Karnataka government will urge the Supreme court to review its 1992 judgment on the reservation and increase it above 50 percent.
Karnataka's Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa had set up a committee to study the requests from several communities seeking a higher allocation of reservation-based opportunities.
On March 22, 2021, the Karnataka government decided to approach the Supreme court to re-examine and increase reservations beyond the current cap of 50% on employment and education. Several communities in the state had forward with the demand of increasing the reservation cap.
Similarly, five other states Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Jharkhand, have also decided to ask the Supreme Court to increase reservation caps by asking the top court to re-examine the 1992 verdict. In 1992, the Supreme Court had ruled that caste-based reservations should be 50% to bring more deprived classes within the reservation range.