DoPT has directed all the Govt departments to include NSC/ST category and Minority community members in the Selection Boards / Committees vide its OM No. 39016/7(S)/2006-Estt.(B) dated 4th June 2010
Inclusion of SC/ST category and Minority community members
The undersigned is directed to draw attention of the Ministries / Departments to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 8.1.1007 which was issued in pursuance of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for welfare of Minorities. Para 3 (i) and (ii) of the aforesaid O.M. provided as follows:-
(i) The composition of Selection Committees should be representative. It should be mandatory to have one member belonging to SC/ST and one member belonging to minority community in Selection Boards/Committees for making recruitment to I0 or more vacancies.
(ii)Where the number of vacancies against which selection is to be made is less than 10, efforts should he made to have the Scheduled Caste/Tribes officer and a Minority community officer included in such Committees / Boards.
Selection Committees / Boards
2.A doubt has been expressed regarding the applicability of above instructions in respect of Group A and B posts. It is re-iterated that the above instructions are applicable to Selection Committees / Boards for making recruitment to Group A and B posts also. Accordingly, all concerned authorities are requested to comply with the above guidelines while making recruitment to any category of posts