PM to chair all-party meeting on promotion quota to SC/STs
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 11:42
New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will chair an all-party meeting here on Tuesday to discuss reservation in job promotions for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

The UPA Government is also expected to table a bill in this regard tomorrow.

After repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and turmoil in Lok Sabha, the government had earlier this month agreed to the members demand for bringing a Constitution Amendment Bill for reservation in promotion of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in state jobs.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister''s Office V. Narayanasamy had then informed the Rajya Sabha that the government would bring a bill in this regard on August 22.

"The Prime Minister will call a meeting of all party leaders on 21st of this month as has been demanded by the whole house. We will try to bring a bill on 22nd," he said.

The Supreme Court had earlier in April overruled the Uttar Pradesh Government''s decision to provide reservations in government job promotions.

The verdict had come as a blow to the then Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government in Uttar Pradesh, which had implemented the policy.

The BSP had raised this issue in the Budget Session of Parliament demanding a constitutional amendment to provide for such quotas.


First Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 11:41

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