Mumbai: An important decision was taken at today’s meeting of the state cabinet to maintain reservation in promotions. The state government has decided to take a stand in the Supreme Court to maintain the reservation in promotion.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Special Permission Petition No. in the Supreme Court regarding Reservation in Promotion. The state cabinet today discussed the government’s position in 28306/2017. This time the decision was made.
A committee was set up under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to collect the information on the promotion and representation of the backward classes and to ensure their reservation in the government service. The report presented by the committee was also discussed today. In this regard, the Cabinet has taken the following decision-
1. Article 16 (4) (a) of the Constitution provides that SCs and STs may be given reservation in promotion if the State is of the view that SCs and STs are not adequately represented in promotions. It also meets the two criteria of inadequate representation and administrative efficiency prescribed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court for granting reservation in promotions. Therefore, reservation in promotion can be given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state.
2. Similar to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Deprived Castes (A), Nomadic Tribes (B), Nomadic Tribes (C), Nomadic Tribes (D) and Special Backward Classes are also under-represented in promotions, the report of the committee said. Therefore, it is necessary to give reservation in promotion to deprived castes (a), nomadic tribes (b), nomadic tribes (c), nomadic tribes (d) and special backward classes. Accordingly, as per Maharashtra Reservation Act 2001, reservation has been given to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Deprived Castes (A), Nomadic Tribes (B), Nomadic Tribes (C), Nomadic Tribes (D) and Special Backward Classes. It should be upheld, the opinion should be put forward by the state in the petition of the Supreme Court.
3. Additional affidavits will be filed to bring the above matters to the notice of the Supreme Court.
4. Senior counsel will be appointed as special counsel as required to represent the case in the Supreme Court.
10 thousand crore package
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Public Works Minister Ashok Chavan announced at a cabinet meeting that Rs 10,000 crore would be provided for flood victims. The state received heavy rains from June to October 2021 and floods damaged more than 55 lakh hectares of crops. Today, we have decided to announce a package of Rs 10,000 crore to the farmers affected by this natural calamity without waiting for the NDRF norms, the Chief Minister announced.
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