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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’)

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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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Welfare of Ex-Servicemen

Welfare of Ex-Servicemen 
State-wise details of ex-servicemen (ESM) in the country as on 31.12.2015 is as under:
Andaman & Nicobar 25 Maharashtra 172314
Andhra Pradesh 58331 Manipur 7157
Arunachal Pradesh 557 Meghalaya 2423
Assam 34911 Mizoram 5858
Bihar 100437 Nagaland 2462
Chandigarh 10082 Odisha 35500
Chhattisgarh 5412 Puducherry 1706
Delhi 45426 Punjab 284401
Goa 2099 Rajasthan 170109
Gujarat 26299 Sikkim 1078
Haryana 280988 Tamil Nadu 123817
Himachal Pradesh 109697 Telangana 30427
Jammu & Kashmir 73575 Tripura 2573
Jharkhand 22848 Uttar Pradesh 348642
Karnataka 74225 Uttarakhand 122649
Kerala 169563 West Bengal 77835
Madhya Pradesh 44393

TOTAL: 2447819

Details of schemes being implemented for welfare, rehabilitation and resettlement of ESM is as under:

TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Officers’ Training:

  • 24 Weeks Management Courses at IIMs and other reputed B-Schools
  • Modular management courses like Project Finance, Academic Institutions, Supply Chain, Retail, Six Sigma, Seafaring etc.
  • Newly introduced courses for 2015-16 like Strategic Retail Management, Human Resource Management(HRM), Facility, Transition, Export and Import, Event Management etc, Corporate Social Responsibility and Jet Transition.

Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs)/Other (OR) and Equivalents’ Training at Institutes:

  • Security, Fire & Industrial Safety, Computer & Information Technology including ‘O’ Level, Hospitality, Tourism, Agriculture based, Business Management, Modular Management, Vocational & Technical, Medical & Healthcare, Library & Information Science, Legal Assistant etc
  • Newly introduced courses for 2015-16 like Logistics & Transport Management, Retailing & Showroom, Corporate Office, Material Management, Marine Engineering etc.

Courses at Regimental Centres:

  •  At least two courses are planned every month at all the Regimental Centres to provide variety of courses to the retirees on pension drill.

RE-EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Reservation in Government Jobs:

The Central Government has provided for 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 addition 4.5% reservation in each category is meant for Disabled Soldiers and Widows/ Dependents.
  • 14.5% in Group ‘C’ and 24.5% Group ‘D’ posts in Public Sector Undertakings and Nationalized Banks.
  • 10% posts upto Assistant Commandants in Paramilitary Forces.
  • 100 % in Defence Security Corps.

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.

DGR sponsored security schemes:

SCHEMES OF SELF EMPLOYMENT

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.

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.

Schemes for JCOs/OR 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.

DETAILS OF BENEFITS GIVEN TO ESM AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE COUNTRY

  • Financial assistance for treatment of identified serious diseases
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme
  • Financial support to institutions involved in rehabilitation of ESM
  • Modified Scooter Grant
  • Tool Kit of Ex-Servicemen Technicians
  • Benefits given from Armed Forces Flag Day

Grants

Amount (in Rs)

Penury Grant (65 Years and above)

(Non-Pensioners upto Havaldar Rank)

1,000/-pm (Life time)

Education Grant (upto two children)

Boys/Girls upto Graduation

Widows for PG

1,000/-pm

Officer Cadet Grant (for Cadets of NDA only)

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

1,000/-pm

Disabled Children Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

1,000/-pm

House Repair Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

20,000/-

Daughter’s Marriage Grant

(upto 2 daughters)

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

16,000/-

Widow Re-Marriage Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

Funeral Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

5,000/-

Medical Treatment

(Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

30,000/- (Max)

Orphan Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner all ranks)

Daughters of Ex-Servicemen till she is married.

One Son of Ex-Servicemen upto 21 years of age.

1,000/-pm

Vocational Training Grant for Widows

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

20,000/-

(One Time)

Steps being taken to provide better opportunities to ESM are as under :-

  • dissemination of information on Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) website regarding Open Competitive Examination for various posts, dates and syllabus etc.
  • signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to conduct job fairs by Corporate Sectors to provide additional employment opportunities to ESM.
  • hosting of job portal by DGR wherein ESM can upload their Bio-data and corporate/other sectors can approach them and pick as per their requirement.
  • organizing ESM Job Fairs Pan India to provide an interface between Corporate & ESM.
  • regular interaction with corporate houses to generate employment opportunities to ESM.
  • Provision of opportunities to ESM through the corporate bodies like TATA Motors, AMAZON.com etc.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Rajeshbhai Chudasama in Lok Sabha today.

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Latest Parliament News published by PIB

Latest Parliament News published by PIB

Reservation in Promotion

The instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training provide for reservation in promotion to persons belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in posts in the Central Government upto the lowest rung of Group ‘A’. These instructions are also being implemented by Central Public Sector Undertakings, wherever reservation in promotion is applicable.

The Supreme Court in its judgment dated 19.10.2006 in the matter of M. Nagaraj & Others vs. Union of India and Ors., while upholding the validity of some of the Constitutional Amendments, observed that the concerned State will have to show in each case the existence of compelling reasons, namely, backwardness, inadequacy of representation and overall efficiency of administration before providing reservation in promotion. In order to provide impediment free reservation in promotion to SCs and STs, the Constitution (One Hundred and Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012 was introduced in Rajya Sabha in September, 2012. The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 17.12.2012 and transmitted to the Lok Sabha for consideration and passing. The Bill could not be considered in the Lok Sabha and lapsed on the dissolution of 15th Lok Sabha. The issues emanating from the Supreme Court judgment in M. Nagaraj case are under examination.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Kaushal Kishore in the Lok Sabha today.

Time Taken to Dispose Appeal

As per the Right to Information Act, 2005 it is mandatory on the part of Public Information Officer either to provide the information or reject the request for any of the reasons specified by the RTI Act within 30 days of receipt of the request. However, information concerning life or liberty of a person has to be provided in forty-eight hours of the receipt of request.

Similarly, as per the RTI Act, an appeal shall be disposed of within 30 days on the receipt of the appeal by the First Appellate Authority or within such extended period not exceeding a total of 45 days from the date of filing thereof, as the case may be, for reasons to be recorded in writing.

The Act, however, does not prescribe time limit or target for disposal of 2nd appeal/complaint by the Central Information Commission.

The Commission, however, on 22.03.2011 decided that each Information Commissioner including Chief Information Commissioner will endeavour to decide about 3200 appeals/complaints per year. During 2015, a total of 27,922 appeals/complaints were disposed off.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Sharad Tripathi, Shri Y.V. Subba Reddy and Shri K.N. Ramachandran in the Lok Sabha today.

Simplified Forms

The subjects like registration of birth and death certificate falls within the State List of the Constitution of India. It is for the States and Union Territory Administrations to take action for simplification of their forms as per the need and requirement. As a part of `Minimum Government & Maximum governance’ various initiatives are being undertaken in the Central Government for reforms, which includes simplification of procedures and forms. Accordingly, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has on 15.02.2016 requested all Ministries/Departments to undertake an exercise to review forms concerning citizens’ services and explore the possibility making them one page. Further, administrative reforms, inter-alia, concerning simplification of procedures and forms are a continuous exercise and depend on the requirements of the day.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri V. Panneerselvam, Shri B. Vinod Kumar, Shri Prem Singh Chandumajra, Shri PR Senthil Nathan and Shrimati V. Sathya Bama in the Lok Sabha today.

Monitoring of Grievances

The total number of grievances received on the online Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System(CPGRAMS) in respect of Central Government Ministries/ Departments during the last four years are as under:-

Year No. of Grievances received
2012 176126
2013 209637
2014 270255
2015 881132

The increase is due to a number of citizen friendly measures taken by the Government particularly integration of Prime Minister Office Public Grievances Redress Mechanism with CPGRAMS, launch of a Mobile App through which grievances can be lodged on CPGRAMS through android based Mobile phones, integration of Common Services Centre portal with the CPGRAMS and also higher expectations of the citizens from the Government.

Instructions have been issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances to Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departments to accord top level priority to the redress of grievances by including monitoring of grievance pendency as an agenda item in review meetings in their Ministries/Departments and to make it clear to all concerned dealing with public grievances that unwarranted delays in redressing grievances would be viewed seriously. To enable effective monitoring of grievances at Secretary level, an electronic Dashboard has been created showing the consolidated status of grievances disposed and pending on CPGRAMS for which the user IDs and passwords have been duly provided to all the Secretaries of Central Ministries/Departments. Secretaries of all the Departments having substantial public dealing have been advised to personally examine at least 10 grievances every week and upload the report on e samiksha portal of Cabinet Secretariat.

Some of the other important steps taken by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances for expeditions and effective disposal of public grievances include : a Grievance Analysis Study of the top 20 grievance receiving Ministries/Departments/Organisations for identifying the major grievances , root cause analysis and systemic reforms for reducing the grievances and regular review meetings in the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances for monitoring the pendency of public grievances.

This was stated by Minister of State in the Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions and Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Kunwar Haribansh Singh, Dr. Sunil Baliram Gaikwad, Shri Sudheer Gupta, Shri S.R. Vijayakumar, Dr. J. Jayavardhan, Shri Gajanan Kirtikar, Dr. Kirit P. Solanki, Shri Ashok Shankarrao Chavan and Shri Bidyut Baran Mahato in Lok Sabha today.

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Facilities to Differently Abled at Government Offices

Concessions and Facilities to Differently Abled Employees

Facilities to Differently Abled at Government Offices

The Department of Personnel and Training has informed that as per information submitted on-line by 71 Departments/Ministries, as on 01.01.2013, there were 9341 number of persons with disabilities who were employed in the Departments/Ministries of the Central Government. State/UT-wise information is not compiled.

As per section 46 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995, the appropriate Governments and the local authorities are required to provide for-

(a) ramps in public buildings;

(b) adaptation of toilets for wheel chair users;

(c) braille symbols and auditory signals in elevators or lifts;

(d) ramps in hospitals, primary health centers and other medical care and rehabilitation institutions.

All the Ministries/Departments have been requested to comply with this provision. The Ministry of Railways provides concessional fare for various classes of persons with disabilities as under:

S.No. Category of Persons Percentage of Concession
1 Orthopaedically Handicapped/Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort –for any purpose 75% in 2nd, Sleeper, 1st Class, 3AC, AC chair Car50% in 1AC and 2AC

25% in 3AC & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains

50% in Monthly Season Ticket & Quarterly Season Ticket

One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

2 Mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort- for any purpose.
3 Blind persons travelling alone or with an escort- for any purpose
4 Deaf & Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with an escort- for any purpose. 50% in 2nd , Sleeper and 1st Class50% in Monthly Season Ticket & Quarterly Season Ticket One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.

 

Similarly, State Governments have their own schemes for providing concessional fare for persons with disabilities while traveling by the buses owned by State transport undertakings.

 

As per Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995, every appropriate Government are required to appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three per cent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent each is reserved for persons suffering from blindness or low vision; (ii) hearing impairment; (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

 

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Physically challenged candidate gets one-hour extra time for competitive exams

Physically challenged candidate gets one-hour extra time for competitive exams

Chennai, June 4 (PTI) The Madras High Court Thursday directed Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) to grant an extra time of one hour to physically challenged persons appearing for the Group I written examination to be held from from June 5 to 7.

Justice D Hariparanthaman passed the order on a petition by R Ramesh, a physically challenged person, seeking extra time for the examination to be held over three days.

Earlier, TNPSC counsel Niraimathi submitted that an extra time of 30 minutes was granted to the physically challenged persons.

The Judge, however, directed the Commission to provide one hour extra time in the light of a September 29, 1993 Government Order issued by Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Department which provided for extra time of 50 per cent not exceeding one hour.

“When the GO provides extra time of 50 per cent not exceeding one hour to physically handicapped persons, TNPSC is not expected to say that only 30 minutes extra time would be granted,” the Judge held.

The petitioner, who holds an M SC degree and belongs to Scheduled Caste, had cleared Group I preliminary exam conducted by TNPSC in 2013 and he was affected by left hemiparesis, he would not be able to complete the written test in three hours.

He had sent a representation to TNPSC on April 10 seeking additional time for the examination but no order was passed by it either accepting or rejecting his request. Hence, he filed the present petition.
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Constitution of a Committee to monitor the progress in filling up of vacancies of persons with disabilities

Government of India Constituted a Committee to monitor the progress in filling up of vacancies of persons with disabilities. DoPT Order reproduced below:

Immediate/Court Matter

No.36012/39/2014-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
22nd May 2015

ORDER

 

Subject: Constitution of a Committee to monitor the progress in filling up of vacancies of persons with disabilities

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its interim Order dated 24.3.2015 and 28.4.2015 in Contempt Petition No.49912014 in Civil Appeal No. 9096/2013 filed by the National Federation of Blind Vs Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training had directed that immediate steps be taken by the Government to expedite the process of filling up of vacancies already identified for persons with disabilities.

2. The Government has now decided to constitute an inter-ministerial Committee with the following composition, to monitor the progress in filling up of vacancies of persons with disabilities reported to the Hon’ble Supreme Court

(i) Additional Secretary (S&V), Department of Personnel and Training Chairman
(ii)  Joint secretary. Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Member
(iii) Deputy Chief Commissioner, Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Member
(iv) Representative of Ministry of Railways at Joint Secretary level Member
(v) Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services Member
(vi) Joint Secretary .Department of Defence Member
(vii) Joint Secretary , Department of Defence Production Member
(viii) Joint Secretary . Department of Public Enterprises Member
(ix) Additional Secretary, UPSC Member
(x) Member, SSC Member
(xi) Joint Secretary (AT&A), Department of Personnel and Training dealing with reservation for Persons with Disabilities Member Secretary

The Chairman shall have power to co-opt or exclude the representative from any Ministry/ Department/ Organisation.

3. The Terms of Reference of the Committee would be as under:

(a) the Committee shall meet at least once in a month;

(b) the committee would monitor the progress in filling up of vacancies of persons with disabilities reported to the Hon’ble Supreme Court, to ensure that appropriate action is taken for filling up such vacancies in the scheduled time frame.

The secretarial services to the Committee would be provided by the Department of Personnel and Training.

 

(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Download DOPT order No.36012/39/2014-Estt.(Res.) dated 22.05.2015

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Central government has decided not to accept voluntary retirement (VRS)

Do not accept VRS of disabled employees: Government

 

New Delhi: Central government has decided not to accept voluntary retirement (VRS) notice of its disabled employees in reference to Supreme Court order in the case Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board.

The Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act, 1995, states that no establishment shall dispense with the services of a disabled employee.

“It has been decided that whenever a government servant seeks voluntary retirement citing medical grounds or due to disability, administrative authorities shall advise him or her about the option of continuing in service with the same pay scale and service benefits,” said Office Memorandum F.No.25012/1/2015-Estt (A-IV) dated May 19 issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

“If however, despite being so advised, such government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed,” it added.

The DoPT said in this order that no establishment shall dispense with or reduce in rank an employee who acquires a disability during service.

“No promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the grounds of disability,” Office Memorandum says.

“It has been noticed that in many instances, persons suffering from physical or mental disability seek voluntary retirement owing to inability to attend to duty and not being aware of the protection afforded to them by the PWD Act” the Office Memorandum added.

According to the Office Memorandum, all the ministries, departments, subordinate offices, central public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies are requested to inform disabled employees about the protection available to them under the PWD Act and must be encouraged them to continue work instead of taking VRS.
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Reservation of Women personnel Central Para Military Forces, Force-wise strength

Reservation of Women personnel Central Para Military Forces, Force-wise strength
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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
13-May-2015 16:45 IST

Reserving 33 Percent Posts for Women in CPMFs

There is no proposal to increase the percentage of women personnel in CAPF upto 33 percent. However, in compliance of recommendations given by Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women in its sixth report, directions have been issued to all CAPFs to bring percentage of women in the forces to 5%. The force-wise details of women personnel at present are as under:-

Force/ Orgz’n Posted Strength Female %age of Women w.r.t. posted strength
CRPF 286892 6120 2.13%
CISF 126636 6203 4.89%
SSB 79049 1186 1.50%
BSF 248882 3534 1.42%
ITBP 80864 1570 1.75%
AR 65609 485 0.74%
Total 887932 19098 2.15%
To enhance the strength of women in CAPFs, Government is taking continuous steps. Some of these steps are as follows:-
  • In the ongoing recruitment of Constables/General Duty, out of total vacancies of 62390, 8533 (about 14%) are earmarked for women.
  • Government has approved recruitment of 2772 Mahila personnel (21 Companies) during the year 2014-15 to 2017-18 in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
  • Government has approved raising of 02 Mahila (women) Battalions in place of 02 General Duty Battalions in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to be raised in the year 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Women personnel of General Duty cadre are deployed for performing combat duties like:-
(i) Gate management, Checking and Frisking
(ii) Patrolling duties
(iii) Interrogation and escorting of female apprehendees.
(iv) Law & Order duties
(v) Static guard duties at some of vital installations and also deployed during Shri Amarnathji Yatra
(vi) Also deployed in Maoist affected states for anti-Naxal operations
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Anil Desai in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Government to consider Institute for impaired hearing: Dr Jitendra

Government to consider Institute for impaired hearing: Dr Jitendra

The Union 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 has said here today that the Government will sympathetically consider setting up “Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre” as an independent body for the benefit of those suffering from impaired hearing. He was talking to a delegation of “National Association of the Deaf” (NAD) led by its Secretary, Shri A.S. Narayanan, who requested for withdrawal of the order placing the proposed Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre under “Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped” (AYJNIHH). They demanded that the proposed autonomous institute for sign language research and training should, instead of being placed under another institute, be managed by concerned experts dealing with hearing impairment as well as by representatives of the Association of the deaf.

Dr. Jitendra Singh gave the deputation a patient hearing and said, the number of persons suffering from hearing impairment in India has gone up in recent years and even though the official census placed their number at 5 million, some of the other surveys have placed their number at much higher figure. In this background, he said, special consideration has to be given to the peculiar requirements of this section of society, so that their talent and aptitudes can be put to the best use and their potential can be exploited in the best possible manner.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said, he has understood the contention expressed by the representatives of NAD that “Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped” deals more with therapeutic management like cochlear implant, etc., to restore hearing and may not be actually imparting the non-pharmaceutical training like sign language, etc. He would, therefore, take up the issue and try to find a way out, he said.

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Government order on promotion in jobs to SC-ST employees set aside

Government order on promotion in jobs to SC-ST employees set aside

Patna: The Patna High Court today set aside a government order relating to promotion of employees belonging to Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes in government jobs.

Justice V Nath pronounced the judgement on the writ petition of one Sushil Kuar Singh.

Justice Nath quashed the order of 2014 after finding that it was not in conformity with a Supreme Court judgement in M Nagaraj case in 2006.

The 2006 order of the apex court had defined condition for providing reservation in promotion in government jobs on caste line.

The government order of December 21, 2014 had stated reservation with consequential seniority in promotion to SC & ST employees.
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