Government sought report on backlog reserved vacancies by Monday
The Government has asked all the Ministries and Departments to submit the final report on filling up of the backlog reserved vacancies through Special Recruitment Drive by 21st of this month. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V.Narayanasamy said that the final status from various Ministries and Departments is being received in this regard. He was replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha today that whether DoPT has asked to submit a status report on 60,000-odd reserved vacancies in Government jobs, including for the OBCs have been filled.
The Minister said that the Special Recruitment Drive, 2008 was reviewed and the Government had re-launched the Drive on 26.07.2012 and all the Central Ministries/Departments were requested to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies by 31st March, 2012. Shri Narayanasamy said, some reserved vacancies remain vacant for reasons like non-availability of suitable candidates, gap between arising of a vacancy and its filling up etc and therefore it may not be possible to fix any time line for filling up of all reserved vacancies. He, however added that all efforts are being made to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies and instructions already exist that if sufficient numbers of SC/ST/OBC candidates do not become available to fill up vacancies reserved for them in the first attempt of recruitment, a second attempt should be made for recruiting suitable candidates belonging to the category concerned in the same recruitment year, as early as possible, before the next recruitment. The Minister also informed that Special Recruitment Drives are launched from time to time for filling up of the backlog vacancies.