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Press Information Bureau <br />Government of India<br />Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances &amp; Pensions<br /><span style='float:right;font-size:80%;font-weight:lighter'>13 FEB 2019 4:39PM by PIB Delhi</span>
Reservation Policy

As per extant instructions, reservation is provided to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 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 SCs, 7.5% for STs and 25.84% for OBCs.

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

With the enactment of ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016’, reservation is also provided to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities against the posts and services of the Central Government at 4% of the total number of vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment in the cadre strength in each group of posts i.e. Group A, B and C.

As per Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time, 10% of the vacancies in the posts upto of the level of the Assistant Commandant in all para-military forces; (ii) 10% of the vacancies in Group C posts; and (iii) 20% of the vacancies in Group D posts, to be filled by direct recruitment shall be reserved for ex-servicemen.

 The persons belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 10% reservation in direct recruitment in civil posts and services in the Government of India.

As per available data, total number of employees appointed through direct recruitment, which may also include candidates selected on own merit, in the grade of Safai Karamcharis belonging to SCs, STs and OBCs in Central Government Ministries/Departments including their attached/subordinate offices as on 01.01.2014, 01.01.2015 and 01.01.2016 is given below:-

As on

Total

SC

ST

OBC

Others

01.01.2014

2044

484

173

710

677

01.01.2015

4959

899

358

1545

2157

01.01.2016

2452

590

153

721

988

 

 

 

 

 

 

As per available data, total number together with representation of SCs, STs and OBCs in the grade of Safai Karamcharis as on 01.01.2014, 01.01.2015 and 01.01.2016 is given below:-

 

As on

Total

SC

ST

OBC

Others

01.01.2014

56584

22343

3996

6460

23785

01.01.2015

47812

20612

2883

5859

18458

01.01.2016

48951

22108

3379

7076

16388

 

Above data is consolidated in respect of Central Government Ministries/Departments and their attached and subordinate offices spread all over the country. This data is not maintained State-wise.

 

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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