Reservation for the persons with disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts

| January 10, 2015

Reservation for the persons with disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts

No. 36035/4/2013-Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 6th January, 2015/

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment in Para 15(i) of OM dated 29.12.2005

Department of Personnel and Training vide OM No 36035/3/2004-Estt.(Res) dated 29.12.2005 had issued consolidated instructions with regard to reservation for persons with disabilities in posts and services of the Government of India, superseding all previous instructions issued on this subject.

2 In accordance with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Judgment dated 08.10.2013, in the matter of Civil Appeal No. 9096 of 2013 (arising out of SLP (Civil) No. 7541 of 2009) titled Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of the Blind & Ors., para 14 of the said OM dated 29.12.2005 was amended to the following extent:-

“Reservation for the persons with disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in all the Group’A’ posts or Group ‘B’ posts respectively, in the cadre.”

3. The National Federation of Blind approached the Hon’ble Delhi High Court through Civil Miscellaneous Appeal No. 230/2014 stating that the Department of Personnel &Training did not implement the directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) No. 15828/2006 and Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 9096/2013. On this appeal, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in its judgment dated 17.07.2014 had directed that further modifications in Para 15 of the OM dated 29.12.2005 has to be carried out so that the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to compute 3% of reservation on total number of vacancies in the cadre strength can be implemented in accordance with these directions, Para 15(i) of the said OM dated 29.12.2005 is amended to the following extent:-

“Reservation for persons with disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in all the Group ‘A’ posts or Group ‘B’ posts respectively, in the cadre. Separate rosters for Group ‘A’ posts and Group ‘B’ posts in the establishment shall be maintained.”

4 All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above instructions to the notice of all appointing authorities under their control.

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(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Category: DOPT, DOPT Circulars 2014, DOPT Orders 2014

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