Supreme Court holds order on quota in promotions

A view of the Supreme Court of India.   | Photo Credit: SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its judgment in a batch of petitions seeking firm guidelines and basis for granting reservation in promotions for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates in Government jobs.

A Bench led by Justice L. Nageswara Rao heard Attorney General K.K. Venugopal submit that 75 years of Independence had not been able to bring members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes on a par with the forward classes of society. Mr. Venugopal reiterated that it was still tough for a member of the SC/ST to get ‘Group A’ category jobs.

Previous hearing

In the previous hearing, the Bench itself had referred to records filed before it to note that there was low representation of SC/ST category in Group A jobs.

Instead of improving the situation in the Group A ranks, the court had said, efforts were on to ensure adequate representation in Groups B and C.

Mr. Venugopal agreed that it was a “fact of life”.

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