Federation seeks recruitment, promotions for SC, BC staff

Patiala, September 8

Members and office-bearers of Gazetted and Non-gazetted SC, BC Employees’ Welfare Federation, Punjab, during a press conference here today said they want that the 85th amendment of the constitution, notified by the Centre Government, should be implemented in the state from 1995.

Also, a letter issued by the Punjab Personnel Department in October 2014, that goes against the mandate of the 85th amendment should be revoked, they added. The federation held press conference, along with SCBC Pensioners’ Welfare Association, Punjab, and Ambedkar Mission Club, Punjab.

They said employees associated with the SC, BC categories were not given promotions as per mandate of the 85th amendment of the constitution from 1995, which was discriminatory.

Jasbir Singh Pal, chairman of the federation, said, “Our ratio in promotion and recruitment has remained the same as it was in 1971 despite increase in our population. We want that the reservation in recruitment should be as per percentage of the population. Therefore, SC category should get 40 per cent reservation. Similarly, BC and OBC categories should get 27 per cent reservation,” he added.

Office-bearers said one-third of the village shamlat land for families belonging to reserved categories, should be properly allocated as per the law.—TNS

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