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BJP Members Divided Over Reservation in Promotion
Differences cropped up among BJP MPs on the issue of providing reservation in promotion for SC and ST government employees a day after a bill in this regard was passed by the Rajya Sabha.

"On the issue of reservation, yes there were discussions and different voices also came about. But the leaders explained that whole Constitutional amendment has been changed substantially because of the intervention of BJP," party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

He was talking to reporters after BJP Parliamentary party meeting here.

Prasad said the leaders explained that the norms of efficiency (in governance) under Article 335 of the Constitution shall not be ignored even while giving promotion to SC/ST employees.

"Those who have been promoted post 1995 will not be reverted. Government has given an assurance that this being an enabling provision, the Centre will write to all the states to ensure that those who have been promoted, their interest is not adversely impacted due to the amendment," he said.

While BJP had supported the measure, its NDA partner Shiv Sena is opposed to it, besides Samajwadi Party which was isolated during voting in the Upper House where the Bill was passed by overwhelming majority.
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2/D-53
Dec 18, 2012
01:37 PM

 A sc/sst candidate entering in service at 36 years of age does not complete 33 years of service at 60 years of present retirement age to earn full pension. Such candidates should be permitted upto 69 years to complete qualifiying age for full pension and then retired. Consittution should be amended to this effect also to have a meaningful concesssion to the members of sch/st members. when is cong government amending constitution for this. It should be done in this session itself without loss of time.

shree, chennai
1/D-52
Dec 18, 2012
01:22 PM

BJP should have opposed this retrogade bill. Frankly, opposing it would have been a good political move too.

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