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Published On: October 27, 2021 at 13:16 IST

Centre urged the Top Court to Establish clear and definitive Grounds for the Union of India and the States to make Reservations for promotion to Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in Government work.

Attorney General, KK Venugopal representing the Centre informed the Bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao that, “SC/STs have been side-lined from the mainstream for years and we have to bring an equaliser (in form of reservation) in the interest of the Country to give them an equal chance.”

The Attorney General believed that as far as SC/STs is concerned there is no Dispute that hundreds of years of Repression must give Affirmative Action an equal Opportunity to overcome the lack of Benefits.

The Attorney General submitted that if the Supreme Court leaves the Decision on the reservation to the States by taking Quantifiable Data then they would be going back to square one.

The Attorney General referred to Case known as Mandal Commission Case, that ruled out quota in promotions.

Earlier, the Supreme Court on September 14, said that it would not reopen the decision granting reservation in promotion to the SC/STs and it is on the States to decide and implement it. Therefore, the Centre requested the Court to at least provide reasonable grounds for quota so that States can implement reservation on the basis of it.

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