Government proposes to fill backlog of OBC vacancies

March 12th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The central government proposes to fill a backlog of around 28,671 vacancies reserved for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in a year as a separate group, without subjecting it to the 50 percent reservation limit, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. “A proposal to treat the backlog of reserved vacancies of the OBCs as a separate and distinct group, which would not be subject to the limit of 50 percent on reservation in a year, is under consideration,” said Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Suresh Pachouri.

The minister did not give further details. Milind Deora put up the question in the Lok Sabha based on a report published in a leading English daily Feb 13, 2008.

Under a Supreme Court order, the quota of reserved seats cannot exceed 50 percent of the total. However, the OBC vacancies have not been filled over the years and are to be treated separately, according to the minister.

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