Monday, August 29, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Orissa to amend Act for keeping reservation in contract jobs

Orissa to amend Act for keeping reservation in contract jobs
PTI | 09:08 PM,Aug 26,2011

Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 (PTI) In a bid to ensure reservation to members of
scheduled tribes and scheduled castes in contractual appointments, the
state government was taking steps to amend the existing Orissa
Reservation of Vacancies in Post and Services (For SC and ST) Act,
1975. This was stated by ST & SC Development, Minorities Backward
Classes Welfare minister L B Himirika in the assembly while replying a
debate on an adjournment motion. "A high level committee under the
chairmanship of the chief secretary was constituted to suggest the
state government on the possible amendments," the minister said.
Stating that the government was taking steps to get views of the law
and general administration departments on certain issues relating to
proposed amendments, Himirika said that an amendment Bill would be
introduced in the assembly after getting approval from the cabinet. In
order to ensure that the provision of reservation be implemented while
making contractual appointments, Himirika said the amended act would
also have provision of non- reservation on base posts. There would be
no diversion of posts in event of non-availability of candidates
belonging to ST and SC categories, Himirika pointed out that the
government might go for special drive to fill up such posts. Earlier,
participating in the debate, Congress members alleged that candidates
belonging to ST and SC categories were deprived of getting jobs as
there was no provision of reservation while making contractual

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