Government says ready for quota in promotions
The government Monday said it was committed to giving reservation in promotions to SC, STs and OBCs and would bring a Bill if the Congress promised its support to give the proposal statutory backing.
“We need to create the right atmosphere. If the Congress can give in writing that it favours reservation in promotions (for members of SC, ST and OBC communities), the government will push forward the proposal….This government is in favour of reservation in promotions. We supported the bill in the Rajya Sabha, when the UPA brought it. But it could not be taken forward when it was brought in the Lok Sabha…,” Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot said in the Lok Sabha.
The minister’s response came after Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asked the government to “make use of its majority in the Lok Sabha” and push the Bill. “You should convince the Prime Minister. Try and bring a law.. build consensus among the parties for it, make them agree,” said Kharge