New Delhi: The Centre has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court in connection with the apex court’s constitutional bench interpretation of the 102nd Amendment Act, 2018.
The Supreme Court, while dismissing the Mumbai high court’s judgement uphelding the Maharashtra government’s Maratha Quota Act, has ruled that it is only the President of India who can include or exclude any community from the list of OBC as per the 102nd Amendment 2018 of the Constitution. According to the Constitutional bench, the State government has no power to amend the list of the OBC.
The Centre had submitted at that time, it has no intention to denude the State’s power.
“As provided in the Supreme Court Rules, 2013, a Review Petition for review of the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court has been filed by the Union of India on 13thMay,2021″, said a PIB press release.
The PIB release said, “The Constitution Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court has pronounced Judgement dated 5.5.2021 in the matter of Writ Petition NO.938 of 2020 Shri Shiv Sangram V/s Union of India and other various Civil Appeals involving interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution 102nd Amendment Act,2018.”