Hyderabad: With the objections raised by DOPT, (Department of Personnel and Training), the Union ministry has kept pending the bills related to enhancement of reservations to Muslims and STs sent by the TS government. DOPT said according to the Supreme Court orders, that the total reservations should not cross 50%.
But the union Tribal welfare department accepted the enhancement of reservations to STs in the state. However, the Union Home Ministry kept both the bills pending without sending them to the President for his approval.
The TS government has passed the bills in the assembly, increasing the reservations for Muslims under BC-E quota from 4% to 12% and STs reservations from 6% to 10% one year ago and sent to the central government. But in the centre, two departments have expressed different opinions on this issue. The Union Tribal Welfare department has accepted the enhancement of ST reservations, but the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) opposed this.
DOPT has recommended to the union Home department not to send it to the President for his approval. DOPT said that the Supreme Court gave a judgment in the past, saying that the total reservations should not cross 50% and TS government’s proposals are against the Supreme Court judgment.
The State government is waiting for the President’s approval for these two important bills. The Union Home department did not send them to the President as DOPT had objected to the proposals of the TS government. With the increase of reservations to Muslims and STs, the total reservations have reached 62%. The TS government said in some states the total reservations are more than 60% . DOPT said in abnormal situations the total reservations may cross 50% and the Supreme Court said, for this the state governments should show valid reasons. DOPT said the TS government did not show any valid reasons for increasing the reservations....