Clarification on promotion riles SC/ST workers

A clarification issued by the Division of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) on reservation throughout promotion has riled Authorities Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe workers, who say it violates the Consequential Seniority Act, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court docket.

The problem has come up after the Udupi district administration sought a clarification from the DPAR in the course of the promotion train. The objection is on the DPAR’s suggestion to the Udupi administration that following the roster system is critical if 15% and three% of the working power is stuffed up by SC and ST workers, respectively.

D. Chandrashekaraiah, president of Karnataka Authorities SC/ST Staff’ Affiliation, stated, “This suggestion is against the law. The 1978 order that supplied reservation in promotion has categorically acknowledged that the roster system must be adopted in promotion. It has additionally acknowledged that every time an SC/ST candidate will not be obtainable, the posts may be stuffed up by Basic class candidates, and backlog may be created. These backlog posts are to be stuffed as and when SC/ST candidates can be found. This suggestion to the Udupi administration violates each the ideas. The Consequential Seniority Act, 2017, has been clear about how promotions are to be effected by the departments. Regardless of these clarification, officers preserve mis-interpreting the Act solely to inconvenience SC/ST workers.”

On August 18, a delegation of SC/ST workers met Chief Secretary P. Ravi Kumar, who’s learnt to have sought time to take care of the problem.

Workplace-bearers of the Affiliation plan to satisfy on August 21 to debate their future plan of action at the same time as they’ve sought an appointment from Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Social Welfare Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary.

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