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Reservation for Dalit Christians


 
Reservation for Dalit Christians 
An individual belonging to Scheduled Tribes may profess any religion and the Castes/ Tribes included in the list of Scheduled Tribes under Article 342 of the Constitution, are entitled for getting the benefits of reservation in services of the Central Government. 


The Scheduled Castes converted to Christianity are included in the Central List of Other Backward Classes of some of the States and are entitled to the benefit of the reservation in services of the Central Government. However, the issue of extension of Scheduled Caste status to Scheduled Caste converts to Christianity is presently subjudice in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Smt. Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh in the Lok Sabha today. 
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Implementation of RTI Act, 2005 to be strengthened

DoPT invites views/suggestions by 31st March, 2016 
A Committee of Experts consisting of Shri A.N. Tiwari, former Chief Information Commissioner and Dr. M.M. Ansari, former Information Commissioner of Central Information Commission was constituted to recommend, inter-alia, measures to further strengthen implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005. Some of recommendations of the Committee of Experts have been accepted by the Government and an OM dated 29th June 2015 was issued to all public authorities to implement the recommendations of the Committee. Further, instructions were issued to all Public Authorities vide O.M. No. 1/1/2013-IR dated 9th July, 2015 to make an analysis of information which is sought most often from applicants and provide it on their website as suo-motu disclosure. 

             Further, a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Devesh Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary, DoPT has examined some of the recommendations of Committee of Expert and it has now been proposed to issue an Office Memorandum to implement the recommendations of the Committee regarding suo-motu disclosure u/s 4 of RTI Act, 2005.

            The interested persons may send their views/suggestions on the annexed O.M. latest by 31st March, 2016 to this Department through email : usir-dopt@nic.in.

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Age Relaxation for Widows 
Suggestions have been received from time to time for relaxation of upper age-limit for widows. Relaxation of age up to 35 years (up to 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) for the widows, divorced and women judicially separated from their husbands who are re-married for employment to Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ post has been provided vide Department of Personnel & Training’s Office Memorandum No. 15012/13/79-Estt (D) dated 19.01.1980. Similar relaxation is provided for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts except where recruitment is made through open competitive Examination vide Department of Personnel & Training’s Office Memorandum No. 15012/1/87-Estt.(D) dated 05.10.1990.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri B.Vinod Kumar and Shri Ashwini Kumar in the Lok Sabha today. 
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