In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has paved the way for quota in promotions in government jobs.
The decision was pronounced by a five-judge constitution bench.
The top court said that there is no need to review the 2006 Nagaraj verdict.
The matter need not be referred to a seven-judge constitution bench, said the top court.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said states need not collect quantifiable data on backwardness for giving quota in job promotion to SC/ST employees.
The verdict was swiftly welcomed by the Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati.
She said that the judgement is welcome to a certain extent since the Supreme Court didn’t impose a restriction in this regard.
It is upto the central and state governments to provide reservation if they want.>