Reservation in Promotion: The Supreme Court refused to set criteria for giving reservation in promotion to people belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes in government jobs and left it to the states.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave a big statement on the issue of giving reservation in promotion to Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in government jobs. The court refused to relax the conditions of reservation for SC-STs and said that employees are bound to collect quantitative data before giving reservation in promotion.
- Bench of 3 judges gave the verdict
On the issue of reservation in promotion for SC-ST, Justice L. A three-member bench of Nageswara Rao, Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice BR Gavai delivered the verdict. Earlier, Justice L. A bench headed by Nageswara Rao had reserved the verdict on October 26 after hearing.
- Central government’s argument on this matter
During the hearing of this case, the Central Government told the bench of the Supreme Court that it is true that even after 75 years of the country’s independence, people belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) community are treated with the same talent as the forward classes. level has not been brought.
- ‘Difficult for SC-STs to get higher posts’
Attorney General KK Venugopal had argued that it is more difficult for people belonging to SC and ST communities to get higher posts in Group ‘A’ category jobs and the time has come to ask SC to fill up the vacancies. , ST and OBC (Other Backward Classes) should be given some solid foundation.
- Earlier the Supreme Court had left the decision on the states
Earlier, the Supreme Court had refused to reopen the issue of reservation in promotion to Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in government jobs and said that it will not re-open the issue. Because it is for the states to decide how they implement it.