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Reservation For Dalits In Promotions
The logic of SC in calling that reservations in promotion negate article 14 on equality of opportunity and dilute efficiency standards is questionable in as much as the standard of administration in states where reservation quota is large, has always been better than in other states. While SC has okayed entry level affirmative action, furtherance of this in promotion it says will bring down efficiency. But the bill seeks to remove wordings in the enabling provision such as insufficient representation and efficiency to circumvent the judical verdict. Instead, we could think of a uniform tenure of service for all Government servants because those late entrants to service fromSC/ST do not get a chance to climb up the ladder in service. That could enable them to get to higher echelons of power hitherto beyond their reach. This was a great idea propounded by one Professor Katju. There could be many more ways to ensure that Dalits get due representation in all forms of Government other than merely amending the constitution.