Rajya Sabha Passes Promotion Quota Bill

Rajya Sabha Passes Promotion Quota Bill. SC/ST promotion quota bill passed in Rajya Sabha.

Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament, on Monday (December 17, 2012) passed the Constitution Amendment Bill to provide reservations in promotions for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs).

The Constitution (One Hundred Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012 was passed with 206 members voting for the amendment and 10 voting against after a two-day debate.

Article 335 of the Constitution states that the claims of the SC and the ST have to be balanced with maintaining efficiency in administration. The bill states the amendment will override the provision of Article 355.

It will now be introduced in the Lok Sabha.

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