The petitioner in Madras High Court said that the OBC candidates must be eligible for 50 percent reservation as envisaged under the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act, 1993 and as previously affirmed by the Court vide its earlier decision dated July 27, 2020.
An employee of the Delhi State Co-operative Bank had alleged harassment by the bank management since he was from the SC community. The National Commission for Scheduled Castes summoned the bank's board of directors to appear before it on June 30.
The Bench has upheld the punishment of Life Imprisonment with a fine of Rupees 1,000 under section 376(1) of Indian Penal Code but set aside the same punishment under section 3(2)(v) of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.
In the plea, Secretary of Peoples Charioteer Organisation submitted that these commissions have failed to provide any relief in matters pertaining to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes since these posts are lying vacant.