DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand SC/ST government employee association has announced protest ranging from February 23 against government actions to deprive the marginalized community from their right of promotion in reservation.
Karam Ram, state president of SC/ST Employee Federation said, "statewide protests are going to be organized against the actions of the government of depriving us of reservation in promotion. the middle and state should close on this and resolve the issue".
On the opposite hand, general-obc employee association has also announced protests advance February 20.
Deepak Joshi, president of General-OBC Workers Organization of Uttarakhand said, "After honourable Supreme Court has issued directions under the ambit of our Constitution, it's unfair to subvert the directions of the apex court. we'll oppose any such action with full might."
The association, amidst ongoing rumours over involving SC/ST employee association of Uttar Pradesh warned that 'Outside Interference' won't be tolerated.
The government has already formed a sub-committee with three ministers to handle the matter. Earlier, Rekha Arya, a member of the sub-committee and minister for ladies and child welfare boycotted the meeting.
The issue started after Supreme Court earlier this month directed that government can't be ordered to supply reservation in promotion.
No signs of de-escalation of the controversy is insight in near future leaving the government groping in dark. Madan Kaushik, state cabinet minister commenting on the difficulty said, "The talks with all stakeholders are happening and shortly solution are going to be found."