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PIL launch Special Recruitment for SC and ST

A PIL has claimed that the 33 government departments in Tamil Nadu had nearly 50,000 backlog vacancies meant for scheduled caste candidates, and has sought a special recruitment drive for SCs in the state.

The first bench comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam, before which the PIL filed by S Karupiah, founder of Central and State Government SC and ST Employees Federation, came up for admission, has sought the government’s response by next week.

The petitioner’s counsel P Vijendran furnished department – wise shortfall / surplus data which revealed that more than 50,000 vacancies meant for eligible SC candidates were lying vacant in 33 departments. According to him, there were 874 vacancies remaining unfilled in Group A posts, while there were 7,638 vacancies in Group B, 14,862 in Group C and 28,674 vacancies in Group D posts.

The state government had recently issued a notification to recruit 1,870 village administrative officers, ignoring that backlog vacancies for SCs was unfilled. Another notification intending to recruit 3,631 Group – II vacancies through the TNPSC too disregarded this fact, he said.

Vijendran said there were thousands of eligible SC candidates waiting to take part in the selection process in the state, and added that a representation to this effect was sent to the authorities on 5th May, 2012 and added that the PIL was filed because there was no response from the authorities.