Punjab to move Supreme Court for quota

July 25th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Chandigarh, July 25 (IANS) The Punjab government Sunday announced it will file a petition in the Supreme Court for restoring the 12.5 percent reservation for the Valmiki and Mazhabi Sikh community in jobs and admissions to educational institutions.
This assurance was given by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to a nearly 200-member delegation of Valmiki and Mazhabi Sikh Arakshan Bachao Morcha and other organizations, which met him here.

Badal said that he had already ordered that the on-going process of counselling for the recruitment of 7,654 posts of teachers in the education department be stopped as Valmiki and Mazhabi Sikh applicants were not being given their due share of 12.5 percent reservation as per the state government’s policy.

Badal assured them that he would certainly take up this matter with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the union law ministry.

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