New Delhi: Although the Reservation in Promotion case was listed on top of the Board, It could not be taken up for hearing in Supreme Court today as the concerned bench was engaged with another part- heard matter.
When urgency was mentioned in court by counsel for the respondents, it was decided that the Reservation in promotion case will be taken up tomorrow after the current part-heard case.
Today again the lawyers representing the Madhya Pradesh government that has challenged the High Court order declaring the 2002 rule for Reservation in Promotion as null and void and AJJAKS ( association of SCs and STs) continued with their delaying tactics by stress ing upon the bench that they are not ready and matter be listed later.
As per daily list of regular hearing matters for Wednesday, January 25 to be taken up by Court no. 5 of Mr. justice Madan B Lokur and Mr Justice Prafulla C Pant, the Reservation in Promotion case (5247/2016) arising due to the civil appeal by the Madhya Pradesh government to challenge the High Court order declaring MP reservation in promotion rule as non est, will be taken up after the part-heard civil appeal 3560 of 2008 with 3561/ 2008. Hence, this matter will most probably come up for hearing tomorrow..
The lawyers representing the State Government and AJJAKS in Supreme court today were senior advocates Santosh Hegde, Indira Jaising and Manoj Gorkela. The senior advocates representing the respondents (the employees and officers from the unreserved category) were Rajeev Dhawan, Shanti Bhushan, PP Rao,, Balbir Singh, Suyash Guru, Amol Shrivastava and Kumar Parimal