Different teaching units in a college can’t be treated as one unit for the purpose of reservation: Kerala HC

In the case of Dr G Radhakrishnan Pillai V. State of Kerala and the University of Kerala, the court while quashing the notification of the University of Kerala which covers different teaching department of the University as one unit and held that it’ll amount to 100% reservation if it’s done so.

The court also held that the general category candidates will not get the opportunity for the post.

Rule 14 (a) stated that the unit for the purpose of this rule would be 20, of which 2 posts are to be reserved for SC/ ST, 8 are to be for OBC and the remaining 10 were to be filled on the basis of merit.

Rule 14 (c) provided for appointments on a rotation basis of 20 vacancies each from all the categories of candidates.

It was contended by the petitioner that clubbing all the departments will amount to 100% reservation which will be against various judgements of the Supreme Court. It was argued that it’ll be impermissible by taking different departments as one unit for one single post.

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