The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008

News Report / Demand to scrap bill

No SC/ST reservation for IIT, IIM, AIIMS faculty. Govt decision applies to 47 institutes of excellence

Tribune News Service, New Delhi, January 29

Faculty positions in 47 institutes of excellence in higher education will not be subjected to reservation for the Schedules Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The government’s decision in this respect stems from the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008, passed by the Rajya Sabha last December…

Scrap Bill Denying SC/ST Reservations

CPI(M) Press Communiqué, February 14, 2009

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008 was introduced on December 22, 2008 in the Rajya Sabha and hurriedly pushed through the following day during disruption of proceedings of the House. Contrary to the established procedure it was not referred to the relevant Standing Committee. The Bill excludes posts of Professors, Associate Professors and Reader grades in institutions of excellence and in IIMs from reservations for SC/STs and is an insult to the Constitutional guarantee for these deprived sections. The CPI(M) condemns this action of the Government reversing earlier guidelines of its own HRD Ministry. It demands that the Bill be scrapped.

http://wwww.cpim.org

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