Supreme Court considers revisiting reservation in promotions and creamy layer for SCs, STs

In 2006, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, delivering the judgment in the M. Nagaraj case, had ruled that the government is not bound to give reservation in promotions to the SCs and STs and also that the creamy-layer formulation cannot be applied to the two communities. Now, a decade on, another Supreme Court bench is considering a review of both those rulings

During arguments on a petition seeking revision of the Supreme Court judgment in the M. Nagaraj case on 23 August, the Supreme Court asked whether the creamy-layer formula, which is today applicable only to OBCs, could be applied to the SCs and the STs, too…


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