Justice Amit Rawal said it would lead to 100 per cent reservation in some of the posts in which only one vacancy was available. The court considered three petitions (WP-C No. 4592/2018 and others) filed by candidates through senior advocate George Poonthottam.
The court said reservation cannot be applied by taking all professor vacancies as one cadre but it has to be made subject-wise. Otherwise, it would result in a single post being kept reserved exclusively for members of backward classes, in total exclusion to the general members of the public, thus violating constitutional provisions, the judgment said.
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Notification issued by the university on November 27, 2017 for the appointments was quashed by the court. As per the notification, the vacancy specified as one post in each department were kept reserved for various communities falling under reserved categories.