NEW DELHI, Dec 13 � Amid high drama, the controversial bill to provide quota to SCs/STs in government job promotions was finally taken up in the Rajya Sabha and it got support from various parties including BJP, reports PTI.
Moving the Constitution (117th Amendment) Bill, 2012, Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy said it is important in the backdrop of backwardness of the Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes and their inadequate representation in government jobs.
With an aim of garnering maximum support, government has incorporated some crucial elements like 22 per cent cap on promotions for which consideration of Annual Confidential Report (ACR) will be crucial.
The bill, which is strongly opposed by Samajwadi Party, got conditional support from BJP and clear cut backing from some other parties like BSP, CPI-M, CPI, Trinamool Congress and JD-U. However, Shiv Sena did not support the bill.
Voting on the bill, which will require two-third support for its passage, is expected to take place on Monday.