Reservation for SC/ST Categories – Lok Sabha Q&A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3202
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14th MARCH, 2018
RESERVATION FOR SC/ST CATEGORIES
3202. SHRI RATTAN LAL KATARIA:
PROF. CHINTAMANI MALVIYA:
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:
(a) the total strength of executive and non-executive employees in the Department of Telecommunication (DoT);
(b) the details of SC and ST employees in the DoT;
(c) whether the DoPT guidelines pertaining to the reservation for SC/ST employees are implemented in the DoT and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether there exist a huge backlog in the vacancies for SC/ST categories and if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government to fill up the said vacancies in the Department; and
(e) whether promotion in reservation is given to SC/ST employees in DoT and if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)
(a) & (b) The total strength of employees as categorized and details of SC and ST employees in the Department of Telecommunications is as follows:
S. No. Category Total SC ST
1 Group A 2126 371 127
2 Group B 577 84 21
3 Group C & D 1017 181 51
(c) Yes, Madam. Department of Personnel and Training’s guidelines for providing the reservation to the extent of 15% for SCs and 7.5% for STs are followed in the Department.
(d) There may be minor backlogs in the vacancies from time to time. Action to fill up vacancies is taken in accordance with DoPT’s guidelines in due course.
(e) Yes, Madam. Reservation is given to SC/ST employees in promotion as per the instructions issued by DoP&T from time to time.
Source : Lok Sabha