Govt to move SC for Dalit, SC/ST quota in promotion: Paswan

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NEW DELHI: Stepping up its Dalit outreach, the BJP-led NDA government will now push for reservation for schedules castes and tribes in promotion in government jobs and may bring an ordinance.
Union minister and BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan, who has emerged as the government’s key spokesperson on Dalit issues, told reporters that the government will move the apex court for the repeal of its directions which, he added, have halted the reservation for these communities in promotion.

Paswan, who is a member of a group of ministers constituted for issues involving these communities, said the government is open to bringing an ordinance but will first move the apex court.

His announcement comes close on the heels of the government’s decision to file pleas in the apex court against its two orders which, it has argued, would work against the interests of the SCs and the STs.

With several Dalits groups agitating and opposition parties targeting the BJP, the government is keen to flaunt its…

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