Selection and merging into a general category cannot be criticised as having an excessive amount of representation: Karnataka High Court

According to a ruling made last week by the Karnataka High Court in the case of B Gurumurthy v. State of Karnataka, the selection and fusion of individuals from reserved categories into the general category based on merit cannot be objected to on the grounds that there is an excessive representation of people from reserved categories.
Officers from the general category of the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) appealed to Justice S. Sunil Dutt Yadav about their seniority in comparison to those promoted based on reservation.
According to the single judge, there was no excessive reservation as a result of the application of the plan to address inadequacy of representation under the Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the Posts in the Civil Services of the State) Act, 2018.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.


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