The Allahabad High Court has directed the State Government to upload the report of the U.P State Local Bodies Dedicated Other Backward Class Commission on its website.

The bench of Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Manish Kumar passed the Order on a plea by one Vikash Agarwal challenging the notification used by the UP government insofar as it relates to the reservation of seat of Nagar Panchayat Nighasan, District Lakhimpur Kheri, in other Backward Classes.

Advocate Gaurav Mehrotra appeared for the petitioner whereas Additional Advocate General Kuldeep Tripathi appeared for Respondents.

The petitioner had prayed for a direction to make available in public domain (either by publishing on websites or any other mode), the list of politically backward castes, identified as OBC, for the purpose of local bodies election, forthwith prior to finalization of reservation of seat of Nagar Panchayat Nighashan, District Lakhimpur Kheri, in OBC.

With regard to the list of politically backward classes identified by the aforesaid commission, the Additional Advocate General stated that list of such castes/classes would be provided to the counsel for the petitioner.

The Additional Advocate General added that although there is no requirement in law for providing the said report but if the Court orders, it will be uploaded on the official website of Urban Development Department, Government of U.P.

We accordingly, provide that the aforesaid report be uploaded on the aforesaid website within four days.”, the Court ordered.

The Court also added that when the petitioner is aware that the seat pertaining to the Nagar Panchayat Nighasan has been reserved for OBC and the petitioner does not belong to the same, other reliefs can be claimed at appropriate forum at appropriate stage.

Accordingly, the petition was disposed of.

Cause Title-Vikash Agarwal v. State Of U.P. Thru. Addl. Chief/Prin.Secy. Urban Development Urban Development U.P. Lko. And Others

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