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Sep 26, 2018
5:52PM

SC refuses to refer to seven-judge Bench its verdict on SC/ST quota for job promotion

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The Supreme Court today said its 2006 verdict putting conditions for granting benefits of quotas in job promotions for SC/ST employees need not be referred to a seven-judge bench.


The apex court also turned down the Centre's plea that overall population of SC/ST be considered for granting quota for them.


The unanimous judgement was pronounced by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.


The court said, states need not collect quantifiable data on the backwardness of SC/ST for giving quota in job promotion to SC/ST employees. 


The court's verdict came on petitions seeking that a seven-judge bench reconsiders the court's 2006 judgement which had put conditions for granting quota benefits in job promotions for SC/ST employees.


The Centre has alleged that the verdict in the M Nagraj case 2006 had put unnecessary conditions in granting quota benefits to the SC and ST employees and sought its reconsideration by a larger bench.


Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, had strongly argued in favour of granting quota to SC and ST employees, saying there was a presumption of backwardness in their favour.


He had said the SC and ST communities have been facing caste-based discrimination for long and the stigma of caste is attached to them despite the fact that some of them have come up.

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