New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday indicated that it might constitute a 7-judge constitution bench on August 3 to consider whether Nagaraj judgement by a 5-judge bench putting spokes in grant of reservation in promotion-required reconsideration.
However if they wish to exercise their discretion and make such provision, the State has to collect quantifiable data showing backwardness of the class and inadequacy of representation of that class in public employment.
There must be compelling reasons, namely, backwardness and inadequacy of representation, which enables the States to provide for reservation keeping in mind the overall efficiency of the State administration.
The Centre wants the apex court to reconsider this issue.
The Attorney General wanted the court to have a re-look at this verdict by a larger bench after a reference made by a two-judge Bench headed by Justice Kurian Joseph.