SC refuses to refer Nagaraj judgement to larger bench

9/26/2018

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Wednesday, in its verdict, refused to refer the petitions challenging the Nagaraj judgement and held that the judgement cannot be referred to a larger bench with respect to the issue of reservation in promotion to SC ST candidates. The Apex Court five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, and Ashok Bhushan and Arjan Kumar Sikri, said, there was no need to send the matter to a larger Constitution bench. The Apex Court also said that the states don't have to collect data from SC ST candidates. "There is no merit in the petitions," the Court said.