Times of India
Subodh Ghildiyal, TNN, May 26, 2010, 01.23am IST
NEW DELHI: The social justice ministry is unhappy with the lack of movement in bringing affirmative action to the private sector, a flagship promise of Congress in UPA-1. Social justice minister Mukul Wasnik has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking a review of efforts made in this direction. In his letter, he outlined steps taken to persuade industry to accept preferential employment policies for SCs/STs which essentially have not counted for much. The PM on Monday told reporters that there was a need to create an atmosphere which would let industry and trade help the government in affirmative action. The comment, however, came in the backdrop of the Centre's failure to bring industry around to join in positive discrimination despite the big assurance of not imposing job reservations by legislation.
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