Practice restraint in Servant Seniority Rules: UP govt

Claiming that efforts were being made to mislead people on the issue of reservation to SC/ST and resultant seniority, UP govt appealed to its staff to practice patience and wait for the Supreme Court`s judgement.

Lucknow: Claiming that efforts were being
made to mislead people on the issue of reservation to SC/ST
and resultant seniority, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday appealed to its staff to practice patience and wait for the
Supreme Court`s judgement.

"From the last few days efforts are being made to
disturb law and order and disturb public order through
rallies, demonstrations and dharna and stop train traffic by
spreading misnomer on the issue of reservation to SC/ST and
resultant seniority," principal secretary home Fateh Bahadur
told reporters here.
He said the state goverment had made a provision of
resultant seniority to SC/ST personnel through the 85th
amendment in the `UP Government Servant Seniority Rules
September 2007.`

Provisions made by the government were challenged in
the Allahabad High Court on which an order was passed on
January 4 this year, he said.
The HC had quashed the seniority rules for providing
reservation in promotions for state employees when a division
bench comprising Justice Pradip Kant and Justice Rituraj
Awasthi pronounced this judgement on about 50 writ petitions
challenging the "UP Government Servant Seniority Rules."

The principal secretary said that the government has
fild a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court, which was
still pending.

"In an interim order passed on February 28, the SC
directed to maintain status quo till further orders. The state
government is effectively pursuing the SLP in the apex court,"
he said.

In the meantime it has come to the knowledge of the
government that efforts were being made to break law and
disturb public order by spreading misnomer on this issue, he
said.

"The government appeals to all concerned parties that
the issue is pending before the SC and they should practice
restrain, wait for the judgement and not indulge in any
activity which disturbs law and order and create problems for
the people," he said.

The principal secretary said that all officials and
employees were equal for the government, which is sensitive
and aware towards the interests of all sections.

PTI

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