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SC won't give yardstick for reservation in promotion to SC/ST in jobs

The top court said it is neither legal nor proper for the Courts to issue directions or advisory sermons to the executive in respect of the sphere

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The Supreme Court Friday refused to "lay down any yardstick" for granting reservation in promotion to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government jobs saying determination of their inadequate representation is the discretion of the State.

The top court said it is neither legal nor proper for the Courts to issue directions or advisory sermons to the executive in respect of the sphere which is exclusively within their domain under the Constitution.

"Determination of inadequate representation of SCs and STs in services under a State is left to the discretion of the State, as the determination depends upon myriad factors which this

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First Published: Jan 29 2022 | 12:53 AM IST

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