Karnataka Government last year brought reservations in promotions. Although it was challenged in supreme court and apex court also uphelded the decision.

Reservation in promotion rests on principal of consequential seniority.

Let’s understand with an example: suppose there is 100 posts in a dept. Out of which 30 are occupied by unreserved, 15 by reserved, and 55 are vacant. 30% reservation means 30 posts are meant to fill by reserved category candidates, so if reserved category candidate is junior to general category candidate, but vacancy for the reserved category at a senior position, so reserved category employee will be considered senior and promoted above general category employee.

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