On 17 December, 2012, the Rajya Sabha, upper chamber of the Indian Parliament passed Constitutional Amendment Bill No 117th, which stipulates SC/ST Employees Promotions in Government Sector.

The full text of the Bill can-be found here 117 Constitutional Amendment Bill.

There are two more steps to be crossed for this Bill to become a reality, i.e. Lok Sabha approval and the President of India’s accent.