Justice Eshwaraiah: OBCs should get reservation in promotion in line with SCs, STs

The former chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes is of the view that OBCs shouldn’t be denied reservation in promotion because of the condition of creamy layer. He said creamy layer should merely determine the order of preference – the weakest first followed by the rest. A report by Forward Press

Justice V. Eshwaraiah, former chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes, has welcomed the Supreme Court’s judgment on reservation in promotions for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (SCs). The judgment, pronounced on 26 September 2018, has ended a long stalemate. According to Justice Eshwaraiah, this will give the deprived sections the opportunity to move ahead in life and a similar provision should be formulated for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

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