Guidelines for compliance of provisions of reservation



ANSWERED ON-02.05.2013
Guidelines for compliance of provisions of reservation


(a) whether Government has issued any guidelines for strict compliance of provisions of reservation in the jobs for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Castes;
(b) if so, the details thereof, including the guidelines issued in this regard;
(c) whether benefits of reservation are being given to all targeted communities/ sections uniformly;
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and
(e) the measures taken/being taken by Government for the effective implementation of the provisions of reservation for SCs/STs/ OBCs?


Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. Instructions have been issued vide Department of Personnel and Training’s Office Memorandum No.36011/5/75-Estt.(SCT) dated 3.5.1975, Office Memorandum No.36022/20/76-Estt.(SCT) dated 8.9.1976 and Office Memorandum No.36011/7/80-Estt.(SCT) dated 1.11.1980 to all Ministries/ Departments of the Central Government to strictly observe the reservation policy and other Orders relating to representation of reserved categories. Recently, vide Office Memorandum No.43011/153/2010-Estt.(Res.) dated 4.1.2013, instructions were reiterated for setting up of reservation cells and nomination of Liaison Officers in each Ministry/Department for enforcement of orders of reservation in posts and services of the Central Government.
Instructions provide that cases of negligence or lapses in the matter of following reservation and other orders relating to the reserved categories should be viewed seriously and be brought to the notice of appropriate authorities and suitable action be taken promptly. Procedure prescribed for filling vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are to be strictly observed so that such vacancies are filled by candidates belonging to these communities only.
(c) & (d): Reservation is provided to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in direct recruitment at the rate of 15%, 7.5% and 27%, respectively, in the services of Central Government, which is equally applicable to all communities/ castes included in the respective reserved categories. Similarly, in case of promotion, reservation is applicable at the rate of 15% and 7.5% to the communities/ castes included in the lists of SCs and STs, respectively.
(e): The instructions provide for appointment of Liaison Officers in each Ministry/ Department to ensure effective implementation of the reservation policy for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and for Other Backward Classes. Instructions also provide to set up a Special Cell within the Ministry/ Department to assist the Liaison Officer in discharging of his duties effectively. In addition, Department of Personnel and Training also centrally monitors the recruitment/ representation of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes in the central services.

Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A
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