Govt decides to end dereservation of posts for SC and ST

October 8th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Oct.8 (ANI): In a politically significant decision ahead of next year’’s general elections, the UPA Government on Wednesday decided to end the dereservation of posts meant for Scheduled Castes and Tribes in Central Government jobs.
A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the enactment of a law to enforce job reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes by stipulating penalties on offices which do not implement them effectively.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the Cabinet gave its nod to enact the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill 2008.
“Posts reserved for SCs and STs will not be dereserved and they (vacancies) will be carried over,” he said, adding the proposed bill would contain provisions for imposing penalties on offices which do not implement the job quota. (ANI)

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