CPI Disagrees with Supreme Court Ruling on Reservation
Communist Party of India General Secretary D RAJA has issued the following statement on February 10, 2020:
The Communist Party of India expresses its disagreement and opposition to the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on reservation in government jobs and promotions.
Article 16 of our Constitution upholds the responsibility of state to provide equality of opportunity in matters of public employment. In fact Article 16.4 makes it clear that “Nothing in this article shall prevent the state from making any provision for the reservation of appointments or posts in favour of any backward class of citizens which, in the opinion of the state, is not adequately represented in the services under state”.
The RSS may be pleased with the recent ruling of Supreme Court. But the Dalits, Tribals and Backward Classes are disappointed and agitated.
The Communist Party of India urges upon the government to take necessary legislative measures to protect the policy of reservation.