Implementation of reservation policy for Ex servicemen: There is no vigilance committee to monitor the reservation policy of ex-servicemen.



ANSWERED ON-08.05.2013

Implementation of reservation policy for Ex servicemen


(a) whether the reservation policy of ex-servicemen being monitored and effectively executed as per the Ex-Servicemen (Re-Employment in the Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules 1979, that give 10 per cent reservation for all the posts under Central Government group C and D jobs;
(b) whether there is any vigilance committee comprising an army officer, Government officer and judiciary officer for the same;
(c) if not, the steps being taken for the effective implementation and optimum use of the reservation policy;
(d) whether the ex-servicemen, besides being employed as security personnel, can also be hired in other private sectors as well; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?



(a) In Central government, 10% and 20% of the available vacancies in Group C & D posts respectively have been reserved for the willing and eligible Ex-servicemen. 10% vacancies are reserved in all the posts upto the level of Assistant Commandant in all para-military forces. Further, suitable age relaxation is available for the Ex-servicemen in services or posts filled by direct recruitment. However, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare has no mandate to monitor the job reservations for Ex-servicemen. Implementation of reservations for the Ex-servicemen is the responsibility of the organizations and departments of the Government of India.
(b) & (c): There is no vigilance committee to monitor the reservation policy of ex-servicemen. The reservation policy for Ex-servicemen is implemented by the concerned Government / Departments. It is the responsibility of concerned organization to fill the vacant posts. However the government endeavours to explore every possible avenue for increasing employment opportunities for the Ex-servicemen through various initiatives including training and awareness programmes.
(d) & (e): Yes Sir, there is no restriction on hiring ESM by the private sector in any area or trade based on their requirement.


Source: Rajyasabha.nic.in qref=192731

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  • Pramod Kumar Mishra 11 years ago

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