UP Nikay Chunav: Yogi government said in the High Court – triple test formula adopted for OBC reservation, know what it is

UP Local Election: The next hearing of the OBC reservation case related to the UP urban body elections will be held on December 23. If the court rules in favor of the state government, the UP civic elections could be held in January.

Uttar Pradesh Nikay Chunav: The case of urban body elections in Uttar Pradesh is going on in the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court. The next hearing on this is to be held on December 23. In fact, the Yogi government had issued a notification regarding the local body elections, on which objections were raised and a demand was made to give reservation to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the local body elections.

At the same time, in the petition filed in the High Court, it was also said that the government did not implement the formula of triple test in reservation of backward classes in body reservation. On this, the Yogi Government replied that the system adopted by the State Government to implement OBC reservation is as good as the ‘Triple Test Formula’ suggested by the Supreme Court.

Triple Test Formula- Know what is Triple Test Formula:

The ‘Triple Test Formula’ prescribed by the Supreme Court includes the state government collecting data by assessing the backwardness of local bodies within the state and constituting a special commission for the same. OBC reservation will be implemented within the state based on the report of the commission. Before making OBC reservation, it is necessary to test three standards.

In this, the ratio of necessary reservation has to be seen. Also the seats reserved for SC, ST and OBC candidates should not exceed 50% of the total seats.

And when the elections were held for the civic body elections in 2017, under the Uttar Pradesh Municipal Corporation (Reservation and Allotment of Seats and Offices) Rules, 2011, the Urban Development Department has reserved 27% for OBCs, 13% for Scheduled Castes and 13% for women candidates. 20% (60 in all) seats were announced.


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High Court imposed stay:

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had earlier stayed the notification issued by the Yogi government regarding the civic elections till December 20, but as the date of hearing progressed, the stay deadline kept increasing. Now the matter will be heard on 23 December. If the court rules in favor of the state government, the UP civic elections could be held in January. On the other hand, if the court’s decision comes against the Yogi government, then it is possible that the elections will be held by April-May.


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