Patna: With Parliament set to take up Amendment Bill to restore quota in promotion for SC/STs, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he favoured the legislation. "I and my party JD(U) is in favour of the Bill for restoration of quota in promotion for SC/STs," Kumar told reporters emerging from his favourite "Janata ke darbar me mukhya mantri" programme.
He said Bihar has already made such provision. "The condition of SC/STs has still not improved to keep them away from reservation," Kumar, who is senior JD(U) leader, said giving justification for his argument in favour of the Constitution Amendment Bill to restore quota in promotions for SC/STs.
Kumar said that despite numerous welfare measures and reservation in jobs, the condition of the weaker sections has not improved very much as compared to other sections of the society.
04:49 PM, Dec 10, 2012
New Delhi: With the Cabinet clearing a bill to provide reservation in promotion to SC/STs in government jobs, BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday met top BJP leaders seeking their support for its passage in the current session of Parliament. Mayawati along with her party colleague Satish Chandra Mishra met Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley, urging them to allow Parliament to...
02:50 PM, Sep 04, 2012
New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday cleared a Bill which provides for reservation to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in government job promotions. The government will introduce the Bill in Parliament on Wednesday or Thursday. Congress's new-found ally, the Samajwadi Party had earlier lashed out at the Centre saying that while reservation of jobs for SCs/STs and OBC candidates was fine, reservations in promotions would not be...
12:10 PM, Sep 04, 2012