Whether Creamy layer entitled for Reservation in promotions in government jobs : Supreme Court asks Centre

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The Supreme Court of India (SC). (File Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The Supreme Court has asked  Union of India whether the creamy layer is also entitled  for reservation in promotions in government jobs after Centre is moving ahead with reservation in promotion for SC/ST employees in accordance with the law.



The Centre has told the Supreme Court that SC/ST government employees were automatically qualified to receive quota in promotions a

A vacation bench of judges Adarsh Kumar Goel and Ashok Bhushan has  accepted the Centre’s submission that the entire process of promotion has come to a standstill due to the orders passed by various high courts and the apex court.

How the promotion is taking place as of now?” the bench asked. “They are not. It is all standstill. This is the problem. I am the government and I want to give promotion as per constitutional mandate,” the ASG replied. To this, the court said, “We will say you (Centre) can go ahead with promotion in accordance with law.”

The Centre cited the apex court’s 2006 judgment in the M Nagaraj case, which had said creamy layer cannot be applied to SC/ST for promotions in government jobs.

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