Published On: Tue, Jun 5th, 2018

BJP welcomes Supreme Court order on reservation in promotion to SC/ST employees

New Delhi: Union minister and senior BJP leader Thawar Chand Gehlot today welcomed the Supreme Court’s order to allow the Centre to go ahead with reservation in promotion for employees belonging to the SC and ST category in “accordance with law”.

“I welcome the decision by the Supreme Court,” senior BJP leader and Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said.

“I welcome the decision by the Supreme Court. It will not just open new doors for the communities but also widen the existing scope in various arenas of employment in the government sector,” Gehlot said in a statement.

The top court took into account the Centre’s submissions that entire process of promotion has come to a “standstill” due to the orders passed by various high courts and the apex court had also ordered for “status quo” in a similar matter in 2015.

A vacation bench of justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Ashok Bhushan said the Centre was not “debarred” from making promotions in accordance with law in the matter.

PTI

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