Government of India is now pitching for reservation for SC/ST employees in promotion. The centre has told a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court that a 22.5 per cent reservation in promotions is a must.
On Givernment request, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has set up a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by himself to hear cases relating to reservation in promotions for SC/ST employees to reconsider the correctness of its 2006 verdict in M Nagraj versus Union of India.
A 2006 verdict of the supreme court had ruled against quotas in promotions for the creamy layer, ordering that employees from scheduled caste and scheduled tribes could only get guaranteed promotions if the government comes up with hard data to justify the quota.
The Delhi high court had restrained the Centre from granting reservation in promotion without first collecting data on inadequacy of representation.