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Central govt has nothing to do with it, says Prahlad Joshi over SC order on quotas in jobs

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The Central government has nothing to do with the Supreme Court's ruling that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments and there is no fundamental right to claim quota in promotions, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday.

"This is the Supreme Court's decision. The government of India has nothing to do with it. The Social Welfare Minister will make a statement at 2:15 pm today," Joshi said in the Lok Sabha.

In a landmark judgment on Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that reservation in promotions for government jobs is not a fundamental right. The top court also said the states cannot be directed to provide promotions to the members of the SC/ST community.

Meanwhile, urging the central government to intervene in the Supreme Court's judgement, "LJP President and MP Chirag Paswan said, "Lok Jan Shakti Party does not agree with the Supreme Court's decision that reservations for jobs, promotions, is not a fundamental right. We urge the Centre to intervene in this matter."

Denouncing the judgement, Apna Dal's Anupriya Pate said, "Apna Dal does not agree with the Supreme Court judgement. So far, it is the most unfortunate decision given by the Supreme Court."

The Supreme Court had passed the judgment in a case with respect to the validity of the Uttarakhand government's decision to fill up posts without providing reservation to SC/STs in government jobs.

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First Published: Mon, February 10 2020. 14:19 IST