In case of promotion by selection method, reservation is available to SCs and STs upto lowest rung of Group A. There is no reservation in promotion by selection within Group A.
The implication of this judgement will be that all the promotions made under the rules of 2002 are non est (invalid) in the eyes of law and will be reverted and the gradation lists of various departments will have to be redrawn as prior to the enactment of rules of 2002.
The Supreme Court has ruled that there could be no quota for SC and ST employees for top posts in public sector banks but reservation for them was permissible in posts from scale-I till scale-VI.
Concessions to Scheduled Castes and scheduled Tribes in posts filled by promotion by selection-posts within Group A (Class I)
SC/ST reservation in Promotion – Implementation of Supreme Court decision for amending Rules of Promotion – OM No.1/9/69-Estt.(SCT) Dated 26th March, 1970
Rules of Promotion – Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Decision – Whether concession as per O.M. No. 1/9/69-Estt (SCT) dated 26.3.1970 tantamounts to reservation
Income Tax department awarded Grace Marks to SC/ST candidates in promotion who have already qualified in the past with relaxed standards to attain merit.
Reports have began to come regarding the details of Bill introduced by the Government in Rajya Sabha for allowing reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes employees for promotions in Government Jobs.
Minister of Dopt Shri.V.Narayanasamy replied to a question in Rajaya Sabha regarding the reservation policy in promotion on 8th August, 2012.
After repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and turmoil in Lok Sabha, government on Thursday agreed to members’ demand for bringing a Constitution amendment bill for reservation in promotion of SCs and STs in state jobs.