Filling up of backlog vacancies in Central Government Departments
The complaints/references relating to non-filling up backlog reserved vacancies in various Departments of the Government, as and when received, are forwarded to the concerned Department for appropriate action. The respective Departments/Ministries are required to take action for filling up of backlog vacancies identified from time to time.
As per information received from Ministries/Departments, 48,034 backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes were filled up during the Special Recruitment Drive concluded on 31.3.2012. After the conclusion of the Drive, 19,676 backlog reserved vacancies were filled up.
The Government constituted a Committee in July, 2013 under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to make an in depth analysis of the reasons for backlog of filling up of reserved vacancies and suggest measures to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates. The Committee submitted its report and based on the recommendations of the Committee, deliverables to constitute in-house expert committee to identify backlog reserved vacancies, study the reasons for non-filling up of backlog reserved vacancies, review of educational qualifications and to conduct Special Recruitment Drive were communicated to the Ministries/ Departments to reduce the backlog vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in posts and services in the Central Government.
Apart from the Special Recruitment Drive to be launched after the identification and review of backlog reserved vacancies as described above, it was also decided that each Ministry/Department should initiate Special Recruitment Drive from the very beginning of the constitution of the Committee till the launch of the Drive from October, 2015 in respect of the backlog reserved vacancies in the Secretariat, attached/subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, etc. as a concerted and continuous effort to reduce the gap of backlog reserved vacancies.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Shivkumar Udasi in the Lok Sabha today.