Anusha Singh 23 October 2021
As per your query it is understood that you need information regarding the reservation of backward class.
General category seats can be claimed by anyone including members of the SC/ST/OBC groups on the basis of merit. But the applicant can’t avail relaxation (age, marks, etc ) and be accommodated in the general category. The Supreme Court in Deepa Ev vs Union of India, held that a candidate who has availed relaxation under the OBC category, attended the interview under OBC, can’t claim admission under the general category.
However, based on legal precedence, any SC/ST/OBC candidate who has applied and has been chosen in the open category on basis of merit without any relaxations shall not have any impact on reserved seats.
Apart from this if the open category seat is taken because of reservation then you can file a complaint to the higher authority and if still no action is taken then you can file a writ in the High Court.
Hope it helps!
minakshi bindhani 24 October 2021