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Insurance of Rail Passengers

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Ministry of Railways
Insurance of Rail Passengers

01 AUG 2018

An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme was launched w.e.f 01.09.2016 for the Confirmed/RAC Railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) portal at the premium of Rs. 0.92 per passenger. Under the scheme, sum assured is paid to the victim/family or legal heir of the victim as the case may be in case of death/injury of reserved passengers due to train accident/untoward incidents as defined under section 123 read with Sections 124 and 124A of the Railways Act, 1989, subject to the qualification that the coverage will be valid from the actual departure of train from the originating station to actual arrival of train at the destination station including ‘process of entraining’ and ‘process of detraining’ the train.

Subsequently, to promote digital/cashless transaction, insurance is being provided free of cost from 10.12.2016 to all the Confirmed/RAC Railway passengers buying online ticket from IRCTC and no premium is being charged from the passengers.

The sum assured to be given to victim/family or legal heir of the victim are as follows:-

(i) In case of Death- Rs. 10 lakh,

(ii) Permanent Total Disability – Rs.  10 Lakh,

(iii) Permanent Partial Disability upto –  Rs.  7.5 Lakh,

(iv) Hospitalization Expenses for Injury – Rs.  2 Lakh,

(v) Transportation of mortal remains – Rs.  10 Thousand.

IRCTC which is a wholly owned undertaking of Ministry of Railways has entered into an agreement with three Insurance Companies through Limited Tender, namely (i) Shriram General Insurance Company Ltd., (ii) ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd., & (iii) Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Ltd..

Compensation liability of Railway for death or injury of Railway passengers in train accidents and untoward incidents is laid down in Section 124 and 124A read with Section 123 of Railways Act, 1989. The amount of compensation is Rs. 8 Lakh in case of death and Rs. 64000 to Rs. 8 Lakh in the case of injury, depending upon the gravity of injury.

The insurance scheme is available to passengers of all reserved classes (SL, 1AC, 2AC, 3AC) of all trains (except passenger trains & sub-urban trains) for only tickets booked online on the IRCTC websites. Passengers booking reserved tickets through the manually operated Railway reservation counters and those travelling on unreserved tickets are not entitled to avail of this insurance scheme.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today

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UGC Letter reg: Implementation of Reservation Policy of the Government of India

Implementation of Reservation Policy – UGC Order dt. 5.3.2018

UGC Letter reg: Implementation of Reservation Policy of the Government of India.

No.F.1-5/2006(SCT)

05 March, 2018

The Registrar(s)
All Central Universities
All State Universities receiving grant-in-aid
Deemed to be Universities receving grant-in-aid by UGC/Government
Inter University Centres of UGC

Subject: Implementation of Resenation Policy of the Government of India – Reg.

Sir/Madam,

With reference to the above subject, I am to inform that for implementation of reservation policy of the Central Government. MHRD vide order No.6-30/2005-U5 dated 6th December, 2005 directed the UGC to ensure effective implementation of the reservation policy in the Central Universities and those of Institutions Deemed 10 Universities receiving aid from the public funds except in minority institutions under Article of the Constitution. Accordingly, UGC, vide letter No.1-5/2006(SCT) dated 25-08-2006, circulated new Guidelines for strict implementation of Reservation Policy of the Government. This has been further reiterated by MHRD O.M.No.12-60/2013-UI dated 25-6-2013.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development vide its letter No. 1-7/2017-CU.V dated 06-09-2017 has directed the UGC to examine the issues mentioned in judgments (10 in number) quoted by the Hon’ble High Court Of Allahabad, in its order dated 07-04-2017 and submit its recommendations to MHRD for their consideration and appropriate decision.

Accordingly, UGC had constituted a Committee and submitted its recommendations to Ministry of Human Resource Development on 07-11-2017. Thereafter, in compliance of the judgement Of the Allahahad High Court upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court Of India and in view of tendered by the DOPT and recommendations Of the UGC, MHRD vide its O.M.No.1-7/2017-CU.V dated 22.2.2018; has intimated that the department’s O.M. No.12-60/2-13-UI dated 25-06-2013 stands amended to the extent mentioned below in the UGC guidelines 2006, in accordance with the recommendations of the UGC, which are as under:

“(i) Clause 6(c);
In case of reservation SC/ST, all the Universities, Deemed to be Universities, Colleges and other Grant-in-Aid institutions and Centres shall prepare the roster system keeping the Department Subject as a unit for an levels of teachers as applicable.

(ii) Clause 8(a)(v):
The roster, department-wise, shall be applied to the total number of posts in each of the categories [(e.g.) Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor] within the Department/Subject”.

The above decision may also be circulated to its constituent and affiliated colleges for immediate follow up action.

You requested to prepare fresh within month of receipt of this letter under intimation to UGC.

This isues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,
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(Dev Swarup)

Authority: www.ugc.ac.in

 

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Age relaxation for widows for employment in Government and Central PSUs

Ministry of Women and Child Development is considering taking up a proposal for age relaxation for widows for employment in Government and Central PSUs

Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued a press release

Age relaxation for widows

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is considering taking up a proposal for age relaxation for widows for employment in Government and Central PSUs. The Ministry is also considering moving a proposal for tax rebates for single women who are having children. These are at a preliminary stage and formal proposals have not yet been prepared.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Changes in Reservation Policy

Changes in Reservation Policy

The policy of reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in services under the Government of India is administered through various executive instructions issued from time to time, copies of which are available on DoPT’s website.

While upholding the validity of Constitution amendment to provide reservation in promotion in favour of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the M.Nagaraj case prescribed certain conditions. The Hon’ble Rajasthan High Court also quashed the notifications providing for consequential seniority and promotion to the members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. This judgment was upheld by the Apex Court in its judgment dated 7.12.2010.

In order to provide impediment free reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in promotion, a Constitution (117th Amendment) Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha and was passed on 17.12.2012. The Bill, however, could not be considered in the 15th Lok Sabha and lapsed on its dissolution. The matter is under examination.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Harish Meena in the Lok Sabha today.

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No proposal for giving reservation in Government jobs in the ratio of population

No proposal for giving reservation in Government jobs in the ratio of population

While answering to a question in Lok Sabha on 9th July 2014, Minister of DoPT Shri DR.Jitendra Singh said in a written form as follows…

Department of Personnel and Training is the nodal department for formulating policies, inter-alia, on reservation in services for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. It is for each Ministry/Department to implement the orders of reservation policy scrupulously. Complaints from individuals regarding non-implementation of reservation policy are forwarded to the concerned Ministries/Departments for appropriate action.

Moreover, Liaison Officers have been appointed in all the Ministries/Departments and offices under the control of Heads of Departments to ensure due compliance of reservation policy. Instructions also exist that Scheduled castes/ Scheduled Tribes employees can directly submit their complaints to National Commission for Scheduled Castes and National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, as the case may be.

As per decision of the Supreme Court, total reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes cannot exceed the limit of 50%.

Source: CGEN.in

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Compliance of Reservation Policy in Ministries and Undertakings

Compliance of Reservation Policy in Ministries and Undertakings

Whether the Ministries and Undertakings are not complying properly with the reservation policy in appointment; if so, the action taken by the Government in view of the recommendations of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes with regard to filling up of the reserved vacancies? – Govt reply in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 515

ANSWERED ON   07.08.2013

COMPLIANCE OF RESERVATION POLICY

515 . Shri KOWASE MAROTRAO SAINUJI
ASHOK KUMAR RAWAT
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Ministries and Undertakings are not complying properly with the reservation policy in appointment;
(b) if so, the action taken by the Government in view of the recommendations of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes with regard to filling up of the reserved vacancies;
(c) whether the Government proposes to introduce any bill in this regard;
(d) if so, the details thereof;
(e) the details of requests received from various social organizations/peoples` representatives in this regard till date; and
(f) the action taken/being taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) & (b): Policy of reservation in appointments under the Government of India is complied with by the Central Government Departments/Ministries as per the instructions issued from time to time by the Department of Personnel and Training. The Central Government has also been launching ‘Special Recruitment Drives’ from time to time to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies. The Central Public Sector Undertakings also follow these instructions mutatis mutandis.

Necessary consultation is made with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and National Commission for Scheduled Tribes in policy matters affecting the interests of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as per the provisions of Article 338 and 338A of the Constitution.

(c): The Government has not taken any decision in the matter.

(d): Does not arise, in view of reply given to part (c) of the Question.

(e) & (f): Various representations are received from Associations, Hon’ble Members of Parliament etc. from time to time and their suggestions/recommendations are kept in view by the Government at the time of taking any decision in the matter of reservation policy.

Source: www.loksabha.nic.in

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Welfare Measures for Persons with Disabilities

Welfare Measures for Persons with Disabilities

 Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

07-August-2013 15:55 IST

Welfare Measures for Persons with Disabilities

Section 2 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) (PwD) Act, 1995 defines “Disability” as:-

(i) Blindness;

(ii) Low vision;

(iii) Leprosy-cured;

(iv) Hearing impairment;

(v) Loco motor disability;

(vi) Mental retardation;

(vii) Mental illness;

As per Section 2 (t) of the PwD Act, person with disability means a person suffering from not less than forty percent (40 percent) of any disability as certified by a medical authority.

As per Section 33 of the PwD Act, 1995, every appropriate Government shall appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three percent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent each shall be reserved for persons suffering from-

(i) Blindness or low vision;

(ii) Hearing impairment;

(iii) Loco motor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability:

Provided that the appropriate Government may, having regard to the type of work carried on in any department or establishment, by notification subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in such notification, exempt any establishment from the provisions of this section.

As per Section 39 of the PwD Act, 1995, all Government educational institutions and other educational institutions receiving aid from the Government, shall reserve not less than three per cent seats for persons with disabilities.

Government has issued instructions that PwDs should be provided reservation in all Groups of identified posts, in the matter of direct recruitment and in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts identified, in the matter of promotion. Vide O.M. dated 26th December, 2012, Government has issued instructions to ensure that Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) get a equal opportunity in consideration for appointment to an identified post.

The Government has finalized a Draft Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill proposing reservation of not less than 5% of the posts for the persons with disabilities.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

Source: PIB News

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Reservation Policy : Revision of Income limit of Creamy Layer for OBCs

Reservation Policy: Revision of Income limit of Creamy Layer for OBCs

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Revision of Income Criterion for Obcs

The Government has increased the income criterion for the persons to avail reservation benefits for Other Backward Classes from Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh per annum with effect from 16.05.2013.

The increase in the income limit to exclude Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index.

The increase in income limit of Creamy Layer would enable more people of Other Backward Classes to take advantage of reservation in Government Services and admission in Central Educational Institutions, thereby bringing about equity and greater inclusiveness in society.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

Source: PIB News

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Dopt Orders on Reservation : Filling up backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

Dopt Orders on Reservation : Filling up backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

 

Filling up backlog vacancies : Achievement of the Drive as reported by various Ministries / Departments on its conclusion revealed that out of total 75,522 identified backlog vacancies , there were 64,175 backlog vacancies which could be filled up and of these, 48,035 vacancies were filled up. Overall success rate of the Drive was 74.85%.

No.36038/1(i)/2013-Estt(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 21st June, 2013.

Subject: Filling up backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

A Special Recruitment Drive for filling up of the backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCs had been launched in November, 2008 and was concluded on 31st March, 2012.

2. Achievement of the Drive as reported by various Ministries / Departments on its conclusion revealed that out of total 75,522 identified backlog vacancies , there were 64,175 backlog vacancies which could be filled up and of these, 48,035 vacancies were filled up. Overall success rate of the Drive was 74.85%. Reasons for non-filling up of reserved vacancies may be attributed to the lack of finishing skills like English fluency or interview skills, non availability of qualified reserved category candidates for posts requiring professional qualification especially in ST category, scarcity of qualified reserved category persons results in job switch over or not joining after selection as they get better jobs and in some cases selection is done on all India basis whereas allocation is made zone/State wise.

3. The Government considered the status of filling up of backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCs and desired that concerted efforts be made to fill up the backlog vacancies at the earliest and the status of action taken in this regard be monitored at the highest level. Besides, actions on the following measures are to be taken at the earliest to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates:

(i) In order to fill up the vacancies in the posts requiring professional qualifications, the concerned Ministries/Departments may take a decision within a period of six months on launching of a Special Recruitment Drive providing certain relaxations so that the vacancies may be filled up;

(ii) Finishing training should be imparted to the reserved category candidates once they complete technical/professional qualifications. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs would devise such programmes. Such programmes should be implemented with involvement of State and State Administrative Training Institutes.

(iii) Training programmes for interview skills and English proficiency may also be devised for reserved category persons for posts requiring non-professional qualifications;

(iv) The issue of providing reserve list/wail list of successful reserved category candidates would be taken up with the Recruitment Agencies so that in a situation when reserved category candidates with higher merit do no join the post, the post may be filled up from the candidates available in the reserved list;

(v) The issue of less employability of SCs/STs/OBCs and Persons with Disabilities for Government sector may require in-depth analysis of the causes and to suggest remedial measures. It would be appropriate to constitute a Committee with representations from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Department of Personnel and Training, major Ministries /Departments like Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Railways and government recruitment agencies.

The committee should find out specific reasons for backlog in filling up of vacancies and suggest measures to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates. (vi) More and more posts may be identified for the persons with disabilities. Micro specifications may be made liberal by providing reasonable accommodation/technological help.

(vii) Schemes may be launched for establishment of inclusive schools/colleges where even persons with disabilities may be able to get education so that the dearth of qualified persons especially in Hearing Impaired category may be taken care of.

(viii) As regards awareness of opportunity for the Persons with Disabilities, the Non- Government Organisations (NGOs) working in the concerned area may be roped in by the Department of Disability Affairs for dissemination of information about schemes/programmes/job opportunities.

4. All the Ministries /Departments are requested to take follow up action on the decision taken by the Government. Quarterly reports be sent to this Department for monitoring the progress of implementation of these directions.

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(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tele.: 23090374

To
The Joint Secretary (Administration),
All the Ministries/Departments /Autonomous Bodies/Attached offices as per the list attached.

 

1. D/o Agriculture and Cooperation
2. D/o Agriculture Research and Education
3. D/o Animal Husbandary, Dairying and Fisheries
4. D/o AR and PG
5. D/o Atomic Energy
6. D/o Avush
7. D/o Bio-Technology
8. Cabinet Secretariat
9. D/o Chemicals and Petra-Chemicals
10. M/o Civil Aviations
11. D/o Coal
12. M/o Commerce
13. Comptoller Auditor General
14. D/o Consumer Affairs
15. D/o Corporate Affairs
16. M/o Culture
17. D/o Defence
18. D/o Defence Production
19. D/o Defence Research and Development
20. M/o Development of North Eastern Region
21. D/o Disinvestrnent
22. M/o Drinking Water Supply & Sani ation
23. M/o Earth Science
24. D/o Economic Affairs
25. Election Commission
26. D/o Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY)
27. M/o Environment and Forests
28. D/o Expenditure
29. D/o Ex-Servicemen Welfare
30. M/o External Affairs
31. D/o Fertilizers
32. D/o Financial Services
33. D/o Food and Public Distribution
34. M/o Food Processing Industries
35. D/o Health and Family Welfare
36. D/o Health Research
37. D/o Heavy Industries
38. D/o Higher Education
39. M/o Home Affairs
40. M/o Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
41. D/o Industrial Policy and Promotion
42. M/o Information and Broadcasting
43. D/o Justice
44. M/o Labour and Employment
45. D/o Land Resources
46. D/o Legal Affairs
47. D/o Legislative
48. M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
49. D/o Mines
50. M/o Minority Affairs
51. M/o New and Renewable Energy
52. Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser
53. M/o Overseas Indian Affairs
54. M/o Panchayati Raj
55. M/o Parliamentary Affairs
56. D/o Pensions
57. D/o Personnel and Training
58. M/o Petroleum and Natural Gas
59. M/o Pharmaceutical
60. Planning Commission
61. D/o Posts
62. M/o Power
63. President’s Secretariat
64. Prime Minister Office
65. D/o Public Enterprises
66. M/o Railways
67. D/o Revenue
68. D/o Road Transport and Highways
69. D/o Rural Development
70. D/o School Education and Literacy
71. D/o Science and Technology
72. D/o Scientific and Industrial Research
73. D/o Shipping
74. M/o Social Justice and Empowerment
75. D/o Space
76. M/o Statistics and Programme Implementation
77. M/o Steel
78. D/o Telecommunication
79. M/o Textiles
80. D/o Tourism
81. M/o Tribal Affairs
82. UPSC
83. M/o Urban Development
84. Vice President Secretariat
85. M/o Water Resources
86. D/o Women and Child Development
87. M/o Youth Affairs and Sports
88. National Human Rights Commission
89. Staff Selection Commission
90. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/36038_1_2013-Estt.Res.-21062013-A.pdf]

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Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates

Action against Government Servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates.
No.36011/1/2012-Estt. (Res.)
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation) Section
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 10th January, 2013.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub:- Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates.
The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s OM No.11012/7/91-Estt.(A) dated 19.5.1993 which provides as under:-

 

“Wherever it is found that a Government servant, who was not qualified or eligible in terms of the recruitment rules etc., for initial recruitment in service or had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. If, he is probationer or a temporary Government servant, he should be discharged or his services should be terminated. If he has become a permanent Government servant, an inquiry as prescribed in Rule 14 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 may be held and if the charges are proved, the Government servant should be removed or dismissed from service. In no circumstances should any penalty be imposed”.
2. The position was reiterated vide this Department’s OM No.42011/22/2006-Estt.(Res.) dated the 29th March, 2007 that the cases other than those protected by the specific order of the Apex Court should be dealt with in accordance with the instructions contained in the aforesaid O.M. However, it has been observed that disciplinary proceedings in the cases involving appointments on the basis of false/fake caste certificates take considerable time and the persons who have secured employment on the basis of false caste
certificates enjoy the benefits of Government service whereas such Government servants should be removed / dismissed from the service at the earliest.
3. It is requested that disciplinary enquiries involving the matter of securing jobs on the basis of false/fake certificates should be completed in a time bound manner and unscrupulous persons who have got appointment on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates should not be retained in service and should be dismissed / removed thenceforth.
4. Contents of this OM may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
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(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source : www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/36011_1_2012-Estt-Res.pdf]

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Cabinet approves Bill providing quota in promotions for SC/ST in Govt jobs

Govt to bring bill in Parliament tomorrow on SC/ST quota in promotion

Government has cleared a bill providing for reservation to SCs and STs in promotions in government jobs with effect from 1995 and it will be brought in Parliament on Wednesday.

The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved a proposal to amend Article 16(4) of the Constitution to remove the term “inadequate representation” to justify reservation in promotion and appointments.

The legislative action, which comes within four months of Supreme Court striking down such a decision by Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments, meets the demand of most of the parties, barring the Samajwadi Party.


The Constitution Amendment Bill is being brought to end uncertainties with regard to methodology for deciding the promotion and bring clarity on the issue.

The Bill, which will be brought in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, provides for reservation with retrospective effect of 17th June 1995.

The previous Uttar Pradesh government headed by Mayawati had provided reservation benefits for SCs, STs in promotions to higher posts in government jobs.

The Allahabad High Court has struck down the government decision.

The Supreme Court on 28th April upheld the high court order and termed the state government decision as unconstitutional and done without any sufficient data. Subsequently, when the current Monsoon session of Parliament began on 8th August, several parties vociferously demanded that a bill be brought to circumvent the SC decision.

In view of these demands, the government promised on 9th August that a Bill would be brought in Parliament.

The Cabinet decision on Tuesday welcomed by BSP, which has been in the forefront in the demand, but Samajwadi Party criticised it and vowed to oppose.

Source: DDI News

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Reservation in promotion

Reservation in promotion

Minister of Dopt Shri.V.Narayanasamy replied to a question in Rajaya Sabha regarding the reservation policy in promotion on 8th August, 2012. The details was given as written reply that “The Supreme Court in the matter of M.Nagaraj Vs. Union of India has held that the constitutional amendments made to enable the State to provide reservation are constitutionally valid. However, the States have to collect quantifiable data showing backwardness of the class and inadequacy of representation of that class in public employment, keeping in mind maintenance of efficiency of administration, as indicated by Article 335″.

Recently, the Supreme Court in the matter of Rajesh Kumar Vs. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited has struck down the provision of reservation in promotion in the services of State of Uttar Pradesh, because the aforesaid requirements were not complied with.

The aforesaid judgment is in respect of services of State of Uttar Pradesh.

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Govt to introduce bill for quota to SC/STs in promotions on August 22

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.
The announcement came after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talked to the members including BSP chief Mayawati on the issue in the House when it was adjourned for 15 minutes.

In the Lok Sabha, SP and BSP members trooped to the Well as soon as the House met for the day demanding reservation for SC/STs in promotions in government jobs.

With members refusing to relent, Speaker Meira Kumar allowed some of them to speak.

Shailendra Kumar (SP) said there was fear in the minds of a number of SC/ST government employees on the lack of reservations in promotions.

Panna Lal Punia (Cong) said Parliament had given SC/ST persons the right to reservation in government jobs and five persons cannot take away this right.

Dara Singh Chauhan (BSP) demanded that the SC/ST employees should be granted reservation in promotion in government jobs immediately.

In the Rajya Sabha, BSP supremo Mayawati said government had promised during in the last session to call an all-party meeting to discuss quota in promotion for SC and ST persons, but the meeting did not take place.

Source: Times of India
[http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-to-introduce-bill-for-quota-to-SC/STs-in-promotions-on-August-22/articleshow/15418525.cms]

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