GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
QUESTION NO 1334
ANSWERED ON 04.12.2014
Maintaining of SC ST Welfare Cell
1334 SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether the Ministry had directed all Government companies to maintain ‘SC/ ST Welfare Cell’ to help these sections of employees;
(b) if so, the details and reasons for which various banks and other Central Government have closed such cells and renamed them as ‘Welfare Cell’ only; and
(c) in what manner the system would work since new system is for all SC/ST, OBC, Disabled, Minority etc.?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a): Yes, Sir. The instructions issued vide OM No.36022/2/84-Estt.(SCT) dated 18.1.1985 and reiterated vide OM No. 43011/153/2010-Estt.(Res.) dated 4.1.2013 provide that each Ministry/Department should set up a cell in attached and subordinate offices for enforcement of the orders of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in posts and services of the Central Government.
(b): Department of Financial Services has not advised any organization under its jurisdiction to rename the SC/ST Cell as ‘Welfare Cell’. Department of Personnel & Training also has not issued any such instructions.
(c): Does not arise, in view of reply given to part (b) of the question.