OBC Reservation in Direct Recruitment of Group C and D Posts of Government of India: Lok Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. +1537
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.12.2021
+1537. SHRI GANESH SINGH:
Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is correct that in the direct recruitment of Group ‘C‘ and Group ‘D‘ post of the Government of India, on which local or regional candidates are generally interested for appointment, the 27 per cent reservation prescribed for Other Backward Classes has been amended;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether direct recruitment of Group ‘C* and Group ‘D‘ post of Government of India is done on local or regional basis instead of all India level and there is a provision to invite applications from local candidates only, if so, the details thereof; and
(d) the time when the amendment was made in the 27 per cent reservation prescribed for OBCs for direct recruitment of Group ‘C‘ and Group ‘D*‘ posts of the Government of India and State-wise reduction made in the percentage of OBC reservation from 1993 to 2021?
MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SUSHRI PRATIMA BHOUMIK)
(a) to (d): As per information given by the Department of Personnel and Training, the quantum of reservation for OBCs in respective States/UTs, in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts, normally attracting candidates from a locality or a region, was initially fixed in 1993, vide – O.M. No. 36012/22/1993-Estt(SCT) dated 29.12.1993, subject to a ceiling of 27%, while also ensuring that the total reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs did not exceed the limit of 50% in any case.
This quantum of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs was revised vie OM No. 36017/1/2014-Estt.(Res.), dated 5.7.2005, keeping in view the figures of the 2001 Census. Copies of the aforesaid O.M.s, dated 29.12.1993 and 5.7.2005, are at Annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively.
Source: Lok Sabha