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Stoppage of Direct Recruitment in Group-D Posts in Central Govt. Offices: Agenda Item 47th NC(JCM) Meeting

Stoppage of Direct Recruitment in Group-D Posts in Central Govt. Offices: Agenda Item 47th NC(JCM) Meeting [Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeti

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[Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019 issued by DoPT vide OM No. 3/1/2019-JCA dated 13.06.2019]

6.4 DoPT

6.4.2. Item No. 1/19/NC-47 -Stoppage of Direct Recruitment in Group-D Posts in Central Govt. Offices.

Staff Side stated that the 6th CPC”s recommended stoppage of direct recruitment in Group-D posts. Duties of Group-D staff (Peons, Daftries etc.) mainly constitute storing and retrieving of files / records / documents, etc. Stoppage of direct recruitment in Group-D posts will shut the door to Govt. employment for lakhs of unemployed youth including those from families of SC/ST/OBC, who are less privileged and live Below Poverty Line and could not continue their studies beyond class- VIII standard due to poverty and other socio economic circumstances. The 6th CPC has argued for outsourcing of work and for contract labour which will lead to exploitation.

Reply of the Official Side:
Since all erstwhile Group D have been converted into Group -C and as such Group-D posts do not exist anymore in Central Govt. Hence, the matter may be closed.
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