HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE SRI MADAN B. LOKUR
THE HON’BLE SRI JUSTICE SANJAY KUMAR
PIL Nos.1, 22 and 56 of 2012
(Per Hon‟ble the Chief Justice Sri Madan B. Lokur)
The challenge in this batch of writ petitions is to two OfficeMemoranda, both dated 22.12.2011. There is also challenge to aResolution dated 22.12.2011 which relates to one of the OfficeMemoranda.2. The first Office Memorandum (for short the first OM) and theaccompanying Resolution concern the Central Educational Institutions
(Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006 (hereinafter referred to as „the CEIAct‟).
The first OM and the Resolution carve out, with effect from1.1.2012, a sub-quota of 4.5% for socially and educationally backwardclass of citizens belonging to minorities, for reservation in admission insome central educational institutions. The carving out is from the 27%reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) who are entitled toreservation in admission to central educational institutions. In other words, OBCs having 27% reservation have been broken up into twosegments: one segment of 22.5% reservation for OBCs and the second or