Consequential seniority

  • Let us assume that A, belonging to the General Category, currently holds Level 3 of a government post.
  • B, appointed under the Scheduled Caste quota, is junior to A in Level 3.
  • When promotions to Level 4 are to be decided, let us assume further, that due to reservations in promotions B has to be promoted to Level 4 before A because there are no Scheduled Caste candidates at a seniority similar to that of A.
  • The question that then arose was whether A would regain seniority over B when she is promoted to Level 4 in due course.
  • ‘Consequential Seniority’ means that A will not regain her seniority and B will now be considered senior to A within Level 4.”
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