Filling up of backlog reserved vacancies – Lok Sabha QA

Ministry/Department-wise and category-wise details of backlog reserved vacancies, appointment made on reserved posts and steps taken by govt to fill reserved vacancies – Lok Sabha QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2725

ANSWERED ON: 10.03.2021

Vacant Posts

Ganesh Singh
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) the reserved/unreserved vacancy-wise, caste-wise and post-wise details of various Ministries, departments, Government Undertakings, Central Universities, IIT, IIM, NIT, AIIMS, Central agricultural institutions and Central Medical Institutions under Central Government from 8.9.1993 to 31.12.2021 along with the category-wise details of sanctioned posts, vacancies filled, vacant posts, shortfall and backlog;

(b) whether any review meeting was held to ensure time bound recruitment and to ascertain the reasons of shortfall and backlog posts of OBC at Central level and the details of monitoring mechanism developed to ensure recruitment in prescribed time limit and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether any action is taken against such officers who did not fulfill the backlog posts within the prescribed time-limit and if not, the rule under which an action cannot be taken; and

(d) the time by when backlog posts of reserved category is likely to be filled?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) & (b): Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) monitors, w.e.f. 31.12.2016, as on 1st January of each year, the progress in filling up of backlog reserved vacancies for SCs, STs & OBCs with ten Ministries/Departments, having more than 90% of the employees of Central Government. These Ministries/Departments collect these data from their attached/subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Undertakings, Financial Institutions, Nationalized Banks, etc and, thereafter, furnish consolidated data to DoPT. Ministry/Department-wise and category-wise details of backlog reserved vacancies, as on 01.01.2017, 01.01.2018, 01.01.2019 & 01.01.2020, are at Annexure-I. Institute specific data, caste-wise and post-wise, is not centrally maintained by DoPT.

DoPT also collects online data on representation and appointment (direct recruitment/ promotion) of SCs, STs and OBCs, w.e.f. 01.01.2012, in the posts and services of the Central Government. Details on representation and appointment (direct recruitment/promotion) of SCs, STs and OBCs as provided by the Ministries/Departments including their attached and subordinate offices w.e.f. 01.01.2012 to 01.01.2020, are at Annexure-II.

The Government had constituted a Committee to make in-depth analysis of the reasons for non-filling up of reserved vacancies/ less employability of Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Government Sector and to suggest remedial measures.

In view of recommendations of the Committee, DoPT issued instructions to all Ministries/Departments of the Central Government to constitute an In-House Committee for identification of backlog reserved vacancies, to study the root cause of such vacancies, to initiate measures to remove the factors causing such vacancies and to fill them up through Special Recruitment Drives.

(c): Each Ministry/Department of the Central Government is required to designate an officer at least of the rank of Deputy Secretary, as Liaison Officer, to ensure due compliance of the orders and instructions pertaining to reservation admissible to SCs, STs and OBCs. Further, each Ministry/Department is required to set up a Special Reservation Cell under the direct control of the Liaison Officer to assist her/him in discharge of duties.

(d): Filling of vacancies along with backlog reserved vacancies is a continuous process.

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Source: Lok Sabha

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