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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
16-March-2011 16:55 IST
SC, ST and OBC in Higher Posts of Officers
LOK SABHA

 

 The number of officers presently working as Secretary, Additional  Secretary, Joint Secretary and Director level posts, in the Government of India and the number of SC and ST officers on these posts and their percentage, as  on 14.3.2011, as per the information available, is given below:

 

Secy

Addl. Secy

Joint Secy

Director

Total No. of officers

149

108

477

590

No. of SCs

-

2

31

17

% age of SCs

-

1.85

6.49

2.88

No. of STs

4

2

15

7

% age of STs

2.68

1.85

3.14

1.18

 

As regards the number of OBC officers, it is stated that data regarding OBC status of the officers was not being obtained at the time of appointment of officers prior to 1994 and is therefore not available.

  The posts of Secretary, Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary in the Ministries/Departments of Government of India are deputation posts with the exception of posts in the Ministry of External Affairs and are filled under the Central Staffing Scheme.  The officers from various cadres empanelled to hold such posts and who opt for deputation are appointed under Central Staffing Scheme.  The posts of Director (excluding the posts which are in the cadre of Central Secretariat Service) are filled under Central Staffing Scheme.  There is no provision for reservation for SCs/STs/OBCs in these posts.  As officers, on the above posts, are appointed on deputation basis from various cadres, the percentage of SC/ST officers on these posts need not be same as in their respective cadres.  However, at the time of empanelment, every effort is made to empanel officers belonging to SCs/STs categories, if necessary, by adopting liberal benchmarks as compared to officers from General category.

 

 This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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