Chandigarh-Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema on Wednesday introduced within the Punjab Vidhan Sabha that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government has reserved 58 posts for the Scheduled Castes for the primary time, within the commercial issued for the appointment of Law Officers, and 178 posts are for common class.
Responding to a Call Attention Notice moved by the MLA of Nawanshahr, on behalf of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, who additionally holds the portfolio of Home Affairs and Justice, Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema stated that he salutes the pondering of Sardar Bhagwant Singh Mann underneath whose management these posts have been created a while in the past however confronted a writ petition within the Punjab and Haryana High Court resulting from some technical causes. He stated that now the commercial has been issued once more on November 23, 2023 for the appointment of all posts out of which 58 together with 12 Additional Advocate General, 5 Senior Deputy Advocate General, 16 Deputy Advocate General, 23 Assistant Advocate General and a pair of Advocate on Record are reserved for Schedule Caste (SC) candidates.
The Finance Minister stated that the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance dominated the state a number of occasions however even supposing state has greater than 34 % inhabitants belonging to the schedule castes classes, no authorities made reservations for attorneys belonging to Scheduled Caste class whereas appointing regulation officers. He stated, “When I used to be elected to the Legislative Assembly for the primary time, the Congress Government of that point introduced the primary invoice relating to the appointment of Advocate General and I raised the primary query on this holy home in regards to the reservation in these posts. But at the moment there was a authorities of Congress occasion, which I feel has been dishonest by taking votes within the identify of Dalits for hundreds of years”.
The Finance Minister stated that that is the primary authorities which has introduced reservation for the kids of the poor folks of Punjab, who face many hardships whereas offering increased schooling to their kids to turn out to be attorneys. He stated that inside a couple of days these posts will probably be stuffed and these advocates will carry out their duties within the High Court.
The Finance Minister stated that right now is a historic day for the Dalit neighborhood of Punjab and whereas thanking the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, he additionally thanked the Member of the home for bringing this noteworthy Call Attention Notice.