Inclusion of SC/ST category and Minority community members in the Selection Boards / Committees
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
No. 39016/7(S)/2006-Estt.(B) New Delhi, the 4th June 2010
Subject: Inclusion of SC/ST category and Minority community members in the Selection Boards / Committees.
The undersigned is directed to draw attention of the Ministries / Departments to this Department's O.M. of even number dated 8.1.1007 which was issued in pursuance of the Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme for welfare of Minorities. Para 3 (i) and (ii) of the aforesaid O.M. provided as follows:-
(i) The composition of Selection Committees should be representative. It shoultl be mdatory to have one member belonging to SC/ST and one member belonging to mininority commnunity in Selection Boards/Committees for making recruitment to I0 or more vacancies.
(ii) Where the number of vacancies against which selection is to be made is less than 10, efforts should he made to have the Scheduled Caste/Tribes officer and a Minority commnunity officer included in such Committees / Boards.
2. A doubt has been expressed regarding the applicability of above instructions in respect of Group A and B posts. It is re-iterated that the above instructions are applicable to Selection Committees / Boards for making recruitment to Group A and B posts also. Accordingly, all concerned authorities are requested to comply with the above guidelines while making recruitment to any category of posts.