DoPT orders on Reservation for SC/ST | DoPT guidelines for Reservation in Promotion
In the Central Government, reservation policies for promotions are in place to ensure that members of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes are adequately represented in civil posts and services through direct recruitment on an All India basis. The percentages of reservation allotted to these groups are 15%, 7.5%, and 27%, respectively.
The Constitutional Provision for Promotion in Reservation is outlined in Article 16(4), which allows the state to make provisions for the reservation of appointments or posts in favor of any backward class of citizens who are not adequately represented in the services under the State.
Regarding the new promotion rules for Central Government employees, specific tenure requirements must be met for each level. For instance, an employee must serve for at least three years for promotion from Level 1 to Level 2, and eight years from Level 3 to Level 4. For promotion from Level 6 to Level 12, an employee must remain employed for at least 12 years.
Reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and STs in all groups of services (A, B, C, and D) at the rate of 15% and 7.5%, respectively. If promotion is by selection method, reservation is available up to the lowest rung of Group ‘A’ at the same rates.
Reservation Rules for SC/ST/OBC
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has released a comprehensive brochure, titled “Reservation for SC, ST and Other Backward Classes in Services (PART-I)”, which outlines the reservation rules for these categories. The brochure can be accessed by clicking on the provided link. [Click to read more]
Dopt Orders on Reservation 2023
Get all the official orders from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on reservation for the year 2023 in one place.
- Reservation in Appointments in Posts or Service in Central Government Services
- Brochure on Reservation for SC, ST and Other Backward Classes in Services
- Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)
- Reservation for EWS in Direct Recruitment With Model Roster of Reservation
- Transgender – Include in Central Government Recruitment Application Forms – Dopt Order 20.4.2020
Dopt Circulars on Caste Verification
The Dopt Circulars pertain to the verification of claims of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes for the purpose of appointment. The circulars reiterate the guidelines on streamlining the procedure for verifying the claims of such candidates for appointment to posts or services. The focus is on ensuring a smooth and efficient process of verification, which is crucial in maintaining the integrity of appointments. To learn more about these circulars, please click the provided link. [Click to know more]
Reservation in Promotion for SC/ST Government Employees
The recent decision by the Supreme Court regarding the Reservation in Promotion for SC/ST Central Government Employees has been made available for review via a PDF document. This ruling pertains to the reservation of positions within promotions for those who identify as SC/ST in the government sector. [Click to view Supreme Court judgement in PDF]
Brochure on Reservation Rules
The Department of Personnel and Training has issued directives regarding the reservation of positions for individuals belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Additionally, the DoPT has also established guidelines for the reservation of promotion opportunities for these communities. A brochure outlining the rules and regulations pertaining to the reservation of positions for individuals from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes in promotion is available for download in PDF format. PDF Download
2022 DoPT Orders on Reservation
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- Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) – DoPT Orders on 14.10.2022 October 26, 2022
- Reservation in Appointments in Posts or Service in Central Government Services October 26, 2022
2020 DoPT Orders on Reservation
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- Transgender – Include in Central Government Recruitment Application Forms – Dopt Order 20.4.2020 April 20, 2020
- Supreme Court Judgement on Reservation in Promotion for SC ST Government Employees February 10, 2020
- Reservation in Private Sector Jobs February 6, 2020
- Review of Creamy Layer for SC, ST and OBC February 6, 2020
2019 DoPT Orders on Reservation
Get detailed information on the official 2019 DoPT Orders on Reservation with this comprehensive resource.
- Benefits for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) November 29, 2019
- Implementation of Reservation in Public Sector Banks November 20, 2019
- Quota in Reservation for Orthopedically handicapped persons August 20, 2019
- Backlog reserved vacancies for SCs, STs and OBCs with ten Ministries and Departments July 13, 2019
- DoPT Clarification as FAQ on Reservations for Disabled Persons March 28, 2019
- Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre Ordinance, 2019 March 9, 2019
- Revision in the list of Scheduled Tribes of Chhattisgarh February 16, 2019
- Reservation for OBC, SC and ST in Central Universities February 15, 2019
- Inclusion of Castes in OBC Lists February 5, 2019
- Reservation for EWS in Direct Recruitment With Model Roster of Reservation February 2, 2019
- 10% Reservations for EWS in Railway Recruitment January 24, 2019
- 10% Reservation to EWSs in Civil Posts and Services January 22, 2019
2018 DoPT Orders on Reservation
Get updated on the 2018 DoPT Orders regarding Reservation. Find the most recent orders and stay up to date on the latest information.
- Benefit of Reservation – Supreme Court Judgment October 15, 2018
- Important Supreme Court Judgment October 15, 2018
- Promotion and Demotion of SCs and STs August 2, 2018
- Reservation in promotion for Scheduled Tribes July 26, 2018
- Implementation of Reservation in Promotion for Employees July 26, 2018
- Reservation to wards of Army Personnel for admission to Medical Professional Courses June 23, 2018
- Reservation in Promotion case status after Supreme Court interim Order June 17, 2018
- Own Merit in Direct Recruitment of OBC – DoPT Orders dt 4.4.2018 April 12, 2018
- Representation of OBCs in the Central Government Services April 6, 2018
- Reservation for Dalit Christians March 19, 2018
- Enhancement of Reservation for SCs & STs – RS Q&A March 17, 2018
- Implementation of Reservation Policy – UGC March 13, 2018
- Commission for Sub- Categorization of OBCs: DoPT February 27, 2018
- Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – DoPT OM dt.15.1.2018 January 17, 2018
- Direct Recruitment to Group C – Reservation Fixed on the basis of Population January 1, 2018
2017 DoPT Orders on Reservation
Read the 2017 Government of India DoPT orders regarding reservation in services and posts. Get all the details and information related to reservation in services and posts here.
- DoPT is Trying its Best to Clear the Backlog of Promotions December 11, 2017
- Reservation in Promotion – Roster Point based, not Vacancy based – Confederation December 4, 2017
- ISTM Course for Liaison Officers October 31, 2017
- Vacancies in OBC category August 10, 2017
- Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the posts/services Under the Central Government – Suggestions invited June 22, 2017
- Backlog vacancies reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs March 29, 2017
- Implementation of creamy layer criteria March 24, 2017
2016 DoPT Orders on Reservation
Get the 2016 DoPT Orders on Reservation, detailing current reservation rules and regulations for official Government of India departments.
- Important DOPT Order regarding Reservation in Promotion on 2.10.2016 October 2, 2016
- Reservation for Dalit Christians (Article 342) March 16, 2016
- Verification of claims of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment March 15, 2016
- Latest Parliament News published by PIB March 2, 2016
- Amendment in SC/ST Act is need of hour – Gehlot February 17, 2016
- Release of caste based census data January 4, 2016
2015 DoPT Orders on Reservation
Get the latest 2015 Government of India’s Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) orders on reservation. Easily access the orders and download now.
- Verification of claims of candidates belonging to SCs, STs and OBCs for purpose of appointment to posts/services – Dopt orders December 19, 2015
- Reservation in promotion – Minister replied in Rajya Sabha December 18, 2015
- Need reservation for more communities December 10, 2015
- Reservation For Minorities December 10, 2015
- Supreme Court ponders over revoking reservation in higher education October 30, 2015
- List of Authorities empowered to issue caste/community certificates – Information on the complete list – Reminder Circular October 27, 2015
- Verification of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services – Dopt Orders October 14, 2015
- List of Authorities empowered to issue caste/community certificates – Dopt Order issued on 3.9.2015 September 3, 2015
- Proposal to rise the creamy layer from 6 to 10.5 lakhs July 27, 2015
- Reservations for Jats in Central Government Jobs Cancelled March 18, 2015
- Backlog Vacancies – 19,676 backlog reserved vacancies of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes March 5, 2015
- Reservation in promotions for SC/ST employees in government services January 31, 2015
- There should be No Reservation in Promotions – Supreme Court January 12, 2015
2014 DoPT Orders on Reservation
Get comprehensive and up-to-date information on the 2014 DoPT Orders on Reservation, including updates and interpretations.
- Annual Income Limit for Non-Creamy Layer December 5, 2014
- Reservation to SC/ST in Private Sector December 3, 2014
- Reduction of Defence – Tatkal – Female and Senior Citizens quotas in trains September 15, 2014
- Revised format of OBC Caste Certificate–DOPT 30.5.2014 May 30, 2014
- Issue of Compendium of instructions on reservation for ex-servicemen March 4, 2014
- Railways to give automatic SMS after confirmation of waitlisted tickets February 11, 2014
- Brochure on reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services – Dopt Orders January 26, 2014
2013 DoPT Orders on Reservation
Get the 2013 DoPT Orders on Reservation with all the details and information you need for a comprehensive understanding of the policy.
- Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ Posts in Railways – Pay Structure for All Engineering Departments Including Workshops employees – 17.10.2013 October 17, 2013
- SC DIRECTS CENTRE, STATES TO RESERVE 3% GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR DISABLED PERSONS. October 10, 2013
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