The Uttarakhand High Court at Nanital has issued notice to the State in a Writ Petition filed challenging the law wherein 30 percent reservation was granted to women having domicile in Uttarakhand.

The Bench of Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Ravindra Maithani directed the State to file counter affidavit within six weeks and further said that the selection process would be subject to further orders in the writ petition.

Advocate Dr. Kartikey Hari Gupta appeared for the petitioner and Advocate General S.N. Babulkar appeared for the respondent.

In this case, Writ Petition was preferred by the petitioner, who was a resident of Delhi, had appeared for the Uttarakhand Provincial Civil Services Examination, 2021.

The petitioner had challenged the Public Service (Horizontal Reservation for Women) Act, 2022 (the Act) and had contended that she had cleared the preliminary examination but could not finally qualify the exam as she did not have the domicile of Uttarakhand. It was further contended by the petitioner that the Act violated Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution.

Accordingly, the matter was listed for further hearing on July 4, 2023.

Cause Title- Aliya v. State of Uttarakhand

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