Bill for Quota on SC/ST promotions has been passed in Rajya Sabha - December 17, 2012

194 out of the 245 members of Rajya Sabha have passed the bill that secures 22% of reservations for SC/St community. Members of Samajwadi party (SP) and an independent candidate voted against the bill.

194 out of the 245 members of Rajya Sabha have passed the bill that secures 22% of reservations for SC/St community. Members of Samajwadi party (SP) and an independent candidate voted against the bill. In the proceedings SP insisted that Reservations should also be provided to Muslims on the grounds that they are more socio-economically backward than Dalits, according to the Justice (Retd.) Rajender Sachar Committee report.

Source: www.thehindu.com, December 17, 2012. “Quota Bill passed by huge majority in Rajya Sabha”

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