Published On: Mon, May 4th, 2015

Govt order on promotion in jobs to SC-ST employees set aside

Patna: The Patna High Court today set aside a government order relating to promotion of employees belonging to Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes in government jobs.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Justice V Nath pronounced the judgement on the writ petition of one Sushil Kuar Singh.

Justice Nath quashed the order of 2014 after finding that it was not in conformity with a Supreme Court judgement in M Nagaraj case in 2006.

The 2006 order of the apex court had defined condition for providing reservation in promotion in government jobs on caste line.

The government order of December 21, 2014 had stated reservation with consequential seniority in promotion to SC & ST employees.

PTI

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