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BJP urges reconsideration of promotion quota bill

IANS  New Delhi, December 13, 2012
First Published: 16:31 IST(13/12/2012) | Last Updated: 16:35 IST(13/12/2012)

BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday urged the government to reconsider some provisions of the promotion quota bill, saying it would help people with doubtful integrity to be entitled to promotion.

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Speaking in the Rajya Sabha amid a walkout by the Samajwadi Party after the bill was tabled, the leader of opposition asked the ruling United Progressive Alliance to reconsider the bill seeking to provide quota in promotions to the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes.

"I will urge the government to seriously reconsider this...If someone has doubtful integrity, then he will still be entitled to promotion," Jaitley said.

"To say that no standards will be needed should be reconsidered," he said, adding that it would have an adverse effect on the country.

"Efficiency of service is a constitutional requirement. The structure will collapse once the government agrees (to the new bill)," Jaitley said.


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