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Reservation Policy

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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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