SC contempt notice to Tripura reservation for promotion case

Agartala: The Supreme Court on Monday admitted a contempt petition against the Tripura government for violating its stay directive regarding reservation in promotion in government jobs while deciding to dispose of the case on August 10 in the final hearing.
A division bench, comprising Justice L. Nageshwar Rao and Justice Sharad Bobde, admitted the contempt petition of General Officers’ Association of Tripura and issued notice to the state government and all others involved in the case.
The general officers association had been fighting against ‘gross irregularities’ in reservation in the promotion case for a long time in the apex court when the state government appealed against the high court order.
The association alleged that the biggest manipulation had taken place in the compilation of data on representation of depressed communities in administration and promotion posts and a commission constituted by the state government in a very partisan manner grossly manipulated the data which was submitted to the Supreme Court.
The case had been lingering for two years after the full bench of Tripura High Court, headed by then chief justice Deepak Kumar Gupta, had nullified the state government’s reservation in promotion policy in 2015.
Recently, when the case was pending in the Supreme Court and it directed the state to maintain status quo in the case, the Left Front government promoted a large number of Tripura Civil Service officers following the previous system, arguing that the high court and the Raj Bhawan had promoted some employees.
The association filed two contempt cases against the state in the SC urging it to settle the case on a priority basis, as a large number of general category employees had been deprived of service benefits and promotion due to the state’s ‘partisan’ attitude. The bench on Monday announced to dispose of the case on August 10, the association officials said here. (UNI)

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