Voice of Maharashtra

To maintain reservation in promotion The state government will present its case in the Supreme Court


- Cabinet meeting decision
Mumbai, Dec. 13: Special Permission Petition No. in the Supreme Court regarding reservation in promotion. In 28306/2017, there was a discussion in the state cabinet meeting regarding the government's side.
The report submitted by a committee headed by the Chief Secretary, which was constituted to determine the reservation in the government service by compiling information on the promotion of backward classes and their representation in the direct service, was also discussed. The Cabinet has taken the following decision in this regard.
1. Article 16 (4) (a) of the Constitution provides that the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes may be given reservation in promotion if the State is of the opinion that the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are not adequately represented in the promotion. Also, reservation in promotion can be given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the State as they meet the two criteria of Inadequate Representation and Administrative Efficiency prescribed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court.
2. Like Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Deprived Castes (A), Nomadic Tribes (B), Nomadic Tribes (C), Nomadic Tribes (D), and Special Backward Classes are not adequately represented in the promotion, the report of the said committee has pointed out. . Therefore, it is necessary to give reservation in promotion to deprived castes (a), nomadic tribes (b), nomadic tribes (c), nomadic tribes (d), and special backward classes. Accordingly, as per Maharashtra Reservation Act, 2001, reservation has been given to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Deprived Castes (A), Nomadic Tribes (B), Nomadic Tribes (C), Nomadic Tribes (D) and Special Backward Classes. It should be upheld, the opinion should be put forward by the state in the petition of the Supreme Court.
3. Additional affidavits should be filed to bring the above matters to the notice of the Supreme Court.
4. Senior counsel should be appointed as special counsel as required to represent the case in the Supreme Court.