Government employees meet Rajnath Singh over reservation in promotion to SC/ST

A section of Government employees met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lucknow last week over the Centres order asking all its departments and the state governments to implement reservation in promotion of employees belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories following a Supreme Court order.

Shailendra Dubey, president of the Savrajan Hitay Sanghrakshan Samiti told India Today, “We met Rajnath and told him that the Centre order of implementing reservation in promotion to SC/ST is contrary to what the Supreme Court said on June 5. If this order is implemented, then we are going to revolt. The Home Minister has assured us that our views will also be considered.”

Another government employee Reena Tiwari posted in the basic education department said that the reservation in the promotion is unfair.

“It will not be acceptable to us if it is implemented in Uttar Pradesh. We have demanded cancellation of the Centre’s order regarding reservation in promotion from Mr Singh,” Reena Tiwari said.

Meanwhile another group under the banner of Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti met the Home Minister in favour of reservation in promotion.

The president of the organisation Awadhesh Verma said “We have appealed him to the Home Minister to get a bill passed in the Parliament for implementing reservation in promotion to SC/ST.”

Source: India Today