Instructions relating to reservation in temporary appointments

Reiteration of instructions relating to reservation in temporary appointments

No.41034/4/2022-Estt.(Res-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
ESTT.(Estt. Reservation-I)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 21 November, 2022

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Reiteration of instructions relating to reservation in temporary appointments – regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that vide OM No. 27/4/67(II)-Estt.(SCT) dated 24.09.1968, reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has been provided in all temporary appointments, except the appointments which are to last for less than 45 days. Vide OM No. 36036/3/2018-Estt (Res.) dated 15.5.2018, it has been reiterated that in respect of appointments to Central Government posts and services, there shall be reservation for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ Other Backward Class candidates in temporary appointments which are to last for 45 days or more.

  1. The Parliamentary Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has, however, observed that the instructions contained in the aforesaid OMs are not followed in letter and spirit and has directed that these instructions may be recirculated to all Government Departments.
  2. In view of the above, all the Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that reservation for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes shall be made in all temporary appointments which are to last for 45 days or more. These instructions should be conveyed to all concerned for strict compliance.

(Sign of Authority)

Abhay Kumar
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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