MP unions to file caveat in SC over quota

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), May 1 (IANS) Hailing the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s verdict nullifying reservation in promotions, workers’ unions here on Sunday said they would file a caveat in the Supreme Court.

Madhya Pradesh Adhikari-Karmachari Sanyukt Morcha covenor Arun Dwivedi and Tritiya Varg Shaskiya Karmchari Sangh general secretary Lakshminarayan Sharma welcomed Saturday’s verdict.

Sharma told IANS that a workers’ meet will be called to discuss the next step and a decision will be taken about filing the caveat. He said they would not wait for the government to file the caveat in the apex court.

He said the Madhya Pradesh government should take inspiration from Uttar Pradesh that complied with the apex court’s order to provide promotion on the basis of equality.

Madhya Pradesh High Court on Saturday struck down reservations for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government job promotions through an order that affects over 30,000 employees and officers with possible implications in other states.

The division bench set aside promotions under the 2002 Madhya Pradesh Public Service Rules — that reserve 16 percent posts for Scheduled Castes and 20 percent for Scheduled Tribes in promotions — saying they violated Supreme Court guidelines.

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