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  • SC rejects plea against Akhilesh govt’s pension scheme for poor

    Published on February 20, 2017

    scNew Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea challenging the Akhilesh Yadav government’s ‘Samajwadi’ pension scheme for the poor. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul said the scheme is a beautiful one meant for the poor.

    The court was hearing the appeal filed by ‘Hindu Front for Justice’ against the Allahabad High Court order which did not find merit in the plea against the scheme. It was alleged that it provides 25 per cent reservation for minorities which is not permissible under the Constitution.