The Centre has called upon the Supreme Court to constitute a seven-judge Bench to examine whether the ‘creamy layer’ concept should be applied to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) for promotions in service. In a conversation moderated by K. Venkataramanan, Sukhadeo Thorat and Ashwini Deshpande discuss the basis for reservation and the myths associated with it. Edited excerpts:Can you give us a perspective on the idea of applying the creamy layer concept to reservation and, in particular, to SCs and STs?Sukhadeo Thorat: Reservation in politics, services and institutions is given to SCs particularly because they were denied the right to property, education and industries for nearly 2,000 years. Besides they were treated as untouchables. Discrimination continues even today in society. The argument was that to provide them the safeguard [against discrimination] and compensate them to some extent for past exclusions, they should be given representation as per … [Read more...] about Should the creamy layer norm be extended to SC/STs?
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New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed a Constitution amendment bill to extend reservation to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years. Lok Sabha had passed the bill on December 10. Reservation for members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), given for the past 70 years in Lok Sabha and state assemblies, is due to end on January 25, 2020. The bill, which saw heated exchange between the treasury and opposition benches, was approved unanimously in Rajya Sabha. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, while replying to a debate on the bill, assured the House that the Modi government would not end reservation and not do anything which is against the spirit of the Constitution. The debate witnessed heated exchange between Prasad and Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, after which Congress members staged a walkout. Congress members later returned to the House for the voting process. … [Read more...] about Parliament passes bill to extend SC/ST reservation in legislatures
Parliament on Thursday passed a Constitution amendment bill to extend quota to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserting that the Modi government will never stop the reservation system. The government also assured the opposition members in Rajya Sabha that the issue of extension of reservation for Anglo-Indians will be considered at a later stage. The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha with 163 members voting in favour and none against it. Since it was a Constitution amendment bill, the voting took place through division. Lok Sabha had passed the bill on December 10. Reservation for members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), given for the past 70 years in Lok Sabha and state assemblies, is due to end on January 25, 2020. The reservation for Anglo-Indians in the form of 'nomination' is set to expire on January 25 as the bill does not extend the facility to the … [Read more...] about Parliament extends SC/ST quota in legislatures; Anglo-Indians excluded
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed a Constitution amendment bill to extend reservation given to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by 10 years. The Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Lok Sabha on Tuesday that provides to further amend Article 334 of the Constitution. Speaking in Lok Sabha, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said that the BJP was fully committed to reservation for these sections and it will never be removed. Interestingly, the proposed amendment does away with the reservation provided to the Anglo Indian community in the Lok Sabha and state legislatures. Live TV "Although SCs and STs have made considerable progress in the last 70 years, the reasons which weighed with the constituent assembly in making provisions with regard to the aforesaid reservation of seats have not yet ceased to exist. Therefore, with a view to retaining the inclusive character as envisioned by the founding fathers … [Read more...] about SC, ST reservation in legislatures extended for another 10 years
Paving the way for extending reservations in the legislatures to the SCs and the STs for another 10 years, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019.The House was gripped in uncertainty and suspense ahead of the voting, while Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was replying to the debate on the Bill.Objecting to the Minister’s remark, Congress members stood up and protested. To maintain order in the House, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu appealed them not to interrupt. When they continued to protest, Naidu said they (Congress) had been in power for over 40 years and hence must have the patience to listen.On this, the Congress members walked out of the House. Given that it was a Constitution amendment Bill, the presence of the Congress was required.A Constitution amendment Bill needs to be passed in each House by a special majority, which means a majority of the total membership of that House … [Read more...] about Rajya Sabha passes Bill to extend SCs/STs quota