Instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services under the Government of India are contained in various OMs issued from time to time by Ministry of Home Affairs and DOPT.
However, certain orders which are not in operation at present are still followed by appointing authorities. Hence Government has decided to issue consolidated instructions on reservation for the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes in supersession of all the existing instructions on the subject.
However, before issuing the proposed OM, it has been decided to put it in public domain and invite comments on it.
The comments on the proposed OM were initially permitted to be received till 12.07.2010. Now, the it has been informed by the DOPT that comments on the proposed OM could be sent to DOPT on or before 25.08.2010.