Cong gives suspension of business notice in RS over SC order on quotas in jobs

Representative Image New Delhi [India], Feb 10 (ANI):

Congress party on Monday gave a suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over Supreme Court ruling that quotas and reservations for promotions for government jobs is not a fundamental right.


The Supreme Court ruling said, "SCs and STs reservation in government services should not be diluted as it will be a disastrous blow to the backward communities of our country". Congress has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha concerning the same ruling.
The Supreme Court in a potentially key judgement said that reservation in promotions for government jobs is not a fundamental right and that states cannot be directed to provide promotions to the members of the SC/ST community if it chooses not to on Febrauary 7.
 
"There is no fundamental right which inheres in an individual to claim reservation in promotions. No mandamus can be issued by the court directing the State government to provide reservations," a bench of the apex court comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta said.

The Supreme Court ruling had overturned a 2012 ruling by the Uttarakhand High Court that directed the state to provide quotas to specified communities.