Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Representation of SC/ST in Central Government Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ Service
The representation of SC/ST has not declined in the previous years. The representation of SC and ST in posts and services of the Central Government as on 1.1.2009 in Group C was 16.4% and 7.2%, respectively, whereas as on 1.1.2011, the representation of SC and ST in Group C is 16.4% and 7.7%, respectively. Similarly, in erstwhile Group D as on 1.1.2009, the representation of SC and ST was 21.6% and 6.7%, respectively, which as on 1.1.2011 has gone upto 23% and 6.8%, respectively. Instructions exist that reservation is applicable to all temporary appointments made for 45 days or more, having all the ingredients of direct recruitment even if the appointment is termed as on “Contract basis”.
This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a question by Shrimati Paramjit Kaur Gulshan in Lok Sabha.