NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) today permitted the Centre to provide reservation in promotion for SC/ST employee as per law until the issue is adjudicated by its Constitution bench. At the same time, the SC didn’t clarify which law to follow.
“I’m govt and I have to give promotion to my employee,” said Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh to the SC.
“We can say that you can go ahead with promotion as per law and we won’t mention what is (the) law,” said the top court.
In April, Union minister and BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan, who has emerged as the government’s key spokesperson on Dalit issues, told reporters that the government will move the apex court for the repeal of its directions which, he added, have halted the reservation for these communities in promotion.
His announcement comes close on the heels of the government’s decision to file pleas in the apex court against its two orders which, it has argued, would work against the interests of the SCs and the STs.
According to these guidelines, state and central governments have to verify backwardness and efficiency for employees to be benefitted from reservation in promotion rules, Paswan said.
Read at: Time of India