Reservation policy of Government for SC, ST and OBC: Reservation to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Other Backward Class (OBC), in case of direct recruitment on all India basis by open competition is given at the rate of 15 percent, 7.5% and 27 percent respectively. In case of direct recruitment on all India basis Otherwise than by open competition, reservation for SC, ST and OBC is 16.66%, 7.5% and 25.85 percent respectively.
In case of direct recruitment of Group C and D posts, which normally attract candidates from a locality, or a region, percentage of reservation for SCs and STs is generally fixed in proportion to the population of SCs and STs in the respective States/UTs.
For OBCs it is fixed keeping in view the proportion of their population in the concerned State/UT and the fact that total reservation for SCs/STs/OBCs remains within the limit of 50 percent and reservation for OBCs remains within the limit of 27%.
Reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and STs in all groups of services viz A.B.C and D at the rate of 15 percent and 7.5 percent respectively. In case of promotion by selection method reservation is available upto the lowest rung of Group ‘A’ at the same rates.
In promotion by selection to post within group A which carry an ultimate salary of Rupees 18,300/- or less (in Pre-revised scale), There is no reservation, but the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe officers who are senior enough in the zone of consideration for promotion so as to be within the number of vacancies for which the select list is to be drawn up, would be included in that list provided they are not considered unfit for promotion.