The Supreme Court asked the Centre and public sector banking authorities to consider providing reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes employees in promotion to officers’ ranks at all levels. “The grievance of the employees belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes category is that there is negligible representation of employees belonging to their community in the officers’ category at all levels,” a Bench of Justices J.Chelameswar and A.K. Sikri observed in a judgment.
Keeping in view the statistical figures which have been placed on record showing their representation in officer ranks, it would be open to the authorities, namely, the state and the banks to consider whether their demand is justified, and it is feasible to provide reservation to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes category in promotion in the officers’ category and if so, upto which scale/level,” said the verdict authored by Justice Sikri.
The judgment was delivered on review petitions filed by the Centre, Central Bank of India Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Employees’ Welfare Association and others against the apex court judgment of January 9, 2015.
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