Pichra Warg Kalyan Mahasabha Haryana (Regd.) v. State of Haryana

Constitution of India – Articles 14, 15 and 16 – Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Act, 2016 – In spite of Section 5(2) of the 2016 Act making it mandatory for identification and exclusion of ‘creamy layer’ to be on the basis of social, economic and other relevant factors, the State of Haryana has sought to determine ‘creamy layer’ from backward classes solely on the basis of economic criterion and has committed a grave error in doing so. AIR 2021 SC 4140 : JT 2021 (8) SC 190 : 2021 (9) SCALE 635