State of Madras v. Champakam Dorairajan

State of Madras v. Champakam Dorairajan (AIR 1951 SC 226) is a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of India. This judgement led to the First Amendment of the Constitution of India. It was the first major judgement regarding reservations in Republic of India. In its ruling the Supreme Court upheld the Madras High Court judgement, which in turn had struck down the Government Order (G.O) passed in 1927 in the [Madras Presidency]. The G.O had provided caste based reservation in government jobs and college seats. The Supreme Court's verdict held that providing such reservations was in violation of Article 29 (2) of the Indian Constitution.[1]

State of Madras v. Chamakam Dorairajan
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CourtSupreme Court of India
Full case nameState of Madras v. Chamakam Dorairajan
Citation(s)AIR 1951 SC 226
Case history
Subsequent action(s)Enactment of the First Amendment to the Constitution of India.

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  1. ^ "State of Madras Vs Smt.Champakam Dorairajan". Legal Service India. Retrieved 3 May 2010.

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