More ESM Quota in Govt Jobs in State Govt – Decided by Govt Authorities in Meeting

Exservicemen quota is available in all the Central Civil Services including in Ministriesy of Defence .  Hoever, there are acute discrepancy found in State Govt Depts wherein ESM Quota in some satate is almost Nil.  To resolve the issue with the Govt authority, a high level meeting was conducted on 11 April 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan at the aegies of Kendriya sainik Board attend by representatives of various  Department and Dignitaries. 

Some important decisions on various matters including reservation for ESM in various states was the agenda point of the meeting.  Minutes of the Meeting is reproduced as under.

Minutes of the Meeting and Points related to Reservation for Exservicemen in various State Govt

Point No 17.   ITEM 8 – ESM Reservation in State Govt Jobs

(a)       Discussions. Most States/UTs provide reservation for ESM in State Govt jobs. Some are providing reservation only in Group C & D jobs, whilst a few have extended reservation to all Groups. The members from states mentioned the respective schemes which are already in force.  Some have sought clarity on the issue as the Gp D posts were abolished after VII CPC and some GP C posts were upgraded to Gp B.

It was brought out by members from UTs that DoPT needs to clarify on this issue. The issue of under utilisation of the reservations was also brought out and the need for having an ESM reservation monitoring mechanism in each State was suggested. The following points were brought out by various dignitaries:-

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Comments of Lt. Gen (Dr) DP Vats (Retd), MP (Raiva Sabha).

There is a requirement to conduct detailed study into the availability of ESM Reservation and its utilisation pattern to formulate effective policies for its implementation.

Comments of  Lt Gen C Bansi Ponappa PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Adiutant General.

Due to horizontal reservation, all the available vacancies for ESM do not get filled up. Four Stales have no Reservation for ESM. These aspects need to be looked into.

Comments of Shri Chaitanya Prasad, IAS, Representative of Bihar

Govt of Bilhar has introduced alternate reservation policy on special vacancy instead of general reservation There is a special Auxiliary Police Battalion  with 3500 pasts reserved for Veterans

Comments of Ms Padma Jaiswal. Representative at Puducherry

Govt of Puduchery provides ESM reservation in Gp D (20% ) and Gp C (10%) However. Post 7th CPC,  Gp D Posts have either been abolished or upgraded to Gp C Posts which is causing problems in providing full vacancies to the ESM. In this connection Govt of Puducherry has already written letter to DoPT.

Decision taken in the Meeting of KSB regarding Exservicemen Reservation in States

All states are requested to provide reservation for ESM in State Govt institutions/ PSUs and also consider offering of their Milk Federation run milk booths/ parlour as a resettlement option. 

States/UTs should set up a monitoring mechanism/ dedicated officers to monitor the utilisation of ESM reservations.

States should formulate their Master Rosters for ESM Reservation to smoothen the process for identification & filling up of ESM vacancies in various States/UTs. Ministry/ Deptt.

States may consider award of Graduation Certificate to ESM through State Universities as being done by Andhra University & Punjab University.

Action on the issue to be taken by by- State Govt/UTs and DESW / DGR on all the above decided matters.

You may read the original Minutes of KSB from the Link available below : https://www.desw.gov.in/sites/default/files/31st%20meeting%20held%20on%2011Apr2023_11zon.pdf

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