New Delhi: The Central Administrative
Tribunal has held that a person belonging to state
government`s Other Backward Caste (OBC) list but not
categorised so by the Centre is not entitled for reservation
in central government jobs.
The Tribunal passed the order on an petition filed
by four members of the Jat community, recognised as OBC by the
Delhi government, seeking appointment in the Employees State
Insurance Corporation Limited under OBC list.
The petitioner pleaded before the tribunal that the
selection was to be made for Delhi region so the OBC
candidates belonging to Delhi and coming under the OBC list of
the state should be considered for appointment.
The tribunal, however, refused to grant any relief to
them and dismissed their petitions.
"In our considered opinion it would not matter that
the recruitment has been made for specific regions including
Delhi region for grant of benefit of reservation to the
candidates in the OBC list of the Government of NCT of Delhi.
What is material is that the recruitment is being made for an
agency of the Central Government," a bench headed by V K Bali