The recognition of the third gender ( transgenders/ eunuchs) as a socially and educationally backward class
of citizens by the apex court in April last year was a path finder," the bench said.
The Maharashtra Legislature had on November 29 last year passed a bill proposing 16 per cent reservation in education and government jobs for Marathas, declared as socially and educationally backward class
(SEBC) by the government.
"Moreover, the government jobs must be given to us under the Socially and Educationally Backward Class
Category (SEBC)," he said.
Sharma (former Secretary, DOPT) on 08.03.2019 to examine the issues related to Creamy layer equivalence among the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 1(ANI): Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council on Monday unanimously passed the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes
(SEBC) Amendment Bill paving the way for reservation of Maratha community in jobs and education.
The "Jat" community in the state is calling for legislation that would classify it as Other Backward Class (OBC), a collective term used by the Indian government to describe "socially and educationally backward classes
of people." The community's leaders insist that they will not end the protests until their demand for quotas was met.
Similarly, the State is not prevented from making any special provision for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes
of citizens, SCs and STs, like, reservations of seats for admission in educational institutions under Article 15(4).
Ensure full representation of the Scheduled Castes/ the Scheduled Tribes, the socially and Educationally Backward Classes
and Economically Weaker Sections in direct recruitment in teachers cadres.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Bill, 2019 which aims to ensure reservations in teaching positions for people from Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST), socially and educationally backward classes
(SEBCs), and economically weaker sections (EWS) in the central institutions.
The claimants put forth various criteria for distribution of resources - affirmative action for the needy (socially and educationally backward classes
, women, etc.); affirmative action for those oppressed in the past (dalit); merit based distribution of opportunities and resources (upper-castes); contribution based claims (free market); and finally more privileges to the sons of the soil (regional parties and majoritarian communal forces).
Clause (5) of Article 15 of the Constitution enables the State Governments to make special provision, by law, for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes
of citizens or for the Schedules Castes or the Schedules Tribes.
Dave, struck down the Andhra Pradesh Reservation in Favour of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes
of Muslims Act, 2007.