Reservation of Group D posts for Youths in Central Government Organisation

Reservation of Group D posts for Youths in Central Government Organisation

There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to reserve the ‘D’ category posts of Central Government organizations in different States for the respective State’s unemployed youths. The quantum of reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts of Central Government services in various States/UTs has been fixed vide OM No.36017/1/ 2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 5/7/2005 in proportion to their population. Further, SC/ST/OBC candidates not belonging to the concerned locality / region /State/ Zone/ Circle shall also be eligible to get the benefit of reservation.

As per Public Enterprises Survey 2013-14 laid on the table of both Houses of Parliament on 26.02.2015, the number of Other Backward Class employees in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) was 2,06,083 out of total employees of 13,49,493, details of which are given as below:-

Group Total No. of Employees Representation of OBC in Central Public Sector Enterprises  
1 2 3 4
OBCS No. %
Managerial/Executives 270539 34598 12.79
Supervisors 130345 17555 13.47
Workman/Clerical 673164 113806 16.91
Semi-Skilled/  Unskilled 275445 40124 14.57
Total 1349493 206083 15.27

Government constituted a Committee in July, 2013 headed by Secretary, M/o Social Justice & Empowerment to make an in-depth analysis of the reasons for backlog of filling up of reserved vacancies and suggest measures to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates. The Committee in its report made the following major recommendations:-

(i) measures for upgrading the employment potential of SC, ST and OBC candidates in all groups;

(ii) to constitute expert committees comprising in –house officers to study the root cause of the problem and to initiate measures to remove such factors;

(iii) to improve pre-employment training or on-the-job preparatory training; and

(iv) schemes for educational empowerment, up-gradation of skills, vocational training etc.

Subsequent to the receipt of the recommendations of the Committee, the matter was examined by this Department and time bound action plan has been finalized and intimated to all concerned Ministries/ Departments on 20/11/2014 for implementation.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ramen Deka and Shri Dileep Singh Bhuria in the Lok Sabha today.

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