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Representation of OBCs in the Central Government Services

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Representation of OBCs in the Central Government Services

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

04-April-2018

Strength of Employees

As per information received from 77 Ministries/Departments including their attached/subordinate offices, the representation of SCs, STs and OBCs in the posts and services under the Central Government as on 01.01.2016 is 17.49%, 8.47% and 21.57% respectively.

Representation of OBCs in the Central Government services is less as compared to the percentage of reservation for them because reservation of OBC started in September, 1993.

As per available information, representation of OBCs as on 01.01.2012 was 16.55% which has now increased to 21.57% as on 01.01.2016. Therefore, there is an increasing trend in the representation of OBCs in the posts and services of Central Government.

Department of Personnel & Training has issued instructions to all Ministries/Departments to constitute an in-house Committee to identify backlog reserved vacancies, study of the root cause of backlog reserved vacancies, initiation of measures to remove such factors and to fill up such vacancies through Special Recruitment Drive.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Enhancement of Reservation for SCs & STs – Rajya Sabha Q&A

Enhancement of Reservation for SCs & STs – Rajya Sabha Q&A

ENHANCEMENT OF RESERVATIONS FOR SCs AND STs

No proposal for enhancement of reservation for Scheduled Castes in proportion to their population has been received in this Ministry. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has informed that they received The Telangana Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation of seats in Educational Institutions and of appointments or posts in the services under the State) Bill, 2017 through Ministry of Home Affairs for enhancement of reservations for Scheduled Tribes from existing 4% to 10% in the State for comments/views. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has supported the proposal contained in the Bill.

As per the 9 judge Constitutional Bench judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court in India Sawhney case, total reservation cannot exceed the limit of 50% . Clause (4) of Article 16 of the Constitution of India, which empowers the State to provide reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Other Backward Classes speaks of adequate representation and not proportionate representation.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 15.3.2018.

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UGC Letter reg: Implementation of Reservation Policy of the Government of India

Implementation of Reservation Policy – UGC Order dt. 5.3.2018

UGC Letter reg: Implementation of Reservation Policy of the Government of India.

No.F.1-5/2006(SCT)

05 March, 2018

The Registrar(s)
All Central Universities
All State Universities receiving grant-in-aid
Deemed to be Universities receving grant-in-aid by UGC/Government
Inter University Centres of UGC

Subject: Implementation of Resenation Policy of the Government of India – Reg.

Sir/Madam,

With reference to the above subject, I am to inform that for implementation of reservation policy of the Central Government. MHRD vide order No.6-30/2005-U5 dated 6th December, 2005 directed the UGC to ensure effective implementation of the reservation policy in the Central Universities and those of Institutions Deemed 10 Universities receiving aid from the public funds except in minority institutions under Article of the Constitution. Accordingly, UGC, vide letter No.1-5/2006(SCT) dated 25-08-2006, circulated new Guidelines for strict implementation of Reservation Policy of the Government. This has been further reiterated by MHRD O.M.No.12-60/2013-UI dated 25-6-2013.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development vide its letter No. 1-7/2017-CU.V dated 06-09-2017 has directed the UGC to examine the issues mentioned in judgments (10 in number) quoted by the Hon’ble High Court Of Allahabad, in its order dated 07-04-2017 and submit its recommendations to MHRD for their consideration and appropriate decision.

Accordingly, UGC had constituted a Committee and submitted its recommendations to Ministry of Human Resource Development on 07-11-2017. Thereafter, in compliance of the judgement Of the Allahahad High Court upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court Of India and in view of tendered by the DOPT and recommendations Of the UGC, MHRD vide its O.M.No.1-7/2017-CU.V dated 22.2.2018; has intimated that the department’s O.M. No.12-60/2-13-UI dated 25-06-2013 stands amended to the extent mentioned below in the UGC guidelines 2006, in accordance with the recommendations of the UGC, which are as under:

“(i) Clause 6(c);
In case of reservation SC/ST, all the Universities, Deemed to be Universities, Colleges and other Grant-in-Aid institutions and Centres shall prepare the roster system keeping the Department Subject as a unit for an levels of teachers as applicable.

(ii) Clause 8(a)(v):
The roster, department-wise, shall be applied to the total number of posts in each of the categories [(e.g.) Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor] within the Department/Subject”.

The above decision may also be circulated to its constituent and affiliated colleges for immediate follow up action.

You requested to prepare fresh within month of receipt of this letter under intimation to UGC.

This isues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dev Swarup)

Authority: www.ugc.ac.in

 

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Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs

Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs-regarding.

Reminder

No. 21/1/2016-CS.I {PR/CM5)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

2nd Floor, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003
Date: 27th Feb., 2018.

SUBJECT:- Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number 20th February, 2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that on scrutiny of the data available on CSCMS portal, it is observed that many Ministries/Departments have not yet updated the information with reference to Categorization/Sub-Categorization of OBC officers,along with the data relating to the “State” from which the OBC candidates appeared/selected in respect of CSS Cadre (ASO to JS-in-situ) in the CSCMS portal. In view of the above, it is once again requested that the same may kindly be updated positively by 27th February, 2018 (Tuesday).

(Anil Tripathi)
Under Secretary to Government of India

To,
All Ministries/Departments
Tele: 24629412
Director/Deputy Secretary (Admn,)/Under Secretary{Admn)
(Through website of this Department)

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Reservation to OBCs

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Reservation to OBCs

Posted On: 07 FEB 2018 1:15PM by PIB Delhi

No centralized data regarding number of candidates belonging to the Other Backward Castes stated to have been deprived of reservation benefit for appointment to posts under Central Government due to their coming under creamy layer is maintained. There is no reservation in promotion for Other Backward Classes.

At present, there is no proposal under consideration to determine creamy layer for the candidates of general category. The 9 Judge Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court in the case of Indra Sawhney has inter-alia held that “a backward class cannot be determined only and exclusively with reference to economic criterion. It may be a consideration or basis along with and in addition to social backwardness, but it can never be the sole criterion”.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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DoPT Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities

Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities

No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th January, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – reg.

With enactment of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016′ from 19th April, 2017 and notification of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULES, 2017′ on 15th June, 2017, the following instructions are issued in line with the provisions made therein regarding reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, as defined under Section 2(r) of the Act against the posts and services of the Central Government.
2. QUANTUM OF RESERVATION

2.1 In case of direct recruitment, four per cent of the total number of vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment, in the cadre strength in each group of posts i.e. Groups A, B and C shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities.

2.2 Against the posts identified for each disabilities, of which, one per cent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one per cent, under clauses (d) and (e), unless otherwise excluded under the provisions of Para 3 here in under:-

(a) blindness and low vision;
(b) deaf and hard of hearing;
(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
(d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
(e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness
3. EXEMPTION FROM RESERVATION:
If any Ministry/Department in the Central Government considers it necessary to exempt any establishment or any cadre or cadres fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities, it shall make a reference to the
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities giving full justification for the proposal, who having regard to the type of work carried out in any Government
establishment by notification and subject to such condition, if any, as may be specified in the notification, in consultation with the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) may exempt any Establishment or any cadre(s) fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities.

4. ADJUSTMENT AGAINST UNRESERVED VACANCIES:

4.1 In the category of posts which are identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities, a person with benchmark disability cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment by direct recruitment against an unreserved vacancy. Thus a person with benchmark disability can be appointed by direct recruitment against vacancy not specifically reserved for the persons with benchmark disability, provided the post is identified suitable for persons with benchmark disability of the relevant category.

4.2 Persons with benchmark disabilities selected without relaxed standards along with other candidates, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible candidates with benchmark disabilities which will thus comprise of candidates with benchmark disabilities who are lower in merit than the last candidate in merit list but otherwise found suitable for appointment, if necessary, by relaxed standards.

5. CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY:

A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit a certificate of disability issued by a Competent Authority. Such certificate in the event of selection of such person for any post, will be subject to such verification/re-verification
as may be decided by the competent authority.

6. COMPUTATION OF NUMBER OF POSTS TO BE RESERVED:

6.1 The number of posts to be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities in case of Group C posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies in the cadre strength of Group C posts, in the establishment, although the recruitment of the persons with benchmark disabilities would only be against the category of posts identified suitable for them. The number of vacancies to be reserved for the persons with benchmark disabilities in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in an establishment shall be computed by taking into account the total number of vacancies arising in Group ‘C’ posts for being filled by direct recruitment in a recruitment year both in the identified and non-identified category of posts under the establishment. Since reservation, wherever applicable, for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is provided computing total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified category of posts as well as unidentified category of posts, it may be possible that number of persons appointed by reservation in an identified category of post may exceed four per cent.

6.2 Reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in the cadre in all the Group ‘A’ posts or Group ‘B’ posts respectively, and the computation of total vacancies shall include vacancies arising in the identified and non-identified category of posts.
7. EFFECTING RESERVATION – MAINTENANCE OF ROSTERS:

7.1 Every Government establishment shall maintain group-wise a separate vacancy based 100 point vacancy based reservation roster register in the format given in Annexure for determining/effecting reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – one each for Group ‘A’ posts filled by direct recruitment, Group ‘B’ posts filled by direct recruitment and Group ‘C’ posts filled by direct recruitment.

7.2 Each register shall have cycles of 100 points and each cycle of 100 points shall
be divided into four blocks, comprising the following points:

1st Block – point No. 01 to point No. 25
2nd Block – point No. 26 to point No. 50
3rd Block – point No. 51 to point No. 75
4th Block – point No. 76 to point No.100

7.3 Points 1, 26, 51 and 76 of the roster shall be earmarked for persons with benchmark disabilities – one point each for four respective categories of disabilities. The Head of the establishment shall ensure that vacancies identified at SI. No.1, 26, 51 and 76 are earmarked for the respective categories of the persons with benchmark
disabilities. However, the Head of the establishment shall decide the placement of the
selected candidate in the roster register.
7.4 All the vacancies arising irrespective of vacancies reserved for Persons with
Benchmark Disabilities shall be entered in the relevant roster. If the vacancy falling at point no. 1 is not identified for the Person with Benchmark Disability or the Head of the establishment considers it desirable not to fill it up by Persons with Benchmark
Disabilities or it is not possible to fill up that post by the Persons with Benchmark
Disabilities for any other reason, one of the vacancies falling at any of the points from 2 to 25 shall be treated as reserved for the person with benchmark disability and filled as such.
7.5 Likewise, a vacancy falling at any of the points from 26 to 50 or from 51 to 75 or from 76 to 100 shall have to be filled by the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. The purpose of keeping points 1, 26, 51 and 76 as reserved is to fill up the first available suitable vacancy.
7.6 There is a possibility that none of the vacancies from 1 to 25 is suitable for any category of the person with benchmark disability. In that case two vacancies from 26 to 50 shall be filled as reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities. If the vacancies from 26 to 50 are also not suitable for any category, three vacancies shall be filled as reserved from the third block containing points from 51 to 75. This means that if no vacancy can be reserved in a particular block, it shall be carried over into the next block

7.7 After all the 100 points of the roster are covered, a fresh cycle of 100 points shall start.

7.8 If the number of vacancies in a year is such as to cover only one block (say 25 vacancies) or two (say 50 vacancies), the category of the persons with benchmark disabilities should be accommodated as per the roster points. However, in case, the said vacancy is not identified for the respective category, the Head of the establish

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Direct Recruitment to Group C – Reservation Fixed on the basis of Population

Direct Recruitment to Group C – Reservation Fixed on the basis of Population

“In case of direct recruitment to Group C posts normally attracting candidates from a locality or a region, the percentage of reservation is generally fixed on the basis of proportion of their population in the respective States/Union Territories”

Reserve category representation

Article 16(4) of the Constitution enables provision of reservation to backward class of citizens, who are not adequately represented in the services under the State.

As per extant instructions, reservation is provided to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes at the rate of 15%, 7.5% and 27% respectively in case of direct recruitment on all India basis by open competition. In case of direct recruitment on all India basis otherwise than by open competition, the percentage fixed is 16.66% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes and 25.84% for Other Backward Classes.

In case of direct recruitment to Group C posts normally attracting candidates from a locality or a region, the percentage of reservation is generally fixed on the basis of proportion of their population in the respective States/Union Territories.

The services under the State come under the List II of the Seventh Schedule i.e. State List of the Constitution. The information on the state-wise provisions for reservation is not centrally maintained.

As per the 9 Judge Bench Constitutional judgment of the Supreme Court in Indira Sawhney case, total reservation cannot exceed the limit of 50%. In the same judgment, the Supreme Court has also observed that clause (4) of Article 16 of Constitution speaks of adequate representation and not proportionate representation.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Reservation in Promotion – Roster Point based, not Vacany based – Confederation

Reservation in Promotion – Roster Point based, not Vacany based – Confederation

IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT – WITH EFFECT FROM 10.02.1995

RESERVATION IN PROMOTIONS SHOULD BE ROSTER POINT BASED (TOTAL NUMBER OF POSTS SHOULD BE THE BASIS FOR WORKING OUT NUMBER OF POST TO BE EARMARKED FOR EACH CATEGORY IN THE CASTE – WISE RESERVATION ROSTER) AND NOT VACANCY BASED.

NON-REPORTABLE

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

CIVIL APPEAL NO(S). 4751-4752/2011

V. LAKSHMIKANTHAN AND ANR.

APPELLANT(S)

VERSUS

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. ETC.

RESPONDENT(S)

J U D G E M E N T

KURIAN, J.

1. Though several contentions are raised in these appeals, finally the learned counsel for the appellants has come down to one submission, since according to him, he is entitled to succeed on that. That submission pertains to the direction in R.K. Sabharwal and Others v. State of Punjab and Others, (1995) 2 SCC 745, regarding post based roster in the matter of promotions. It was made clear in R.K. Sabharwal (supra) that 10.02.1995 shall be the date for the purpose of following the post based roster. It appears, the Respondent No.2 was still not following the same which led to the decision in Union of India and Ors. v. Virpal Singh Chauhan and Others, (1995) 6 SCC 684. In paragraph 33 in Virpal Singh Chauhan (supra) it was made clear that the Railways

has to follow the principles as laid down in R.K. Sabharwal (supra). Paragraph Nos. 29 and 33 of the same are extracted below:

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Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

DoPT-Disabilities-Other-Backward-Classes

F. No. 36023/1/2017-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-1) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the October 27, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum of  even number dated 11.08.2017 on the subject cited above whereby the Ministries/ Departments were requested to nominate their Liaison Officers for the above training programmes organised by Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM) to facilitate them in the performance of their duties.

2. It is stated that the ISTM issues course circulars for all the calendared courses at least 90 days before the commencement of the courses. Online nomination by the interested applicant/ nominees is mandatory in all courses. This is, inter-alia, required for shortlisting of the candidates, issuing automated communications through mail/ SMS of acceptance/ non- acceptance to their personal e-mail address/ mobile, plan logistics, etc.. The link for submission of online application is as under:-

http://www.istm.gov.in/home/online_nomination_form

3. All Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to kindly direct their
nominated Liaison Officers to submit their online applications before the closing date to avoid inconvenience.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
Tele. No. 2309 2110

To,
The Joint Secretaries (Administration) of all Ministries/Departments of Government
of India (through website)

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Reservation for OBCs in Civil posts and Services under the Government of India

Reservation for OBCs in Civil posts and Services under the Government of India

Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No.36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT),
dated the 8th September, 1993, to all Ministries/Departments, etc.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil Pats and Services under the Government of India – Regarding.

The undersigned Is directed to refer to this Departments O.M. No. 15012/31/90-Estt. (SCI), dated the 13th August, 1990 and 25th September, 1991 regarding reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the Government of India and to say that following the Supreme Court judgement in the Indira Sewhney and other and others Vs. Union of India and others case (Write Petition (Civil) No. 930 of 1990) the Government of India appointed an Expert Committee to recommend the criteria for exclusion of the ;oddly advanced persons/section from the benefits of reservations for Other Backward Classes in civil poser and services under the Government of India.
2. Consequent to the consideration of the Expert Committee’s recommendations this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 36012/31190-Ests (SCT), dated 131.90 referred to in pan (1) above is hereby modified to provide as follows:

(a) 27% (twenty seven percent) of the amoeba in civil posts and services under the Government of India, to be filled through direst recruitment, shall be reserved for the Other Backward Classes. Detailed instruction relating to the procedure to be followed for enforcing reservation wit be issued separately.

(b) Candidates belonging to OBCs recruited on the basis of merit in an open competition on the same standards prescribed for the general candidates shall not be adjusted against the reservation quota of 27%.

(c) (i) The aforesaid reservation shall not apply to persons/sections mentioned in column 3 of the Schedule to this office memorandum.

(ii) The rule of minion win not apply to persons working as artisans or engaged in hereditary occupations, callings. A list of such occupations, callings will be issued separately by the Ministry of Welfare.

The OBCs for the purpose of the aforesaid reservation would contain, in the first phase, the castes and communities which are common to both the lists in the report of the Mandal Commission and the State Governments’ Lists. A list of such canes and communities is being issued separately by the Ministry of Welfare.

(e) The aforesaid reservation shall take immediate effect. However, this will not apply to vacancies where the recruitment process boa already been initiated prior to the issue of this order,

3. Similar instructions in respect of public sector undertakings and financial institution  including public sector banks will be issued by the Department of Public Enterprises and by the Ministry of Finance respectively effective from the date of ibis Office Memorandum.

Sd/
(Smt. Smite Prasad)
Joist Secretary to the Government of India.

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Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel &Training

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: September 13, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 8th September, 1993 which, inter-alia, provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs.1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the creamy layer and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 lakh, Rs. 4.5 lakh and Rs. 6 lakh vide this Department’s OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 09.03.2004, OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 14.10.2008 and OM No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res) dated 27.05.2013 respectively.

2. It has now been decided to raise the income limit from Rs. 6 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Other Backward Classes. Accordingly, the expression “Rs. 6 lakh” under Category VI in the Schedule to this Department’s aforesaid O.M. dated 8th September, 1993 would be substituted by “Rs. 8 lakh”.

3. The provisions of this office memorandum have effect from 1st September, 2017.

4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this office memorandum to the notice of all concerned.

Sd/-
(Debabrata Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of lndia

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Cabinet approves equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Banks, Insurance Institutions with Posts in Government so that the children of those serving in lower categories in PSUs and other institutions can get the benefit of OBC reservations

Cabinet approves equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Banks, Insurance Institutions with Posts in Government so that the children of those serving in lower categories in PSUs and other institutions can get the benefit of OBC reservations

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. for claiming benefit of OBC reservations. This addresses an issue pending for nearly 24 years. This will ensure that the children of those serving in lower categories in PSUs and other institutions can get the benefit of OBC reservations, on par with children of people serving in lower categories in Government. This will also prevent children of those in senior positions in such institutions, who, owing to absence of equivalence of posts, may have been treated as non Creamy Layer by virtue of wrong interpretation of income standards from cornering government posts reserved for OBCs and denying the genuine non creamy layer candidates a level playing field.

The Union Cabinet also approved the increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 6 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, for excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The new income criterion will be Rs. 8 lakh per annum. The increase in the income limit to exclude the Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index and will enable more persons to take advantage of reservation benefits extended to OBCs in government services and admission to central educational institutions.

These measures are a part of the Government’s efforts to ensure greater social justice and inclusion for members of the Other Backward Classes. The Government has already introduced in Parliament, a bill to provide Constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes. It has also decided to set up a Commission, under section 340 of the Constitution, to sub categorize the OBCs, so that the more backward among the OBC communities can also access the benefits of reservation for educational institutions and government jobs. All these decisions, taken together, are expected to ensure greater representation of OBCs in educational institutions and jobs, while also ensuring that the more under-privileged within the category are not denied their chance of social mobility.

Background:

In its judgment dated 16.11.1992 in WP(C) 930/1990 (IndraSawhney case) the Supreme Court had directed the Government to specify the basis, for exclusion of socially and economically advanced persons from Other Backward Classes by applying the relevant and requisite socio-economic criteria.

An Expert Committee was constituted in February 1993 which submitted its report on 10.03.1993 specifying the criteria for identification of socially advanced persons among OBCs i.e. the Creamy Layer. The report was accepted by the then Ministry of Welfare and forwarded to DoPT which issued an OM dated 08.09.1993 on exclusion from the Creamy Layer.

The OM of 08.09.1993 specifies six categories for identifying Creamy Layer (a) Constitutional/Statutory post (b) Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ Officers of Central and State Governments, employees of PSUs and Statutory bodies, universities, (c) Colonel and above in armed forces and equivalent in paramilitary forces (d) professionals like Doctors, Lawyers, Management Consultants, Engineers etc. (e) Property owners with agricultural holdings or vacant land and/or buildings and (f) income/wealth tax asessee.

The OM further stipulates that the said parameters would apply mutatis mutandis to officers holding equivalent or comparable posts in PSUs, Banks, Insurance Organizations, Universities, etc. and Government was required to determine equivalence of positions in these organizations with those in Government.

Pending the equivalence to the established in these institutions Income criteria would apply for the officers in these Institutions.

However, this exercise of determining the equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. had not been initiated. The determination of equivalence of posts has been thus pending for almost 24 years.

The matter of formulating equivalence has since been examined in detail. In PSUs, all Executive level posts i.e. Board level executives and managerial level posts would be treated as equivalent to group ‘A’ posts in Government and will be considered Creamy Layer. Junior Management Grade Scale-1 and above of Public Sector Banks, Financial Institutions and Public Sector Insurance Corporations will be treated as equivalent to Group ‘A’ in the Government of India and considered as Creamy Layer. For Clerks and Peons in PSBs, FIs and PSICs, the Income Test as revised from time to time will be applicable. These are the broad guidelines and each individual Bank, PSU, Insurance Company would place the matter before their respective board to identify individual posts.

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Employment to Differently Abled

Employment to Differently Abled

Section 34 of the ” The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016″ mandates every appropriate Government to appoint in every Government establishment, not less than four per cent of the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in each group of posts meant to be filled with persons with benchmark disabilities of which, one per cent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one per cent for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (d) and (e), namely:-

(a) blindness and low vision;

(b) deaf and hard of hearing;

(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;

(d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;

(e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities.

Section 34 of the Act also provides that the reservation in promotion shall be in accordance with such instructions as are issued by the appropriate Government from time to time.

Promotions to the higher grades are made as per provisions of the relevant Recruitment Rules. In some of the Recruitment Rules, provisions exist for promotion either on the basis of seniority in service or through Limited Departmental Competitive Examinations. The candidates, who do not qualify the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination are promoted on the basis of their inter-se-seniority in the feeder grade.

However, in cases where the departmental promotion test is the only mode of promotion, proposal to give promotion on the basis of the seniority or merit in service alone is not under consideration.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question by Shri Chandu Lal Sahu in the Lok Sabha today.

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Reservation for sportspersons in services

Reservation for sportspersons in services

As per extant instructions, Ministries and Departments can recruit meritorious sportspersons to Group ‘C’ posts under the Government of India up to 5% of the vacancies in any year subject to the condition that these including all other reservations do not exceed 50% of the total number of vacancies proposed to be filled up by direct recruitment.

Consolidated instructions on incentives for sportspersons including recruitment under sports quota have been issued vide Department of Personnel and Training’s OM No 14034/01/2013-Estt.(D) dated 3rd October 2013. At present no proposal to increase the quota is under consideration of the Government.

Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) lays down the policy for recruitment of meritorious sportspersons which is implemented by the administrative Ministries/Departments. The details regarding number of sportspersons recruited by various Ministries/Departments are not Centrally maintained.

As per extant instructions 43 sports disciplines have been identified for appointment of meritorious sportspersons. These instructions inter alia provide relaxation in upper age limit upto a maximum of 5 years (10 years in case of those belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) for the recruitment of meritorious sportspersons to Group ‘C’ posts. Government servants with medal winning performance in specified sports events are also eligible for out of turn promotion.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Parimal Nathwani in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Reservation for Ex-servicemen in direct recruitment Group ‘C’ posts

Reservation for Ex-servicemen in direct recruitment Group ‘C’ posts

No. 11019/20/Misc./2015/MF.CGA(A)/NG/86

Government of India
Controller General of Accounts
Ministry sf Finance
Department of Expenditure
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
GPO Complex, E-Block, INA
New Delhi – 110023

Dated. the 5th May, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for Ex-servicemen in direct recruitment Group ‘C’ posts – Regarding

Reference is invited to the reservation, concessions and relaxations applicable for ex-Servicemen in Central Government Services (Group ‘C’ posts). The Government of India has been issuing instructions from time to time for filling up of vacancies under prescribed quota reserved for ex-servicemen category. In this regard the DoPT has issued compendium of instruction on reservations for Ex-servicemen – consolidation of instructions vide OM. No.3603/4/3/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 25th February, 2014.

All Pr.CCA.s/CCAs/CAs (with independent charge) are therefore requested to ensure that the provisions/ rules for Ex-servicemen notified under Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Services and Posts) Rules. 1979. as amended from time to time are being properly followed up/implemented while forwarding of vacancies or direct recruitment posts to this office for consolidation. The non-implementation of reservations prescribed for ex-servicemen shall be treated as violation of Govt. of India’s instructions on the subject.

This. issues with approval of the Jt. Controller General of Accounts (Gr. ‘B’)

(G.Ramesh)
Asstt. Controller General of Accounts (Gr. ‘B’)

Source: www.cga.nic.in

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100 government websites differently-abled friendly soon

100 government websites differently-abled friendly soon

New Delhi: Work is on to make 100 government websites differently-abled friendly and 16 such websites are ready, Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

Optical fibre measuring 1.39 lakh kms to connect village panchayats with internet has been laid since last two years as against 398 km from 2011-14 during the UPA.

He claimed nearly 104 crore people, comparable to the size of population of Italy and France, are in the ambit of the Aadhar and mobile connections in India since last two years.

“What is Digital India? We are seeking to bridge the divide between Digital Haves and Digital Have-nots,” he said while listing the achievements of Modi government since last two years.

“Of 125 crore people 104 have Aadhar card. They are digitally verifiable. With one click, you can view your face, your iris and finger-tip. It has happened in a completely secure condition and we have are the first ones to have done this,” Prasad claimed.

He was speaking at the launch of Sugamya Pustakalaya- an online library for persons with visual disabilities.

The online library was launched by Prasad, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, and his two deputies Krishan Pal Gurjar and Ramdas Athawal.

Books are available in accessible formats for people with visual impairment and other print disabilities.

People can access over two lakhs books in diverse languages, integrating libraries across India and the globe, including the largest international library ‘Bookshare’.

“We have linked ‘divyangjans’ with the common service centres in our country. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is in the process of making 100 Government websites ‘divyang’ friendly of which 16 have already been made ‘divyang’ friendly,” Prasad said, as he urged NGOs and citizens to use ‘My Gov’ to provide valuable inputs on central schemes.

Prasad said in order to help children suffering from autism, an e-learning tool has also been developed by the National Institute of Mentally Handicapped and all the scholarships will be under one banner.

Javadekar said there are 23 lakh people special ability under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

As the HRD Minister, Javadekar said, he receives invitations for convocations, but he has accepted the first invitation from the University meant for differently abled in Thiruvanathapuram.

Gurjar said people with special abilities don’t need sympathy of the people but deserve their love, affection and support.

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Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen

Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen

The salient features of the policy being implemented for resettlement of Ex-Servicemen in the country are as under:-

The Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), an Attached Office of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, is responsible for rehabilitation of retired defence personnel in the country through training courses, reservations in Central / State / PSU jobs and resettlement schemes including self-employment schemes.

The salient features of the policy being implemented for resettlement of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) in the country are as follows:

TRAINING PROGRAMMES:

Meaningful professional and vocational training to retiring Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) and Other Ranks (OR) is imparted by DGR through various training institutes for the rehabilitation and resettlement of ESM in civil life by upgrading their skills to prepare them to take on new assignment / jobs and assisting ESM in finding re-employment. An option to undergo resettlement courses in reputed institutes pan India is provided to Officers, JCO / OR and retired personnel to enhance their educational qualifications and increase employment options post retirement. An exemption of 100% of the course fees is given to JCOs / ORs and 60% to Officers. The exempted amount against the course fees is paid by office of DGR.

RE-EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

(i)  Reservation in Government Jobs:

The Central Government has provided the following reservation for ESM for vacancies in the posts to be filled by direct recruitment:-
10% in Group ‘C’ posts and 20% in Group ‘D’ posts in Central Government jobs.
14.5% in Group ‘C’ and 24.5% Group ‘D’ posts in Public Sector Undertakings and Nationalized Banks which includes 4.5% reservation in each category for Disabled Soldiers and Widows / Dependents.
10% posts upto Assistant Commandants in Central Paramilitary Forces.
100% in Defence Security Corps.
(ii) Most State Governments also provide reservation in State Government jobs, which varies from State to State and is based on the rehabilitation policy of the concerned State and the total population of Ex-Servicemen domiciled in the State.
(iii) Placement Assistance through DGR:  Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) sponsors Ex-Servicemen (Officers) to various Government organizations, Public Sector Undertakings, Corporate Houses, Private Sector, Central Para Military Forces etc. based on their requisition for re-employment of ESM.  The DGR sponsored ESM are re-employed by the requisitioning agencies after due process of selection by them.
(iv) Army welfare Placement Organization and similar placement cells in Air Force and Navy help ESM in finding suitable jobs in Banks, Industries, Corporate Houses, Academic Institutions, Hospitals, Hotels and Real Estate.
(v) Age relaxation is available to the Ex-Servicemen in posts filled by direct recruitment.
(vi) DGR sponsored Security Agency Scheme.

 

SCHEMES OF SELF EMPLOYMENT:

 

(i)  Schemes for Officers only:

• ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme.

•Allotment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited / Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Company Owned Company Operated Outlets PAN India.

• Management of CNG Station by Ex-Servicemen (O) in National Capital Region

 

(ii) Schemes for all:

• Coal Tipper Attachment Scheme.

• Allotment of Army Surplus Vehicles.

•Allotment of Regular LPG Distributorship Scheme under ‘Government Personnel’ Category.

• Allotment of Oil Product Agencies under 8% Defence Quota.

• Allotment of LPG Agency Under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitran Yojna.

 

(iii) Schemes for JCOs / ORs Only:

•Allotment of Mother Dairy Milk Booths and Fruit & Vegetable (SAFAL) Shops in NCR.

• Allotment of Milk Shops of Gopaljee Dairy Pvt. Ltd. In Delhi / Noida.

• Allotment of KIOSKS / Retail outlet of Gopaljee Farm Fresh in Faridabad / NCR.

 

Welfare and resettlement of Ex-Servicemen is a continuous process and the Government endeavors to explore every possible avenue for increasing employment opportunities for the Ex-Servicemen through various initiatives including pre and post retirement trainings and awareness programmes. The resettlement schemes are reviewed and upgraded from time to time and new schemes are also initiated in consultation with the concerned stake holders.

 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Konakalla Narayana Rao in Lok Sabha today.

 

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Reservation in promotion for differently-abled people

Reservation in promotion for differently-abled people

Press Information Bureau
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions

21-July, 2016 15:12 IST

Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act, 1995) mandates every appropriate Government to appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than 3% of persons with disability of which 1% each shall be reserved for persons suffering from:

(i) Blindness or low vision;

(ii) Hearing impairment and

(iii) Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in the posts identified for each disability

During the period from 01/04/2015 to 14/07/2016, the Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities has received 101 grievances/complaints from persons with disabilities in respect of issues relating to promotion/fixation of seniority in their respective departments/organisations.

Section 47 (2) of the PWD Act, 1995 which is in force, provides that “no promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the ground of his disability”. Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities takes steps to safeguard the rights and facilities made available to persons with disabilities under PWD Act, 1995 on receipt of any complaint or on its own motion.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri C.P.Narayanan in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Reservation in promotion

Reservation in promotion

Extant instructions of DoPT provide that reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and STs in all Groups i.e. Group A, B, C & D. In case of promotion by selection method, reservation is available to SCs and STs upto lowest rung of Group A. There is no reservation in promotion by selection within Group A. Reservation in posts by promotion under the existing scheme is applicable in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75%.

In accordance with Supreme Court judgment dated 15.07.2014, results of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 1996 for Section Officer grade were revised by UPSC. Appellants, who were declared successful in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996, were included in SOSL 1996 by this Department. Later the benefit was extended to similarly placed SC/ST officers who were declared qualified in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996. On their inclusion in SOSL 1996, these officers have become eligible for consideration for promotion to the next grade (Under Secretary) on completion of eight years of approved service in SO grade i.e. they become eligible for consideration in USSL 2004 onwards subject to the size of the zone. A proposal for review of USSLs 2004 and 2005 has been forwarded to UPSC in which these officers have been included in the zone.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ronald Sapa Tlau in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Reservation for SCs and STs in Allotment of Shops/Stalls at Railway Stations

Reservation for SCs and STs in Allotment of Shops/Stalls at Railway Stations

The Catering Policy 2010, presently in force on the Railways, provides for 25% reservation in allotment of minor static catering units at A, B & C categories of stations and 49.5% reservation in allotment of minor static catering units at D, E & F categories of stations, with a view to protect interests of socially backward and economically weaker sections of the people. Out of the total 25% reservation at A, B and C category stations, a quota of 6% for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 4% for Scheduled Tribes (STs) has been reserved for allotment of minor catering units. Similarly, out of the total reservation of 49.5% at D, E & F category of stations, a quota of 12% and 8% for SCs and STs respectively, has been reserved. Allotment of stalls for SCs/STs is done by zonal railways by calling application through press notification. .

1572 shops/stalls have been earmarked for allotment to SCs and STs out of which 532 shops/stalls have already been awarded to SCs and STs as per extant provisions of the Catering Policy. Allotment of stalls for SCs/STs and clearance of backlog thereof is an ongoing process

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16.03.2016 (Wednesday).

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