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Govt should bring ordinance to rectify SC order on reservation in jobs: Paswan

The government should bring an ordinance to rectify the Supreme Court s recent decision on reservation in jobs for SC-ST communities and all such issues should be included in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution to insulate them from judicial review, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday. He said the government was also mulling filing a review against the Supreme Court decision and was taking legal opinion on it. The review petition is there, but the matter will again go to court, it has to be looked at whether it will be successful or not. So, in my opinion the easiest way is to issue an ordinance and make an amendment in the Constitution, Paswan told PTI in an interview. The Lok Janshakti Party leader s remarks come amidst a political storm after the apex court recently ruled that the states are not bound to provide reservation for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in appointments and there is no fundamental right to claim quota in promotions. The ...

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