DNA | Last Modified - Feb 27, 2012, 05:14 AM IST
Jaipur: Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on state government's appeal against Rajasthan high court's contempt order, ST/SC Arakshan Manch - the umbrella organisation of the employees from reserved categories - on Sunday passed a resolution on tendering mass resignation in the event the government struck down their quota in promotions.
"The situation will be clear by Monday afternoon. If the state government, in whatever circumstances, tries to tamper with our constitutional rights, we will submit our mass resignation on Monday," Rajpal Meena, district president, STSC Arakshan Manch said. Meena said they were waiting for the decision of Supreme Court following which the ambiguity over reservation in promotions was expected to become clear.
Hundreds of officials from reserved segments converged for a formal meeting
under the banner of ST/SC Arakshan Manch and unanimously decided to hand over mass resignation to the president of the association.
"Reservation is our constitutional right and it cannot be withdrawn without making an amendment in constitution. The communities would retaliate if the state government in any circumstance tries to axe our reservation benefits," Meena said.
The employees from reserved categories have also put up new demand before the government - representation in the judiciary. Members of the organisation were of the opinion that under the existing system their community has no representation in the judicial system. After Sunday's meeting they demanded judicial appointments according to the rules under Indian Judicial services.
"Due to collegiums' system of appointment we are not getting any representation in judicial system. Out next protest would be to push our demand to make judicial appointments according to the rules under Indian Judicial Services," Meena said.
The state government’s SLP on Rajasthan high court’s contempt proceedings against chief secy and DoP principal secy would be heard by Supreme Court on Monday.