Latest GK GS

Updated By: LatestGKGS Desk

SC/ST job promotion quota: Supreme Court ruled no need to collect quantifiable data



SC/ST government job promotion quota: Supreme Court ruled no need to collect quantifiable data: Details, Highlights

The Supreme Court has paved the way for quota in promotions in government jobs. A five-judge constitution bench on Wednesday said there is no need to review the 2006 Nagaraj verdict. The matter need not be referred to a seven-judge constitution bench, said the top court. 

The SC bench comprised of Chief Justice Dipak Misra said states need not collect quantifiable data on backwardness for giving quota in job promotion to SC/ST employees.

The SC didn't impose a restriction in this regard and clearly said that centre or state governments can provide reservation if they want."

The SC by its 2006 judgment, also known as Nagaraj case, had stated it will have to show in each case the existence of compelling reasons, namely backwardness, an inadequacy of representation and overall administrative efficiency, before making provision for reservation in promotion."

The SC 19 October 2006 judgment had said that the concept of the creamy layer within the SC/ST is not the issue.  There may be individuals who might have overcome the stigma, but the community continues to face the stigma."


Latest Supreme Court Updates

» Supreme Court accepts the validity of Aadhaar card

» Supreme Court permits live streaming of court proceedings, Key facts

» Supreme Court Ruling: Aadhaar Authentication New Guidelines Sep 2018

» Assam government will provide electricity connection to all houses by 31 Dec 2018

» Arunachal Pradesh unveiled Smart e-Public Distribution System 'e-PDS'

» Gujarat government doubled farmers’ accident insurance amounts