SC refuses to pass interim order on reservation in promotions in govt jobs for SC/STs

The Indian Express

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass an interim order contrary to its 2006 verdict related to reservations in promotions in government jobs for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe categories, reports PTI. The apex court said that a seven-judge Constitution bench needs to be constituted to look into the previous judgement by a constitution bench. Following this, the Centre sought an urgent hearing by the bench saying that lakhs of jobs in Indian Railways and services are stuck due to confusion over judicial orders. Earlier on June 5, the court had allowed the central government to go ahead with reservation in promotion for employees belonging to the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe categories in "accordance with law".