Promotion quota bill will lead to caste discrimination, SHSS warns PM
Sarvjan Hitay Sanrakshan Samiti (SHSS), the umbrella organisation of state employees' unions opposing reservation in promotion has written an open letter to the Prime Minister and UPA Chairperson urging them to withdraw the proposed 117th Constitution Amendment Bill tabled in the Parliament.
MUKESH PURI, Vice Chairman Punjab
General category Welfare Federation, in a press release, said that SHSS has sent letters on Friday to Congress president and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
and BJP president Nitin Gadkari
. It says that the passage of the promotion quota bill in the Lok Sabha will lead to caste discrimination in government services and demoralise the majority of government employees.
The letter has demanded compliance with the apex court verdict quashing reservation in promotion to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and consequential seniority.
Shaliender Dubey, Chairman SHSS said: “If the political parties supporting the bill, including the Congress and BJP, had moral courage, they should hold a public debate. The leaders of both these parties should tell people how making Dalit employees bosses of senior general and OBC employees 15-20 years senior to them will help social justice in the country.”
The SHSS, through the letter, has warned that if both the Congress and the BJP did not admit being wrong in supporting the promotion quota bill in the Rajya Sabha, they would have to pay a heavy price in the Lok Sabha election.