Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sikkim to make reservation for all Sikkimese communities

GANGTOK, August 26: The State Government has approved the reservation for all the Sikkimese Communities in posts and services to be filled up by direct recruitment under the State Government and Public Sector undertakings with immediate effect. Details in box below:
The new notification has also explained that the ‘creamy layer’ as notified by Social Welfare Department to Backward Classes will apply in both cases of ‘Most Backward Classes’ and ‘Other Backward Classes.’

i) Bhutia-Lepcha 22%
ii) Scheduled Tribe (Limboo & Tamang) 14%
iii) Schedule Castes 07%
iv) Most Backward Classes
(Bhujel, Dewan, Gurung, Jogi, Kirat Rai, Manger -
Sunuwar, Mukhia & Thami) 21%
(v) Other Backward Classes
(Bahun, Chettri, Newar and Sanyasi) 21%

In a government notification issued on August 21, 2009, it has said that the reservation provided for women, persons with disability, ex-servicemen and sports persons and artisans of excellence with 30%, 3%, 3% and 2% respectively under horizontal scheme of reservation will continue.
All the earlier order/notifications issued in this regard shall stand superseded, the new notification said. However, it is informed that the post already advertised on the basis of earlier notification shall not be affected and shall continue to be governed by the earlier notification on the subject.