'Rajasthan Bandh' call against quota in promotions for SC, ST employees

Non-reserved category government employees’ organisation has called for a ‘Rajasthan Bandh’ on August 22, the day when the Centre will table a constitutional amendment bill to establish a quota in promotions for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes government employees.

The Samta Andolan Samiti  has been spearheading a campaign against reservation in promotion in government services.

The Samiti members will stage a sit-in against the Bill at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on August 21.

The Samiti, which has filed and contested a litigation in the High Court and Supreme Court against the existing promotion quota for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes government employees, has also cautioned parliamentarians against supporting the Bill.
Samata Andolan Samiti and Mission 72, two organisations of general category employees in the state, have been opposing the government’s move to give reservation.

Apex court’s ruling

The two organisations are also facing a contempt of court case after the Supreme Court ruled against their opposition to the government’s decision.

The Samiti as well as the Mission-72 have publicly accused the state government of evading compliance to the judgment for political reasons.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has counter-accused these leaders of instigating class conflict in the society.

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