The Government had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of the then Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment to make an analysis of the reasons for non-filling up of reserved vacancies and to suggest remedial measures. Based on the recommendations of this Committee, Department of Personnel and Training issued instructions in November/December, 2014 to all Ministries / Departments to constitute in-house Committee to identify backlog reserved vacancies, study of the root cause of backlog reserved vacancies, initiation of measures to remove such factors and to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies.
Various Ministries/Departments have constituted in-house committee and initiated action for filling up of reserved vacancies.
Department of Personnel and Training monitors the progress in filling up of reserved category vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes with 10 Ministries/Departments having majority of the employees in Central Government. Six meetings were held in this regard.
The total number of backlog reserved category vacancies is 28,713 in respect of those 10 Ministries/Departments.
As per information provided by those 10 Ministries/Departments, 20,975 vacancies for Scheduled Castes, 15,874 vacancies for Scheduled Tribes and 27,027 vacancies for Other Backward Classes have been filled up during the period 01.04.2012 to 31.12.2016.
These 10 Ministries/Departments have been requested to take expeditious action with regard to the unfilled reserved backlog vacancies.
This was stated by the 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 in a written reply to a question by Shrimati Neelam Sonker and Shri Dushyant Chautala in the Lok Sabha today.