New Delhi: The reservation in promotion case did not come up for hearing in the Supreme Court today as a number of cases were listed for hearing.
Earlier today, the Madhya Pradesh Government filed an application in the apex court urging that the case be taken up for hearing in January next year. It has been observed that the State Government, which has challenged the Jabalpur High Court order declaring as unconstituional the Government rules that provide for reservation in promotions for State service officers and employees belonging to the SC/ST categories, is not leaving any stone unturned to delay the hearing in this case.
During an earlier hearing the State Government had sought 4-weeks time to submit a counter in this case but due to opposition from the lawyers representing the general category, OBC and minorities, the Court had given two weeks time for the next hearing, which was scheduled for 23 and 24 November. The Government submitted its counter only a day before the scheduled hearing.
Today again the State Government tried to delay the hearing but due to stiff opposition from the lawyers representing the general category employees, the court refused to grant additIonal time and fixed December 7 for hearing in this case.
Padmashree & Eminent Jurist Prof. (Dr.) N.R.Madhava Menon to receive Honorary Doctorate along with three other luminaries
Bhopal: Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) in the State capital is organising its Second Convocation on 2 December to confer degrees upon the students graduated in the year 2016.
Prof. (Dr.) N.R.Madhava Menon, Eminent Jurist, will deliver the Convocation Address. Four leading luminaries from the field of Media, Management, Law and Humanities will also be bestowed with Honorary Doctorate by the University for their remarkable work in their respective areas. These luminaries are Padma Shri Awardee and Eminent Jurist N.R. Madhava Menon; CEO of Tata ClassEdge India Nirav Khambhati; Vice President & Managing Director, Yahoo India Gurmit Singh; and Founder, Centre for Global Non Killing, USA Prof.(Dr.) Glenn Durland Paige.
Crème’ de la crème academicians and professionals are expected to be present at this much awaited University event in Bhopal. The main function will be held at JLU’s Student Enrichment Hub, where Gold Medals, Ranker Certificates and Degrees will be distributed to the toppers and students in the respective programme of the University. About 200 students will be conferred with PG, UG and PhD degrees of the University.
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today, on completing eleven years in office, gave the indication that he has toned down his rigid posture on the issue of reservation in promotion for State government officers and employees.
When the Madhya Pradesh High Court earlier this year had struck down Madhya Pradesh provision for reservation in promotions in state government departments for those belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Schedules Tribe (SC/ST) category, the Chief Minister had said in a speech that there is no power on earth that can stop reservation in promotions. Simultaneously the State Government also went to the Apex Court challenging the High Court order which implied that those from the SC/ST categories who had been promoted under the provision for reservation in promotions were supposed to be reverted. This case is scheduled to come up for hearing in Supreme Court tomorrow.
The Chief Minister also announced today that his government will subsidise the fees for higher studies for girls from Madhya Pradesh. This scheme will not be restricted only to girls belonging to the reserved category, he added.
Answering another query, Chouhan said that he favours the idea of state funding of elections. He also extended support to the proposal for holding the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneosly.