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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
04 FEB 2021 1:12PM by PIB Delhi
Backlog Vacancies of OBC Candidates

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) monitors the progress in filling up of backlog reserved vacancies for the Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs), which includes data in respect of Ministries/Departments, their Public Sector Banks/ Financial Institutions, Central Public Sector Undertakings. 

 DoPT has issued instructions to all Ministries/ Departments 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.  Representation of OBCs has shown an increasing trend since it started in September, 1993. As per available information, representation of OBCs, as on 01.01.2012, was 16.55%, which has increased to 20.46% as on 01.01.2019, as per data received, as on date, from 53 Ministries/Departments.

This was stated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.