- SC refused to refer its 2006 verdict on SC/ST job promotion to a 7-judge bench
- SC turned down Centre’s plea for SC/ST to be considered for granting quota
- A 5-judge Constitution bench pronounced the unanimous judgement
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Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, had strongly argued in favour of granting quota to SC and ST employees, saying there was a presumption of backwardness in their favour.
Dwivedi had also said quota in promotions for SC/ST may be continued for class-IV and class-III services, but should not be allowed for higher services.