Published On: Mon, Nov 21st, 2016

SC and ST govt employees stage demonstration seeking promotion

New Delhi: Demanding amendments in rules regarding promotion for SC and ST government employees, various organisations working for the rights of these communities staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar here today.

Ashok Kumar, National Secretary of All India SC/ST Employees Association.

Ashok Kumar, National Secretary of All India SC/ST Employees Association

“We demand that the 17th Constitutional amendment for reservation in promotion in government services for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament,” said Ashok Kumar, National Secretary of All India SC/ST Employees Association.

“We also demand reservation for SC and ST candidates in judicial services as well as the private sector,” he added.

Looking to build on the momentum of the Dalit protests in Gujarat, scheduled caste organisations will also hold a mega rally at Delhi’s Ramlila grounds later this week.

PTI

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