Jarnail Singh v. Lachhmi Narain Gupta [2018 SC]

  • The 2006 directions on collecting quantifiable data on the backwardness of SC/STs was contrary to the 1992 judgment by a nine-Judge bench.
  • The states were not required to “collect quantifiable data” reflecting the backwardness among these communities.
  • SCs and STs were the “most backward or the weakest of the weaker sections of society” and presumed to be backward.