HC dismisses plea for reservation in TN temple posts
Madurai, Jan 28 (PTI) Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu Government to fill vacancies in a temple, by making reservation of posts for SC and ST candidates, holding that relevant service rules did not provide for caste or community based quota.
Justice N Paul Vasantha Kumar and Justice R Subbiah said that no provision had been made to reserve any post to any caste or community under the Tamil Nadu Hindu Regigious Institutions (Officers and Servants) Service Rules, 1964, amended in June 2010.
The said rule was a special rule applicable for appointment of officers and servants in Hindu Religious Institutions.
The State and Subordinate Service rules provided for reservation of several categories of persons like Backward Class, Most Backward Class, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe as vertical reservation and reservation for women.