Dhumal accused of adopting double standards

Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 26

The state unit of the All-India Dalit Samaj Kalyan Parishad has accused the Dhumal government of adopting double standards by denying promotions to Dalit employees, in the higher echelons of service.

Mr Gangu Ram Musafir, chairman of the parishad, said the government was using the status quo in a court case to block the promotion of Dalits employees on a plea that matter was subjudice. But, this had not refrained it from promoting other categories of employees. Again, the government had been saying that it had sought clarification from the state Administrative Tribunal in the matter. If it was so what was the logic of applying this yardstick to Dalits only and promoting others during the pendency of clarification, Mr Musafir asked.

He said the government must review unconsidered cases of Dalits for selection posts as it had done in case of other categories.

The parishad, he said, would take up the issue during its state-level convention to be held and Ghumarvin on July 29.

Meanwhile, Mr Musafir and three other MLAs, Mr Kuldeep Kumar, Mr Prem Singh and Mr Harsh Mahajan, had also expressed concern over the blocking the promotion of Scheduled Caste employees without any reason. If the government was sincere it would have to urgently resolve the matter, he added.

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Published on: July 27, 2001
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