The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Friday on a bunch of petitions seeking reservation in promotion in government jobs to those belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories.
A three-judge Bench led by Justice L Nageswara Rao had reserved its decision on the matter on October 26.
The Apex Court had asked the Central government to inform about the steps taken to assess the inadequate representation of SC/ST employees in Central jobs.
The Court further asked the government about steps taken to implement the decision of the Constitution Bench of 2006 on the Nagraj case to give reservation in promotion to those employees.
However, during the hearing of this matter, the Supreme Court had decided that SC/ST will not reconsider the decision given on the reservation in promotion.
On October 26, 2021, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal had submitted that 75 years of Independence had not been able to brinf the menbers of SC and ST category on par with the forward classes of society. Venugopal had reiterated that it was still tough for a member of the SC/ST to reach the ‘Group A’ category jobs.
The Supreme Court had said that there were some problems regarding reservation in promotion, which will be considered.