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Rajasthan HC dissolves state’s OBC Commission

The order was passed by the court while hearing a writ petition moved by Samata Andolan that challenged the OBC Commission's establishment through an executive order.

Oct 23, 2016 06:00 IST
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Rajasthan High Court in October 2016 order dissolution of the State Other Backward Classes (OBC) Commission. The court said, the commission was constituted without the State Assembly enacting any legislation for it.

The Division Bench of the court directed the state government to appoint a new commission backed by a statute by 15 January 2017. It also directed that no salary or allowance of the members of this commission would be disbursed hereafter.

The order was passed by a division bench of court comprising Justice KS Jhaveri and Justice Mahendra Maheshwari. The court was hearing a writ petition moved by Samata Andolan, challenging the OBC Commission's establishment through an executive order.

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