Centre asks departments, states to implement Supreme Court order allowing quota in SC/ST promotions
The Ministry of Personnel said must state that it is subject to further rulings by the top court.
The Centre on Friday asked all its departments and state governments to implement reservations in promotion for employees belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, according to the Supreme Court’s directives.
“The cadre controlling authorities of Central government ministries, departments and Union territories are to carry out promotions in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court,” the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said in a circular tweeted by Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan. The Centre added that every promotion order must state that it shall be subject to further rulings by the Supreme Court.
“We can say that you can go ahead with promotion as per the law,” the top court told the Centre on June 6. The court was hearing the Centre’s special leave petition against the the Delhi High Court’s August 2017 judgement quashing an office memorandum of the Department of Personnel and Training providing for the continuation of reservation in promotions indefinitely.