Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, dated the 3rd November, 2004.
Subject: Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the backlog vacancies for SCs and STs-Clarification regarding clearance from the Screening Committee and ban on filling up of vacancies.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 36038/1/2004-Estt(Res) dated 5.8.2004 on the above noted subject and to say that some Ministries / Departments have sought a clarification whether it would be necessary to get the clearance of the Screening Committee before filling up the backlog reserved vacancies in accordance with instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No. 2/8/2001-PIC dated 16th May, 2001. It is clarified that:
(i) The O.M. dated 16th May, 2001 stipulates that clearance of the Screening Committee is necessary before filling up the direct recruitment vacancies for the year 2001-02 and subsequent years. These instructions do not apply to the vacancies of the period prior to 2001-02 and therefore clearance of the Screening Committee was not needed for filling up such vacancies. Clearance is also not required to fill up the backlog vacancies of that period.
(ii) Backlog reserved vacancies of SCs/STs for the year 2001-2002 onwards are such vacancies which were cleared by the Screening Committee before these were initially advertised / notified. Since the clearance of the Screening Committee for filling up of such backlog reserved vacancies has already been taken, clearance of the Screening Committee is not required again.
2. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 7(7)-E(Coord)/93 dated 3.5.1993 provides that if a post is held in abeyance or remains unfilled for a period of one year, it would be deemed to be abolished. These instructions, as clarified vide Department of Expenditure’s O.M. NO. 7/(7)-E(Coord.)/93 dated 6.4.1994, do not apply to the posts reserved for SCs and STs.
3. Hindi version will follow.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India