10 February, 2020
3 Min Read
Syllabus subtopic: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels and Challenges Therein.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the SC judgement on reservations in promotions/judgements and related constitutional provisions
News: The Supreme Court has ruled that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments and promotions and that there is no fundamental right to reservation in promotions.
Constitutional provisions regarding reservations/promotions in jobs
What was the case about?
The Supreme Court was deciding a group of appeals pertaining to reservations to SCs and STs in promotions in the posts of Assistant Engineer (Civil) in PWD, Uttarakhand.
What did the SC say?
Source: Indian Express
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