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Enclosures to DoPT Letter dated 19.03.2021 – Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificates – regarding
(i) DoP&AR O.M. No.36019/7/75-Estt.(SCT) dated 31.10.1975, regarding verification of claims of candidates.belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for purpose of appointment to posts/services (Annexure-I)
(ii) DoP&AR No.36011/16/80-Estt.(SCT) dated 27.02.1981, regarding deschcduling of caste of Scheduled Caste person after his initial appointment—Question of vertification of caste at the lime of making subsequent promotions (Annexure-II)
(iii) DoP&T Letter No.36022/1/2007-Estt.(Res) dated 20.03.2007, regarding verification of claims of candidates to belong to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Annexure-III)
(iv) DoP&T Letter No.41034/3/2012-Estt.(Res) dated 11.04.2012, regarding verification of caste certificates by District authorities (Annexure-IV)
(v) DoP&T O.M. No.36011/1/2012-Estt.(SCT) dated 08.10.2015, regarding reiteration of the instructions on verification of claims of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services (Annexure-V)
(vi) DoP&T Letter No.36011/1/2012-Estt.(SCT) dated 14.03.2016, regarding reiteration of the instructions for verification of claims of candidates.belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services – regarding (Annexure-VI)

RECENT ORDERS/JUDGMENTS

2024

2023

2022

2021

Enclosures to DoPT Letter dated 19.03.2021 – Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificates – regarding
(i) DoP&AR O.M. No.36019/7/75-Estt.(SCT) dated 31.10.1975, regarding verification of claims of candidates.belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for purpose of appointment to posts/services (Annexure-I)
(ii) DoP&AR No.36011/16/80-Estt.(SCT) dated 27.02.1981, regarding descheduling of caste of Scheduled Caste person after his initial appointment—Question of verification of caste at the lime of making subsequent promotions (Annexure-II)
(iii) DoP&T Letter No.36022/1/2007-Estt.(Res) dated 20.03.2007, regarding verification of claims of candidates to belong to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Annexure-III)
(iv) DoP&T Letter No.41034/3/2012-Estt.(Res) dated 11.04.2012, regarding verification of caste certificates by District authorities (Annexure-IV)
(v) DoP&T O.M. No.36011/1/2012-Estt.(SCT) dated 08.10.2015, regarding reiteration of the instructions on verification of claims of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services (Annexure-V)
(vi) DoP&T Letter No.36011/1/2012-Estt.(SCT) dated 14.03.2016, regarding reiteration of the instructions for verification of claims of candidates.belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services – regarding (Annexure-VI)

2020

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I. Compendium of Instructions/Brochure on Reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in Services (Published by Deptt. of Personnel & Training, Govt. of India)
II. OBCs – Orders/Instructions
III. OBCs – Orders/Instructions Subject-Wise

I. COMPENDIUM OF INSTRUCTIONS ON RESERVATION IN APPOINTMENTS/SERVICES IN THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT (UPDATED ON 14.10.2022) / Brochure on Reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in Services – Part I and Part II

Compendium of Instructions on Reservation in Appointments/Services in the Central Government (updated on 14.10.2022) (as on DoPT website) 
(Including OBCs)

LATEST ORDERS/INSTRUCTIONS: DoPT O.M. dated 28.03.2024 – Reservation for SCs,STs,OBCs,PwDs and EWS in Posts and Services in the Central Government

Brochure on Reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in Services (Published by Deptt. of Personnel & Training, Govt. of India) – 2014

BROCHURE – 2014

  O.M. dated 23.01.2014 - Brochure on reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs in services (39.2 KiB, 4,437 hits)

Brochure – 2014 >> Click here. PART I (As on DOPT website-09.08.2014)

  Chapter-1 - Introduction (193.1 KiB, 2,202 hits)

  Chapter-2 - Scope of Reservation (203.3 KiB, 3,145 hits)

  Chapter-3 - Relaxations and Concessions (140.3 KiB, 1,699 hits)

  Chapter-4 - Determination of Reservation Quota (121.5 KiB, 1,739 hits)

  Chapter-5 – Reservation Registers and Roster Registers (120.0 KiB, 3,558 hits)

  Chapter-6 – Filling up of Reserved Vacancies (116.6 KiB, 2,188 hits)

  Chapter-7 - De-reservation (119.6 KiB, 2,063 hits)

  Chapter-8 - Verification of Claims of SCs, STs and OBCs (295.8 KiB, 4,826 hits)

  Chapter-9 - Monitoring and Institutional Safeguards (172.5 KiB, 1,772 hits)

  Chapter-10 - Miscellaneous (278.4 KiB, 1,294 hits)

PART II List of Office Memorandums or Click Here.

II. RESERVATION FOR OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES (OBCs) – ORDERS/INSTRUCTIONS

2024

  DoPT O.M. dated 28.03.2024 - Reservation for SCs,STs,OBCs,PwDs and EWS in Posts and Services in the Central Government (558.0 KiB, 1,598 hits)

  DoPT Letter dated 15.03.2024-Modification/Revision in instructions reg. authorities competent to issue Caste Certificates in respect of SC/ST/OBC and Income & Asset Certificates for EWS (116.5 KiB, 1,448 hits)

  DoPT Letter dated 15.3.2024-Modification/Revision in instructions reg. authorities competent to issue Caste Certificates in respect of SC/ST/OBC and Income & Asset Certificates for EWS- (1.1 MiB, 1,398 hits)

  Kerala HC Judgment dated 02.02.2024 - Chandini C.K. Vs. The State of Kerala & Ors. (176.7 KiB, 1,809 hits)

2023

  DoPT Letter dated 13.04.2023 - Issue of Caste Certificate Format (for SC/ST/OBC) in Scheduled Languages - regarding. (85.4 KiB, 6,477 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 29.03.2023 - Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificates - regarding (103.7 KiB, 5,460 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 29.03.2023 - Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificate - regarding (85.9 KiB, 5,146 hits)

2022

  DoPT O.M. dated 08.12.2022-Liaison Officer for SC/ST/OBC/PwD/EWS & ESM and Reservation Cell for enforcement of reservation (101.9 KiB, 6,906 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 21.11.2022 - Reiteration of instructions relating to reservation in temporary appointments - regarding (64.3 KiB, 5,495 hits)

  Compendium of Instructions on Reservation in Appointments/Services in the Central Government (updated on 14.10.2022) (as on DoPT website) (1.3 MiB, 12,209 hits)

  DFS Letter dated 28.06.2022 - Non-payment/delay in payment of retirement benefits on account of delay in verification of caste certificate in respect of retiring employees (441.4 KiB, 3,201 hits)

  NCBC O.M. dated 14.02.2022 - Modalities for caste,communities inclusion and exclusion (379.8 KiB, 4,106 hits)

Prior to 2022

  DPPW O.M. dated 30.11.2021 - Non-payment/delay in payment of retirement benefits on account of delay in verification of caste certificate in respect of retiring employees (1.1 MiB, 3,048 hits)

  DFS Letter dated 04.10.2021 - Conducting of interviews of candidates of OBC category during recruitment process (133.2 KiB, 1,299 hits)

  SC Judgement dated 24.08.2021 - Pichra Warg Kalyan Mahasabha Haryana (Retd.) & Anr. Vs The State of Haryana & Anr. (85.0 KiB, 3,834 hits)

  DFS Letter dated 19.07.2021 - Measures for welfare of persons of SCs/STs/OBCs category and implementation of reservation policy of the Government (762.6 KiB, 2,164 hits)

  DoPT Letter dated 19.03.2021 - Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificates - regarding (with enclosures) (1.8 MiB, 5,634 hits)

Enclosures to DoPT Letter dated 19.03.2021 – Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificates – regarding
(i) DoP&AR O.M. No.36019/7/75-Estt.(SCT) dated 31.10.1975, regarding verification of claims of candidates.belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for purpose of appointment to posts/services (Annexure-I)
(ii) DoP&AR No.36011/16/80-Estt.(SCT) dated 27.02.1981, regarding descheduling of caste of Scheduled Caste person after his initial appointment—Question of verification of caste at the lime of making subsequent promotions (Annexure-II)
(iii) DoP&T Letter No.36022/1/2007-Estt.(Res) dated 20.03.2007, regarding verification of claims of candidates to belong to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Annexure-III)
(iv) DoP&T Letter No.41034/3/2012-Estt.(Res) dated 11.04.2012, regarding verification of caste certificates by District authorities (Annexure-IV)
(v) DoP&T O.M. No.36011/1/2012-Estt.(SCT) dated 08.10.2015, regarding reiteration of the instructions on verification of claims of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services (Annexure-V)
(vi) DoP&T Letter No.36011/1/2012-Estt.(SCT) dated 14.03.2016, regarding reiteration of the instructions for verification of claims of candidates.belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services – regarding (Annexure-VI)

  Kerala HC Judgment dated 02.02.2024 - Chandini C.K. Vs. The State of Kerala & Ors. (176.7 KiB, 1,809 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 11.01.2019 - Furnishing of OBC data of recruitment to Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBC - regarding. (45.8 KiB, 8,489 hits)

  DPPW O.M. dated 30.11.2021 - Non-payment/delay in payment of retirement benefits on account of delay in verification of caste certificate in respect of retiring employees (1.1 MiB, 3,048 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 31.12.2018 - Furnishing of OBC data of recruitment to Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBC - regarding (48.0 KiB, 8,363 hits)

  DoPT Letter dated 08.06.2018-Reservation for candidates from OBCs-Revision of Income Criteria & determining equivalence of posts in CPSEs, PSBs, FIs, etc. with posts in Govt. for Creamy Layer criteria (594.8 KiB, 3,249 hits)

  UGC letter dated 20.04.2018 - Implementation of Reservation Policy of the Govt. of India (Central & Deemed Universities) (342.1 KiB, 4,080 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 04.04.2018 - Reiteration of instructions relating to application of own merit in Direct Recruitment for appointment of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-regarding (83.8 KiB, 9,810 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 21.03.2018 - Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs - regarding (35.4 KiB, 3,477 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 27.02.2018 - Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs - regarding (30.2 KiB, 3,515 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 20.02.2018 - Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs Officers - regarding (39.7 KiB, 4,626 hits)

  DFS O.M. dated 06.12.2017-(i) Establishing equivalence of posts in PSUs, Banks,etc. with posts in Govt. for establishing Creamy Layer Criteria (ii) Revision of income criteria for Creamy Layer forOBC (63.0 KiB, 469 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 06.10.2017 - Establishing equivalence of posts in Central PSUs, Banks, Insurance Institutions with Posts in Govt. for establishing Creamy Layer criteria (390.1 KiB, 3,377 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 13.09.2017-Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for OBCs-reg. (87.2 KiB, 4,271 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 11.08.2017-Training of the Liaison Officers for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Persons with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding (60.9 KiB, 3,035 hits)

  SC Judgement dated 06.07.2017 - Chairman and Managing Director FCI and Ors. Vs. Jagdish Balaram Bahira and Ors. (497.6 KiB, 15,793 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 20.06.2017-Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disablilities-Suggestions, if any, from all concerned including general public (1.8 MiB, 2,329 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 01.06.2017-Compilation of information about appointments made on the basis of fake/false caste certificates and follow up action taken thereon-regarding (126.4 KiB, 2,526 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 20.12.2016-Supreme Court Order dated 28.11.2016 in WPs filed by Jogindher G. and Ors. etc. Vs. UOI & Ors. etc. (66.9 KiB, 4,563 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 31.03.2016- Validity period of OBC certificate in respect of 'creamy layer' status of the candidates (253.8 KiB, 7,297 hits)

  DoPT letter dated 14.03.2016-Instructions on streamlining the procedure for verification of claims of candidates belonging to SCs, STs and OBCs for appointment to posts/services (332.6 KiB, 10,647 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 20.10.2015-Data on the representation of OBCs in Central Govt. Services-Meeting taken by Parl. Committee on Welfare of OBCs held on 14.10.2015 (85.1 KiB, 4,983 hits)

  DoPT letter dated 08.10.2015 - Verification of claims of candidates belonging to SCs, STs and OBCs for purpose of appointment to posts/services (431.8 KiB, 9,389 hits)

  DoPT letter dated 03.09.2015 - List of Authorities empowered to issue caste/community certificates - Information on the complete list-regarding (33.9 KiB, 3,476 hits)

  UPSC letter dated 28.07.2015 to the Govt. of Gujarat - Clarification about the caste,creamy layer certificates of OBC candidates-regarding (As on UPSC website-30.09.15) (696.4 KiB, 11,794 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 24.07.2015 - Training of Liaison Officers for SCs/STs/PwDs and Other Backward Classes (64.9 KiB, 5,051 hits)

  DPE O.M. dated 25.02.2015 - Applicability of instructions regarding reservation to SC/ST/OBC, Disability & Ex-servicemen as issued by Govt. Ministries/Departments to CPSEs (105.4 KiB, 23,534 hits)

  O.M. dated 15.07.2013 - Online collection of data on representation of SCs, STs and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in Central Government Services (324.3 KiB, 6,437 hits)

  O.M. dated 30.05.2014 - Revision of format for OBC Caste Certificate (380.2 KiB, 11,269 hits)

  Resolution dated 04.03.2014 - Inclusion of 'Jat' caste in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in some States (5.2 MiB, 1,609 hits)

  NCBC D.O. letter dated 26.02.2014 - NCBC Advice regarding rejection of the request for inclusion of 'JAT' caste or community in the Central List of OBCs in some States (87.3 MiB, 1,150 hits)

  Resolution dated 17.02.2014 - Amendments & modifications in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (264.8 KiB, 1,524 hits)

  O.M. dated 13.02.2014 - Representation of SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and Women on Selection Boards/Committees (380.1 KiB, 1,395 hits)

  O.M. dated 15.07.2013 - Online collection of data on representation of SCs, STs and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in Central Government services (324.4 KiB, 1,077 hits)

  O.M. dated 21.06.2013 - Filling up backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs) (672.6 KiB, 1,243 hits)

  O.M. dated 27.05.2013 - Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons / sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) (295.7 KiB, 1,446 hits)

  D.O. letter dated 27.02.2013 - Initiation of online filling up of data about representation of SCs, STs and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities (378.2 KiB, 1,090 hits)

  O.M. dated 10.01.2013 - Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false of SC, ST or OBC certificates (52.2 KiB, 9,787 hits)

  O.M. dated 04.01.2013 - Nomination of Liaison Officer and setting up of Cell in each Ministry or Deptt. for enforcement of reservation orders (264.5 KiB, 1,405 hits)

  D.O. letter dated 03.10.2012 - Online collection of annual data about representation of SCs, STs & OBCs and PWDs in Central Govt. Services (81.5 KiB, 1,117 hits)

  O.M. dated 19.07.2012 - Representation of various categories at higher positions in the Central Government (41.7 KiB, 1,053 hits)

  O.M. dated 13.07.2012 - Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for SCs, STs, OBCs and PWDs - Notice of Meeting (69.7 KiB, 918 hits)

Andhra HC quashes Centre’s 4.5% sub-quota for minorities

  O.M. dated 30.04.2012 - Annual Reports regarding representation of SCs, STs and OBCs (141.8 KiB, 1,133 hits)

  O.M. dated 09.04.2012 - Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for SCs, STs and OBCs - Regarding (87.4 KiB, 998 hits)

  O.M. dated 03.02.2012 - Annual Reports regarding representation of SCs, STs, OBCs and PWDs in the Central Govt. Services as on 1.1.2012 (63.7 KiB, 1,003 hits)

  O.M. dated 02.01.2012 - Reservation of Other Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the CPSEs - Sub-quota for Minority Communities (602.4 KiB, 2,615 hits)

  Letter dated 29.12.2011 - reservation for OBCs in Civil Posts and Services under Public Sector Banks/FIs and Insurance Companies (459.6 KiB, 1,857 hits)

  O.M. dated 22.12.2011 - Reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the Govt. of India - Sub-quota for Minority Communities (209.4 KiB, 2,304 hits)

  O.M. dated 17.11.2011 - Brochure on Reservation for the SCs, STs and OBCs in Services (13.7 KiB, 2,076 hits)

  DFS Letter dated 04.10.2021 - Conducting of interviews of candidates of OBC category during recruitment process (133.2 KiB, 1,299 hits)

  O.M. dated 26.07.2011 - Re-launch of Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for SCs, STs and OBCs (36.5 KiB, 1,065 hits)

  O.M. dated 16.05.2011 - Conclusion of Special Recruitment Drive launched for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs (80.3 KiB, 1,071 hits)

  O.M. dated 18.03.2011 - Annual Reports regarding representation of SCs, STs, OBCs and PWDs in the Central Govt. Services as on 1.1.2011 (68.8 KiB, 1,141 hits)

  O.M. dated 15.02.2011 - Annual Reports regarding Representation of SCs, STs, OBCs and PWDs in the Central Govt. Services as on 1.1.2011 (356.6 KiB, 1,094 hits)

  O.M. dated 25.6.2010 - Issue of instructions on Reservation for the SCs, STs and OBCs in services under GOI (297.1 KiB, 2,247 hits)

  O.M. dated 2.9.2009 - Acceptance of castes certificates produced by candidates (93.2 KiB, 1,236 hits)

  O.M. dated 14.10.2008 - Revision of income criteria to exclude creamy layer from the purview of reservation for OBCs (80.1 KiB, 1,443 hits)

  O.M. dated 9.9.2005 - Verification of caste status of SC, ST and OBC candidates at the time of initial appointment and promotion (232.4 KiB, 1,577 hits)

  O.M. dated 14.10.2004 - Clarifications regarding creamy layer amongst OBCs (37.0 KiB, 1,000 hits)

  O.M. dated 9.3.2004 - Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) (33.5 KiB, 1,068 hits)

  O.M. dated 25.7.2003 - Validity period of OBC certificate and verification of community and non-creamy layer status of OBC candidates (27.0 KiB, 16,486 hits)

  O.M. dated 02.07.1997 - Reservation roster - Post-based - Implementation of the Supreme Court Judgement in the case of R.K. Sabharwal Vs. State of Punjab (1.1 MiB, 2,794 hits)

  O.M. dated 6.3.1997 - Reservation for OBCs - Appointment of separate Liaison Officer for OBCs (421.3 KiB, 859 hits)

  O.M. dated 15.11.1993 -Reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the Government of India-regarding (29.0 KiB, 2,334 hits)

III. OBCs – Orders/Instructions – Subject-Wise

Brochure * Caste/Tribe/Community Certificate * Caste Inclusion/Exclusion (Modality) * Central Educational Institutions * Creamy Layer * CSS * Format for OBC Certificate * Data on Reservation for OBCs * Direct Recruitment  * EWS, Education * Format for OBC Certificate * Interviews of OBC Candidates * Liaison Officer *Lists of Other Backward Classes * NCBC Orders * Own Merit * Representation in Selection Boards/Committees *  Representation in services * Reservation in CPSEs * Reservation for Marathas and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes * Reservation in Services (for OBCs) * Reservation in Universities * Reservation Not Fundamental Right * Special Recruitment Drive * Sub-Categorization * Temporary Appointment * Transgender Persons * Verification of Caste Claims * Others 

Brochure / Compendium of Instructions on Reservation in Appointments/Services in the Central Government (updated on 14.10.2022)

  DoPT O.M. dated 28.03.2024 - Reservation for SCs,STs,OBCs,PwDs and EWS in Posts and Services in the Central Government (558.0 KiB, 1,598 hits)

  Compendium of Instructions on Reservation in Appointments/Services in the Central Government (updated on 14.10.2022) (as on DoPT website) (1.3 MiB, 12,209 hits)

  DPE Letter dated 17.10.2016 - Brochure on Reservations for SCs/STs and OBCs-reg. (2.4 MiB, 12,441 hits)

Caste/Tribe/Community/Domicile Certificate/False Caste Claim

Authorities Competent to Issue Caste/Tribe/Community Certificate * Caste/Community/Domicile Certificate/False Caste Claim * Caste Certificate Format in Scheduled Languages

— Authorities Competent to Issue Caste/Tribe/Community Certificate

  DoPT Letter dated 15.03.2024-Modification/Revision in instructions reg. authorities competent to issue Caste Certificates in respect of SC/ST/OBC and Income & Asset Certificates for EWS (116.5 KiB, 1,448 hits)

  DoPT Letter dated 15.3.2024-Modification/Revision in instructions reg. authorities competent to issue Caste Certificates in respect of SC/ST/OBC and Income & Asset Certificates for EWS- (1.1 MiB, 1,398 hits)

— Caste/Community/Domicile Certificate/False Caste Claim

  DoPT O.M. dated 03.08.2017-Compilation of information about appointments made on the basis of fake/false caste certificates and follow up action taken thereon - regarding (212.1 KiB, 5,234 hits)

  SC Judgement dated 06.07.2017 - Chairman and Managing Director FCI and Ors. Vs. Jagdish Balaram Bahira and Ors. (497.6 KiB, 15,793 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 01.06.2017-Compilation of information about appointments made on the basis of fake/false caste certificates and follow up action taken thereon-regarding (126.4 KiB, 2,526 hits)

  Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the issue of residence/domicile and caste/tribe certificates (264.4 KiB, 8,647 hits)

  DoPT letter dated 06.05.2016 - Issue of SC/ST/Residence Certificate in School (174.1 KiB, 17,316 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 31.03.2016- Validity period of OBC certificate in respect of 'creamy layer' status of the candidates (253.8 KiB, 7,297 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 07.12.2015-Proposed guidelines on reiteration of instructions on verification of claims of SCs, STs & OBCs for purpose of appointment (113.3 KiB, 9,397 hits)

  DoPT letter dated 08.10.2015 - Verification of claims of candidates belonging to SCs, STs and OBCs for purpose of appointment to posts/services (431.8 KiB, 9,389 hits)

  UPSC letter dated 28.07.2015 to the Govt. of Gujarat - Clarification about the caste,creamy layer certificates of OBC candidates-regarding (As on UPSC website-30.09.15) (696.4 KiB, 11,794 hits)

  DoPT letter dated 03.09.2015 - List of Authorities empowered to issue caste/community certificates - Information on the complete list-regarding (33.9 KiB, 3,476 hits)

— Caste Certificate Format (for SC/ST/OBC) in Scheduled Languages

  DoPT Letter dated 13.04.2023 - Issue of Caste Certificate Format (for SC/ST/OBC) in Scheduled Languages - regarding. (85.4 KiB, 6,477 hits)

Caste Inclusion/Exclusion (Modality)

  NCBC O.M. dated 14.02.2022 - Modalities for caste,communities inclusion and exclusion (379.8 KiB, 4,106 hits)

Central Educational Institutions

  MHRD Notification dated 12.07.2019 - Reservation for SCs, STs, OBCs and EWSs in Central Educational Institutions under the Act (278.7 KiB, 12,805 hits)

  The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Act, 2019 (Notification dated 09.07.2019) (1.0 MiB, 5,313 hits)

Creamy Layer

Court Judgement on Creamy Layer * Economic Criteria cannot be the sole basis for Creamy Layer: SC * Orders/Instructions

— Court Judgment on Creamy Layer

  Kerala HC Judgment dated 02.02.2024 - Chandini C.K. Vs. The State of Kerala & Ors. (176.7 KiB, 1,809 hits)

— Economic Criteria cannot be the sole basis for Creamy Layer: SC

  SC Judgement dated 24.08.2021 - Pichra Warg Kalyan Mahasabha Haryana (Retd.) & Anr. Vs The State of Haryana & Anr. (85.0 KiB, 3,834 hits)

— Orders/Instructions

  DoPT Letter dated 08.06.2018-Reservation for candidates from OBCs-Revision of Income Criteria & determining equivalence of posts in CPSEs, PSBs, FIs, etc. with posts in Govt. for Creamy Layer criteria (594.8 KiB, 3,249 hits)

  DFS O.M. dated 06.12.2017-(i) Establishing equivalence of posts in PSUs, Banks,etc. with posts in Govt. for establishing Creamy Layer Criteria (ii) Revision of income criteria for Creamy Layer forOBC (63.0 KiB, 469 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 13.09.2017-Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for OBCs-reg. (87.2 KiB, 4,271 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 20.12.2016-Supreme Court Order dated 28.11.2016 in WPs filed by Jogindher G. and Ors. etc. Vs. UOI & Ors. etc. (66.9 KiB, 4,563 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated March, 2016 - Attestation form for verification of character and antecedents prior to appointment in Govt. service - reg. (755.4 KiB, 3,787 hits)

  O.M. dated 27.05.2013 - Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons / sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) (295.7 KiB, 1,446 hits)

CSS 

  DoPT O.M. dated 20.02.2018 - Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs Officers - regarding (39.7 KiB, 4,626 hits)

 Data on Reservation for OBCs

  DoPT O.M. dated 20.06.2017-Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disablilities-Suggestions, if any, from all concerned including general public (1.8 MiB, 2,329 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 20.10.2015-Data on the representation of OBCs in Central Govt. Services-Meeting taken by Parl. Committee on Welfare of OBCs held on 14.10.2015 (85.1 KiB, 4,983 hits)

Direct Recruitment

  DoPT O.M. dated 04.04.2018 - Reiteration of instructions relating to application of own merit in Direct Recruitment for appointment of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-regarding (83.8 KiB, 9,810 hits)

EWS, Education

  MHRD Notification dated 12.07.2019 - Reservation for SCs, STs, OBCs and EWSs in Central Educational Institutions under the Act (278.7 KiB, 12,805 hits)

  The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Act, 2019 (Notification dated 09.07.2019) (1.0 MiB, 5,313 hits)

Format for OBC Certificate

  DoPT Letter dated 13.04.2023 - Issue of Caste Certificate Format (for SC/ST/OBC) in Scheduled Languages - regarding. (85.4 KiB, 6,477 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 31.03.2016- Validity period of OBC certificate in respect of 'creamy layer' status of the candidates (253.8 KiB, 7,297 hits)

  DoPT letter dated 08.10.2015 - Verification of claims of candidates belonging to SCs, STs and OBCs for purpose of appointment to posts/services (431.8 KiB, 9,389 hits)

  UPSC letter dated 28.07.2015 to the Govt. of Gujarat - Clarification about the caste,creamy layer certificates of OBC candidates-regarding (As on UPSC website-30.09.15) (696.4 KiB, 11,794 hits)

  O.M. dated 30.05.2014 - Revision of format for OBC Caste Certificate (380.2 KiB, 11,269 hits)

  Form of Certificate to be produced by OBCs applying for appointment to posts under the Govt. of India (prescribed under DOPT O.M. dated 15.11.1993) (26.0 KiB, 942 hits)

— Application Form for issue of OBC Certificate (Delhi Govt.)

  Application form for OBC Certificate (Delhi Govt.) (3.2 MiB, 2,144 hits)

Interviews of OBC Candidates

  DFS Letter dated 04.10.2021 - Conducting of interviews of candidates of OBC category during recruitment process (133.2 KiB, 1,299 hits)

Liaison Officer

  DoPT O.M. dated 08.12.2022-Liaison Officer for SC/ST/OBC/PwD/EWS & ESM and Reservation Cell for enforcement of reservation (101.9 KiB, 6,906 hits)

Lists of Other Backward Classes
State-Wise Central List of Other Backward Classes as on the NCBC website

  State-Wise Central list of Backward Classes (As on the NCBC website-4.3.2013) (18.4 KiB, 3,095 hits)

— Central List of Other Backward Classes – Gazette Notifications/Resolutions

  Resolution dated 04.03.2014 - Inclusion of 'Jat' caste in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in some States (5.2 MiB, 1,609 hits)

  NCBC D.O. letter dated 26.02.2014 - NCBC Advice regarding rejection of the request for inclusion of 'JAT' caste or community in the Central List of OBCs in some States (87.3 MiB, 1,150 hits)

  Resolution dated 17.02.2014 - Amendments & modifications in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (264.8 KiB, 1,524 hits)

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NCBC Orders

  NCBC O.M. dated 14.02.2022 - Modalities for caste,communities inclusion and exclusion (379.8 KiB, 4,106 hits)

Own Merit

  DoPT O.M. dated 04.04.2018 - Reiteration of instructions relating to application of own merit in Direct Recruitment for appointment of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-regarding (83.8 KiB, 9,810 hits)

Representation in Selection Boards/Committees

  O.M. dated 13.02.2014 - Representation of SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and Women on Selection Boards/Committees (380.1 KiB, 1,395 hits)

Representation in services

  MHRD Notification dated 12.07.2019 - Reservation for SCs, STs, OBCs and EWSs in Central Educational Institutions under the Act (278.7 KiB, 12,805 hits)

  The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Act, 2019 (Notification dated 09.07.2019) (1.0 MiB, 5,313 hits)

Reservation in CPSEs

  DPE O.M. dated 25.02.2015 - Applicability of instructions regarding reservation to SC/ST/OBC, Disability & Ex-servicemen as issued by Govt. Ministries/Departments to CPSEs (105.4 KiB, 23,534 hits)

 Reservation for Marathas and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes
SC: Hon’ble Supreme Court, on May 05, 2021, unanimously held that there were no exceptional circumstances justifying the grant of reservation to Marathas in excess of 50% ceiling limit as a Socially and Economically Backward Class.
The bench struck down the Maharashtra SEBC Act 2018 to the extent it held Marathas as a socially and economically backward class as violating the principles of equality. The bench struck down the reservation given to Marathas in job and education. However, the bench clarified that the judgment will not affect the PG Medical Admissions under Maratha quota made till 09.09.2020.
The bench held that there was no need to revisit the 50% ceiling limit on reservation laid down by the 9-judge bench decision in the Indira Sawhney case.
In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court has held by 3:2 majority that the 102nd Constitution Amendment has abrogated the power of states to identify “Socially and Educationally Backward Classes(SEBCs)”. (Source: Livelaw.in)

  SC Judgment dated 05.05.2021 - Dr. Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil Vs. The Chief Minister & Ors. (1.5 MiB, 2,642 hits)

Reservation in Services (for OBCs) 

  DoPT O.M. dated 28.03.2024 - Reservation for SCs,STs,OBCs,PwDs and EWS in Posts and Services in the Central Government (558.0 KiB, 1,598 hits)

  Compendium of Instructions on Reservation in Appointments/Services in the Central Government (updated on 14.10.2022) (as on DoPT website) (1.3 MiB, 12,209 hits)

  DFS Letter dated 19.07.2021 - Measures for welfare of persons of SCs/STs/OBCs category and implementation of reservation policy of the Government (762.6 KiB, 2,164 hits)

Reservation Not Fundamental Right

  SC Judgment dated 07.02.2020 - Mukesh Kumar & Anr. V. The State of Uttarakhand & Ors. (87.7 KiB, 15,867 hits)

Special Recruitment Drive 

  O.M. dated 21.06.2013 - Filling up backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs) (672.6 KiB, 1,243 hits)

Temporary Appointment

  DoPT O.M. dated 21.11.2022 - Reiteration of instructions relating to reservation in temporary appointments - regarding (64.3 KiB, 5,495 hits)

Training 

  DoPT O.M. dated 24.07.2015 - Training of Liaison Officers for SCs/STs/PwDs and Other Backward Classes (64.9 KiB, 5,051 hits)

Transgender Persons 
Hon’ble Supreme Court has, inter alia, directed the Centre and the State Governments to take steps to treat transgender persons as socially and educationally backward classes of citizens and extend all kinds of reservation in cases of admission in educational institutions and for public appointments-  SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – National Legal Services Authority Vs. Union of Indian and others
Sub-Categorization
— Sub-categorisaion okayed by Supreme Court
PARAS 50-52 of JUDGMENT DATED 27.08.2020
“50. The “inadequate representation” is the fulcrum of the provisions of Article 16(4). In our opinion, it would be open to the State to provide on a rational basis the preferential treatment by fixing reasonable quota out of reserved seats to ensure adequate representation in services. Reservation is a very effective tool for emancipation of the oppressed class. The benefit by and large is not percolating down to the neediest and poorest of the poor.
51.  The interpretation of Articles 14, 15, 16, 338, 341, 342, and 342A is a matter of immense public importance, and correct interpretation of binding precedents in Indra Sawhney and other decisions. Though we have full respect for the principle of stare decisis, at the same time, the Court cannot be a silent spectator and shut eyes to stark realities. The constitutional goal of social transformation cannot be achieved without taking into account changing social realities.
52. We endorse the opinion of a Bench of 3 Judges that E.V. Chinnaiah is required to be revisited by a larger Bench; more so, in view of further development and the amendment of the Constitution, which have taken place. We cannot revisit E.V. Chinnaiah being Bench of coordinate strength. We request the Hon’ble Chief Justice to place the matters before a Bench comprising of 7 Judges or more as considered appropriate.” Copy of Judgment >

  SC Judgment dated 27.08.2020 - The State of Punjab & Ors. Vs. Davinder Singh & Ors. (502.5 KiB, 4,632 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 11.01.2019 - Furnishing of OBC data of recruitment to Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBC - regarding. (45.8 KiB, 8,489 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 31.12.2018 - Furnishing of OBC data of recruitment to Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBC - regarding (48.0 KiB, 8,363 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 21.03.2018 - Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs - regarding (35.4 KiB, 3,477 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 27.02.2018 - Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs - regarding (30.2 KiB, 3,515 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 20.02.2018 - Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs Officers - regarding (39.7 KiB, 4,626 hits)

 Universities 

  UGC letter dated 20.04.2018 - Implementation of Reservation Policy of the Govt. of India (Central & Deemed Universities) (342.1 KiB, 4,080 hits)

Verification of Caste Claims

  DoPT O.M. dated 29.03.2023 - Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificates - regarding (103.7 KiB, 5,460 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 29.03.2023 - Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificate - regarding (85.9 KiB, 5,146 hits)

  DFS Letter dated 28.06.2022 - Non-payment/delay in payment of retirement benefits on account of delay in verification of caste certificate in respect of retiring employees (441.4 KiB, 3,201 hits)

  DPPW O.M. dated 30.11.2021 - Non-payment/delay in payment of retirement benefits on account of delay in verification of caste certificate in respect of retiring employees (1.1 MiB, 3,048 hits)

  DoPT Letter dated 19.03.2021 - Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificates - regarding (with enclosures) (1.8 MiB, 5,634 hits)

Enclosures to DoPT Letter dated 19.03.2021 – Timely verification of Caste/Community Certificates – regarding
(i) DoP&AR O.M. No.36019/7/75-Estt.(SCT) dated 31.10.1975, regarding verification of claims of candidates.belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for purpose of appointment to posts/services (Annexure-I)
(ii) DoP&AR No.36011/16/80-Estt.(SCT) dated 27.02.1981, regarding descheduling of caste of Scheduled Caste person after his initial appointment—Question of verification of caste at the lime of making subsequent promotions (Annexure-II)
(iii) DoP&T Letter No.36022/1/2007-Estt.(Res) dated 20.03.2007, regarding verification of claims of candidates to belong to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Annexure-III)
(iv) DoP&T Letter No.41034/3/2012-Estt.(Res) dated 11.04.2012, regarding verification of caste certificates by District authorities (Annexure-IV)
(v) DoP&T O.M. No.36011/1/2012-Estt.(SCT) dated 08.10.2015, regarding reiteration of the instructions on verification of claims of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services (Annexure-V)
(vi) DoP&T Letter No.36011/1/2012-Estt.(SCT) dated 14.03.2016, regarding reiteration of the instructions for verification of claims of candidates.belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes for purpose of appointment to posts/services – regarding (Annexure-VI)

  DoPT O.M. dated 31.03.2016- Validity period of OBC certificate in respect of 'creamy layer' status of the candidates (253.8 KiB, 7,297 hits)

  DoPT letter dated 14.03.2016-Instructions on streamlining the procedure for verification of claims of candidates belonging to SCs, STs and OBCs for appointment to posts/services (332.6 KiB, 10,647 hits)

  DoPT O.M. dated 07.12.2015-Proposed guidelines on reiteration of instructions on verification of claims of SCs, STs & OBCs for purpose of appointment (113.3 KiB, 9,397 hits)

  O.M. dated 25.7.2003 - Validity period of OBC certificate and verification of community and non-creamy layer status of OBC candidates (27.0 KiB, 16,486 hits)

 Others

  O.M. dated 15.07.2013 - Online collection of data on representation of SCs, STs and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in Central Government services (324.4 KiB, 1,077 hits)

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