Govt to introduce bill for quota to SC/STs in promotions on August 22
NEW DELHI: After repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and turmoil in Lok Sabha, government on Thursday agreed to members' demand for bringing a Constitution amendment bill for reservation in promotion of SCs and STs in state jobs.
Minister of state for PMO V Narayansamy informed the Upper House that a bill will be brought in this regard on August 22 after an all-party meeting, which will discuss the issue on August 21.
"The Prime Minister will call a meeting of leaders of all political parties on 21st of this month to discuss the issue of SC/ST reservation. This has been the demand of the honourbale members. On August 22, the government will be able to bring the bill in the House," Narayanasamy said bringing the uproar over the issue to an end.