Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
20-December-2012 16:57 IST
OBCs in Government Jobs
As per information received from various Ministries/ Departments, the Group- wise representation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Government services as on 1.1.2011 is as under:-
Reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Government services is provided at the rate of 27% in case of direct recruitment on all India basis by open competition. In case of direct recruitment on all India basis, other than by open competition, reservation for OBCs is provided at the rate of 25.84%.
Representation of OBCs is still low for the reason that reservation for them started only in September, 1993. Moreover, those OBCs recruited before 1993 have not shown themselves as OBCs since the reservation was not available to them before 1993, and they were recruited/ appointed as general candidates. There is no reservation for OBCs in promotion.
Reservation to SCs in Direct Recruitment is available since 1947. Whereas, reservation for STs in direct recruitment was introduced from 1950. The provision of reservation in promotion for SCs/STs is available since 1955.
As per information received from various Ministries/ Departments, the representation of SCs, STs and OBCs in posts and services of the Central Government as on 1.1.2011 is as under:-
A Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs in services of the Central Government was launched on 19th November, 2008 to fill up all backlog vacancies existing as on 1.11.2008. The drive was extended upto 30.6.2011. The progress of the drive was reviewed on 1st July, 2011 and it was decided to re-launch the drive so as to fill up the remaining identified backlog vacancies by 31.03.2012. As reported by the Ministries/Departments so far, the backlog vis-à-vis filled up vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs is given in the following table:
This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a question by Dr. Gyan Prakash Pilania in the Rajya Sabha today.
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