Favour OBC quota in local polls, but not on basis of 'flawed' 2011 census: Centre

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it supports the decision to reserve seats for Other Backward Communities (OBCs) in panchayat and municipal elections, but also added that it cannot provide state governments with the 2011 Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data as it is "flawed, inaccurate and unreliable" and cannot be the basis for providing any kind of reservation.

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