TN government to move SC as Madras HC quashes 10.5 per cent Vanniyar quota

In February, the then AIADMK government had passed the Bill granting special internal reservations to Vanniyars, including six sub-sections, and it was implemented by the current DMK government.

Holding that the State government has not considered the caste-wise population to provide special internal reservation for Vanniyars, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Monday set aside the 10.5 per cent internal reservation granted to the community under the Most Backward Classes (MBC) quota. Advocate General R Shunmugasundaram said the government would move an appeal before the Supreme Court.

“Tamil Nadu special reservation of seats in educational institutions including private educational institutions and appointments or posts in the services under the State within the reservation for the Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities Act, 2021, is declared as ultra vires the provisions of the Constitution,” a division bench of Justice M Duraiswamy and Justice K Murali Shankar ruled.