Monday, 25 July 2016

G.O.Ms.No.40, Dated:25-07-2016.. 33 1/3 % reservation for Women in Direct Recruitment to Public Services

    

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH                                  ABSTRACT

Public  Services  – State  and Subordinate Services  – 33  1/3  % reservation  for Women in Direct  Recruitment to  Public  Services  –  Methodology  to follow Horizontal Reservation  - Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Directions - Orders – Issued.

        DEPT. FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN,DIFFERENTLY
                 ABLED & SENIOR CITIZENS (Prog.II). 
           G.O.Ms.No.40  Dated:25-07-2016

Read the  following:
1. G.OMs.NO.99, G.A(Ser.D) Dept., Dt:08-03-1996.
2. G.O.Ms.No.41, WD  & CW(Estt) Department, dt:01-08-1996.
3. G.O.Ms.No.56, WD  & CW(Estt..) Dept., Dt:28-10-1996.
4. Judgment  of  Supreme  Court in  Rajesh  Kumar  Daria Vs.  Rajasthan  Public Service Commission and others etc reported in(2007) 8 SCC 785.

ORDER:

 In  the G.O first  read above, orders  were  issued for  implementation of rule of reservation to the  extent of 33 1/3%  to Women in each  category  of  O.C, B.C-A, B.C-B, B.C-C, B.C.D, S.C., S.T., physically handicapped and Ex-Servicemen quota in the matter of Direct Recruitment for the posts, for which women and men are equally suited.

2. In  the G.O. second  read  above, orders were  issued fixing the roster points for women in the  existing  100 point  roster  in  terms of General Rule 22  of the Andhra Pradesh State and Subordinate Service Rules.

3. In  the G.O. third  read  above, orders  were  issued  for carry forward principle in favour  of  women  in  respect  of  reservation  to  the  Government  jobs  on  par  with Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes and other castes.

4. In  the reference fourth  read above, the Supreme Court, in  Rajesh Kumar Daria Vs. Rajasthan Public Service Commission [2007(8) SCC 785] held that,

 ‘Social reservations in  favour  of SC, ST  and  OBC under  Article 16(4)  are ‘vertical  reservations’.  Special reservations in favour of  physically handicapped,  women,  etc. under Articles 16(1) or 15(3) are  ‘horizontal reservations’’. Where a  vertical reservation is made in favour  of  a  Backward Class under Article 16(4), the  candidates  belonging to such Backward  Class, may compete for non-reserved posts and if  they are appointed to the                 non-reserved posts  on  their own merit, their number  will not be counted against the quota reserved for  the  respective  Backward  Class. Therefore, if the number of SC candidates, who by  their own merit, get selected to  open competition vacancies, equals or even exceeds the percentage of  posts reserved for SC candidates, it  cannot  be  said  that  the reservation quota for SCs stood filled. The entire  reservation  quota  will  be intact and available in addition to those selected under open competition category.

But the said  principle applicable to  vertical  (social)  reservations, will not  apply to  horizontal  (special) reservations.  Where a  special  reservation for women is  provided within  the social reservation for SCs, the proper procedure is first to fill up the quota for  SCs in  order  of  merit and  then  find out the number of candidates among them who belong to the special reservation group  of ‘Scheduled Caste Women”.  If  the number of women in  such list is equal to or more than  number of special reservation quota, then there is  no need for  further  selection towards the special reservation quota. Only  if there is any  shortfall, the requisite number  of  Scheduled Caste Women shall have to be taken by  deleting  the corresponding number of candidates from the bottom of the list relating to Scheduled Castes’.

 The same view  was taken by  the Apex Court in  its judgment in  Public Service Commission, Uttaranchal vs. Mamta Bisht (2010(12)SCC 204)

 5. Government  after careful consideration of the matter hereby decided to implement the Supreme Court Judgement for providing 33  1/3%  reservation to Women horizontally, in each category i.e,  OC,  BC-A, BC-B,  BC-C, BC-D,  BC-E, SC, ST, Physically  Handicapped,  Ex-serviceman and meritorious sportsperson, in the matter of direct recruitment to the posts, for which men and women are equally suited.

6. Accordingly, Government  hereby  issue orders  providing 33  1/3%  reservation to Women horizontally, in each category i.e,  OC,  BC-A, BC-B,  BC-C, BC-D,  BC-E, SC, ST, Physically  Handicapped,  Ex-serviceman and meritorious sportsperson, in the matter of direct recruitment to the posts, for  which men and women are equally suited, by superseding the earlier orders issued in the matter.

7. All the recruitment agencies under the Government and the Government undertakings, Quasi  Government Institutions including Government Aided Institutions and Local  Bodies  whose  services are governed by  the Andhra Pradesh State and Subordinate  Service  Rules, are  directed to ensure  that the  reservation for women  is implemented scrupulously,  any  deviation  or  lapse  in  this  regard  will be viewed seriously.

 8. Necessary amendments  to the Andhra Pradesh  State and Subordinate Service Rules will be issued separately.

 (BY   ORDER   AND   IN   THE   NAME   OF   THE   GOVERNOR   OF   ANDHRA  PRADESH)

                  Dr .( Smt .) POONAMMALAKONDAIAH, 
                       PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (FAC).




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