Khattar announces reservation in promotion for SCs

Chandigarh: Presiding over Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations today in Rohtak and Kurukshetra, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that people belonging to Scheduled Castes would get benefit of reservation in promotion.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

The Chief Minister also said that cases filed against them while they staged protest for this demand in past would also be withdrawn.

In another major development, he said that women police stations would be set up at every district headquarters in the state.

Recommendations of the Raghavendra Rao Committee would form the basis for the reservation as the state government has accepted and decided to implement it, he said.

The government has presented the data on SC population in the High Court and any doubt regarding promotions would come to end by July 2015, he said, adding, the previous government had not presented the population data gathered by Raghavendra Rao Committee when court had given its judgement regarding Reservation Policy 2013.

The BJP government has gathered the data of Raghavendra Rao Committee and filed a Letters Patent Appeal (LPA) in the High Court considering which the Court had cancelled its previous judgement and people belonging to scheduled castes got benefit of reservation, he said.