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Govt to bring back SC/ST promotion Bill in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Undeterred by the fracas in the Rajya Sabha today, the government will bring back the Bill providing for SC/ST reservation in promotion in government jobs in the Upper House tomorrow again for consideration and passage.

Congress issued a whip to its members in the House today itself over the Bill, asking them to be present and vote for the measure, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said.

A screen-grab of the Rajya Sabha.

"Government will bring the Bill for SC/ST reservation in promotions in Rajya Sabha tomorrow," Bansal said. "The government is clear that there should be reservation in promotions upto 22.5 per cent for SCs and STs in government jobs," he said.

Asked if it was possible to pass the Bill in the remaining two days of the current monsoon session, Bansal said "we do want to pass the Bill. We also issued a whip to our members. We will try for the passage of the Bill again tomorrow. We are listing it again."


Published Date: Sep 05, 2012 20:15 PM | Updated Date: Sep 05, 2012 20:15 PM

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