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Shortage of staff in CIC



Shortage of staff in CIC
Out of total 160 sanctioned posts in various categories in the Central Information Commission (CIC), 38 posts had been filled up by regular officers and staff through deputation and direct recruitment. Balance posts have been filled-up on outsourced basis and through contractual appointments till such time regular recruitments are made.

Filling-up of vacancies in various categories of posts in CIC is an ongoing process. As per the Recruitment Rules (RRs) of the CIC, certain percentage of the sanctioned strength of various categories of posts is filled up on deputation basis from other Ministries/Departments/Organisations. Advertisements are issued from time to time by CIC to fill up the posts from deputation quota, as per the procedure.

Further, appointments through direct recruitment to certain categories of posts are done by placing indent with Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

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 a written reply to a question by Shri R. Gopalakrishnan in the Lok Sabha today. 

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Sharing competitive exam scores with private sector
The Government has approved the policy for public disclosure of scores and ranking of the candidates who appear for recruitment examinations conducted by various public recruitment agencies for the benefit of employers in the public and private sector seeking qualified candidates through a portal.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has given some observations in this regard that have been communicated to the concerned authorities.

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 a written reply to a question by Shri Vinayak Bhaurao Raut and Shri Rahul Shewale in the Lok Sabha today. 

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OBC representation
As per the information received from 65 Departments/Ministries, there were 7,183 OBCs in Group ‘A’ and 21,085 OBCs in Group ‘B’ in the Central Government Departments/Ministries, as on 01.01.2014.

Other Backward Class candidates appointed prior to 1993 are generally not included in the representation. The representation of OBCs with respect to total number of employees in Central Government Departments/ Ministries was 19.63%, as on 01.01.2014. There has been an increasing trend in the representation of Other Backward Classes over the years.

A Committee constituted in July, 2013 under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, made an in depth analysis of the reasons for non-filling up of the backlog reserved vacancies and suggested measures to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates. Based on the report submitted by the Committee in May 2014, and Action Plan for study of reasons for non-filling up of backlog reserved vacancies, review of prescribed standards, if required, concluding special recruitment drive and conducting pre-recruitment training programme was communicated to the Departments/Ministries concerned on 20.11.2014.

Since, 1st April, 2012, 21771 of backlog reserved vacancies for OBCs have been filled up. 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 a written reply to a question by Shri Dharmendra Yadav in the Lok Sabha today

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