Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said on Sunday that officers belonging to the Scheduled Castes, who had been demoted, would get promotions in the next 15 days.
This comes in the wake of the SC/ST promotions Act coming into force in the state, Parameshwara said. The deputy chief minister was speaking at a programme here.
He said some officers who had got demoted had ended their lives. Parameshwara said no effort should be made to snatch the rights of the SC/ST community, but felt that promotion benefits could be given to those eligible from the other communities too.
Parameshwara said seat-sharing talks were on with JD(S) and a decision on tricky constituencies would be discussed at the level of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.