Saturday, September 1, 2012
Reservation in promotion
Minister of Dopt Shri.V.Narayanasamy replied to a question in Rajaya Sabha regarding the reservation policy in promotion on 8th August, 2012. The details was given as written reply that "The Supreme Court in the matter of M.Nagaraj Vs. Union of India has held that the constitutional amendments made to enable the State to provide reservation are constitutionally valid. However, the States have to collect quantifiable data showing backwardness of the class and inadequacy of representation of that class in public employment, keeping in mind maintenance of efficiency of administration, as indicated by Article 335".
Recently, the Supreme Court in the matter of Rajesh Kumar Vs. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited has struck down the provision of reservation in promotion in the services of State of Uttar Pradesh, because the aforesaid requirements were not complied with.
The aforesaid judgment is in respect of services of State of Uttar Pradesh.