Reservation Based On Domicile

Days before the code of conduct for Delhi assembly elections was to come into effect, the Sheila Dikshit government on Tuesday sought to give Delhiites a major gift by reserving for them approximately 68% of undergraduate seats across 28 Delhi University colleges which receive city government grants. But the HRD ministry said an order of this magnitude should have made after consulting the Central government. A senior ministry official said the decision goes against the very grain of the Delhi University Act. “All acts of central universities have a provision that there would be no reservation on the basis of domicile.