In an iconic decision by the government of India, a proposal allowing the reservation for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste in the promotion in government jobs has been cleared.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that the government has approved this with a view to provide provisions for the SC/STs.
Other than the Samajwadi Party, all other popular parties demanded the introduction of a Constitutional Amendment Bill in the recent sessions of the Parliament which the government has decided to clear.
The Supreme Court had ruled out the proposal of reserving status positions in promotions for the SC and the ST in the state of Uttar Pradesh, however the Prime Minister in the last week of august, called for a meeting to discuss the same in order to promote the conditions of the genuinely backward SC/ST people.
With this proposal being accepted, at least four articles in our Constitution will be amended to provide the proposed privileges to the SC/STs.