Supreme Court Directs Government To Follow SC-ST Quotas In Promotions Until ‘Final Decision’

The Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday (5 June) directed the Central government to allow reservation in promotions for SC/ST employees as per law until the issue is finally decided by its Constitution bench, reports The Times of India. At the same time, the apex court did not specify which law to follow.

The Centre told the court that it was bound to promote its employees, and that such promotions had almost come to a standstill after various high court orders in this regard.

"I am the government and I have to give promotion to my employees," Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh had told the SC.

Then the court said the promotions could be proceeded with ‘as per law’. “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 Lok Janshakti Party boss Ram Vilas Paswan told the media that the government would move the apex court for the repeal of its directions which, he added, have put an end to reservation for these communities in promotion.

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