Reservations for SC/ST in Ordnance Factory Board
The provisions for giving reservation in employment and promotion to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes employees in Ordnance Factory Board are applied to all posts Gazetted/Non-Gazetted/Non-industrial Employees/Industrial Employees, as per instructions/rules of Department of Personnel and Training. For Group `A` officers the reservation is applied only up to lowest rung in only.
Vacancies arising on year to year basis are filled up. Sometime due to non-availability of a few candidates some SC/ST backlog vacancies remain unfilled for sometime. This is regularly reviewed by Ordnance Factory Board/Ministry of Defence.
This information was given by Ministry of State for Defence Shri MM PallamRaju in a written reply to Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste in Rajya Sabha today.