaded before the five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan that the Central Government should be directed to conduct caste based census to identify the beneficiaries of the government policy providing 27 per cent quota to OBCs in admission to educational institutions of higher learning.
Mr Kumar also pleaded that there cannot be any time limit for the quota policy.
He also contended that exclusion of Creamy layer is not possible as the basis of policy is caste and there cannot be exclusion or inclusion on any other basis.
One of the counsel appearing in support of the quota policy complained to the court that the media reporting in the case is biased.
The counsel for petitioners opposing the reservation policy of the government will respond to the points raised by the government and its allies tomorrow.
Other judges of the bench are Justices Arijit Pasayat, C K Thakker, R V Raveendran and Dalveer Bhandari.