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SC allows reservation in promotion for backward classes

ANI  |  New Delhi, [India] 

The on Tuesday allowed the Centre to provide reservation in promotion for employees of the scheduled and scheduled tribe community as per law, till the issue is cleared off by a constitution bench.

(ASG) Maninder Singh, representing the Centre, said that promotions for employees came to a standstill after orders were passed by several high courts in regard to this issue.

"It is the duty of the government to provide reservation to SC/ ST employees in jobs," he said.

Reportedly, the in August last year had passed an order saying that the government cannot blindly provide reservation in promotion to SCs and STs, until and unless there is an adequate representation for the candidate.

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First Published: Tue, June 05 2018. 15:00 IST