SC/ST reservation in promotions: Critics call proposal unconstitutional, say responsibility to 'strike balance' lies with state govts
For the SC/ST reservation in promotions, the Supreme Court was told on Thursday that reservation in promotion is impermissible and unconstitutional, and it is the responsibility of the state to strike a balance while giving reservation.
Supreme Court to hear case of SC/ST reservations in promotions on 3 August; no interim order against 2006 verdict
The Supreme Court has scheduled the hearing of the case related to reservations in case of promotions for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories on 3 August, while refusing to pass an interim order against its 2006 verdict which dealt with the application of the concept of 'creamy layer' for reservations to SC and ST categories in government job promotions.
The Supreme Court allowed the Centre to go ahead with reservation in promotion for employees belonging to the SC/ST category in "accordance with law".
Although it is packaged as an affirmative action proposal intended to uplift the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the measure is regressive.
Under pressure over the coal blocks scam, the Manmohan Singh government has opted for a diversionary tactic by approving quotas in promotions