Friday, June 27, 2008

OBC vacancies: backlog to be cleared

The Union government has decided to fill a backlog of more than 28,000 vacancies reserved for other backward class (OBC) candidates in the backlog vacancy scheme that was originally meant for the scheduled castes/scheduled tribes (SC/ST) only.The instructions would be issued very soon to pave the way for conducting a special recruitment drive for filling up the backlog of 28,670 reserved vacancies Other OBCs.After the Indira Sawney Judgment, the 81st amendment had enabled the government to lift the ceiling of 50 per cent to fill the backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs.

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