The Union Government said the Major Sinho Commission report was used as a basis for the 10% quota legislation, which interestingly is not mentioned in the majority judgment.
Stalin referred to the observation of former SC judge O Chinnappa Reddy that reservation is not a poverty alleviation scheme.
Nitish demands removal of 50% reservation cap, caste census; TN CM Stalin wants an all-party meet
The judges, part of a five-judge constitution bench, read four separate judgments for over 35 minutes in the courtroom.
The minority opinion, authored by Justice Ravindra Bhat, and concurred with by outgoing Chief Justice UU Lalit, will be important for the Republic in the future.
Earlier, the benefits of the schemes were restricted to villagers in the capital city and the capital region area.
The lawyers said the EWS quota is "wholly unwarranted, arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional" and amounted to "legislative judgement" by the government to overrule the Indra Swahane.
Professor Dr Mohan Gopal assailing the amendment said that the same sought to nullify, and neutralize the constitution's idea of treating unequals unequally.
A bench of CJI UU Lalit, Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, SR Bhat, Bela Trivedi & JB Pardiwala however refused to issue notice to the states but clarified that every state that wanted to argue can argue.
Prior to the online enrollment system, less than 2,000 EWS students were getting into private schools under RTE.
Former HC judge Chandrashekar said that the SC on March 31 this year had called for the EWS allotments to be spread across six separate blocks in the layout with 25 acres allocated in each of them
The Cabinet also approved incentives for government doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers under Ayushman Bharat and Atal Amrit Abhiyan.