New Delhi: States have been directed to
streamline the system of verification of caste certificates to
prevent non-SC/ST/OBC persons securing jobs meant for the
reserved category by producing false certificate, Parliament
was informed on Wednesday.
In its final action taken statement on recommendations of
Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes tabled in both Houses of Parliament, the Government
said it has also issued instructions that wherever it is found
that a government servant had furnished false information to
secure job, he or she should be removed from service.
It said instructions have also been issued from time to
time that verification of caste status of candidates, claiming
to belong to SC or ST, should be done at every important
up-turn of an employee`s career so that the benefit of
reservation goes only to the rightful claimant.
"The Department of Personnel and Training has sent letters
to chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories
requesting them to streamline the system of verification of
caste certificates so that unscrupulous non-SC/ST/OBC persons
are prevented from securing jobs meant for SC/ST/OBCs by
producing false certificate," it said.
The department has started receiving information about
persons who have faced actions for securing employment on the
basis of false caste certificate, the Government said.
Narrating various steps taken to ensure that vacancies
reserved for SCs and STs are filled by the candidates
belonging to these categories only, it said, "a general ban
has been imposed on de-reservation of reserved vacancies in
case of direct recruitment."
"Instructions have been that in case SC/ST candidates do
not become available to fill up vacancies reserved for these
categories in first attempt of recruitment, a second attempt
should be made for recruiting suitable candidates belonging to
the concerned category in the same recruitment year or as
early as possible before next recruitment year so that backlog
reserved vacancies is not created," the Government said.
"If, even after making such efforts, the reserved
vacancies are not filled, the vacancies are carried forward as
backlog reserved vacancies. Limit of 50 per cent on filling
up of vacancies by reservation in a year does not apply to
such backlog reserved vacancies," it said.