Vacancies in OBC category

Vacancies in OBC category 

A statement showing the status of details of backlog OBC vacancies, vacancies filled up and yet to be filled in 10 major Departments/Ministries is as follows:


Other Backward Classes

Vacancies Filled up Yet to be filled
Posts 718 234 484
Defence Production 164 149 15
Financial Services 14455 13030 1425
Atomic Energy 1444 802 642
Defence 2707 1439 1268
Railways 2204 2194 10
Revenue 5064 2076 2988
Urban Development 692 95 597
Human Resources Development 1557 571 986
Home Affairs 11557 6437 5120
Total 40562 27027 13535

Based on the recommendations of a Committee headed by the then Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Personnel and Training issued instructions in November/December, 2014 to all Ministries/Departments to constitute 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.

As per information updated as on 31.12.2016, 10 Ministries/Departments having majority of the employees in Central Government including their Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions, Central Public Sector Undertakings etc., reported 40,562 backlog vacancies for Other Backward Classes.  Out of these, 27,027 vacancies have been filled up during the period 01.04.2012 to 31.12.2016 and 13,535 vacancies of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) remained unfilled.

Seven meetings have already been held with these 10 Ministries/Departments who have been requested to take expeditious action for filling up the remaining backlog vacancies.

This was stated by 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 in a written reply to a question by Shri N.Gokulakrishnan  in the Rajya Sabha today.


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