BENGALURU: The State government is committed to implementing reservation system in job promotions, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the celebrations of the 126th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar.
The Supreme Court had recently struck down the reservation policy of state government in job promotions.
"We are committed to implementing reservation policy in promotions. There is no question of withdrawing. Very soon, we are going to file a review petition before the Supreme Court,'' he said. "Unless we bring reservations in promotion, equality cannot be achieved,'' he said.
Even while he was saying this, a member of the audience interrupted him and demanded that the government implement the reservation system in promotions in government department. Not satisfied with this, he started raising slogans against the government at which point, he was escorted out of the auditorium by security personnel.
In February 2017, the Supreme Court struck down the consequential seniority in promotions awarded by the State government for SC/ST employees since 1978. The Court also fixed a three month period for demoting those promoted under the reserved category and promote those in the General and Other Backward categories awaiting promotions for years. The move was expected to affect hundreds of employees across 63 departments.