Job Reservation for SC ST and OBC in PSUs
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1428
ANSWERED ON: 11.02.2020
Job Reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in PSUs
A.K.P. Chinraj, A. Ganeshamurthi Will the Minister of
HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government is planning to revamp job reservations issue for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in State-run companies following sharp fall of employment opportunities to them consequent upon disinvestment in all the Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs);
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether it is true that the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) is examining the issue of job reservations for SCs, STs and OBCs in State run companies following disinvestment and if so, the details thereof;
(d) the total disinvestment made in various PSEs company and category-wise during the last three years along with the reasons for disinvestment;
(e) the total number of SCs, STs and OBCs presently working in various PSEs company and category-wise; and
(f) the total number of SCs, STs and OBCs who lost their jobs in these companies during the said period?
THE MINISTER FOR HEAVY INDUSTRIES & PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
(SHRI PRAKASH JAVADEKAR)
(a to d): Job reservation is available to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) as per the extant Government policy. The Government follows a policy of disinvestment in CPSEs through Strategic Disinvestment and Minority Stake sale. The Minority Stake sale does not involve transfer of management control of CPSE. Strategic Disinvestment implies disinvestment of substantial stake of government shareholding of CPSEs along with transfer of management control. It is expected that the strategic buyer will bring funds / technology / new management etc. for the optimum development of business potential of the CPSEs under Strategic Disinvestment. The growth of the CPSEs, post Disinvestment, would be able to generate higher economic activity including growth of the ancillary industries and will create job opportunities for all including SCs, STs and OBCs. Details of the disinvestment transactions made in various CPSEs company-wise and category-wise during last 3 years are given at Annexure.
(e & f): Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) collects information in respect of CPSEs as per input performa of its Public Enterprises (PE) Survey, which is a public document and placed on the Table of the House every year. As per information available, the total numbers of SCs / STs / OBCs employees in CPSEs as on 31-3-2019 are as follows:
Year as on
On-Roll Employees SC Emp. ST Emp. OBC Emp. Total SC+ST+OBC % of Total (F/B)
In Lakhs (in %)
A B C D E F G
31-03-2019 10.31 1.81
(19.15) 4.80 46.54
CPSE wise and category-wise (Executives, Supervisor and Non-Executives) detail in this regard is available at Statement No. 24, Volume-I of PE Survey.
During last two years i.e. 2017-18 and 2018-19, the representation of SCs / STs / OBCs employees in CPSEs stood at 46.30% as on 31.03.2018 and 46.54% as on 31-3-2019.
Source: LOK SABHA