State OBCs not entitled to quota benefits in Centre: CAT

A person availing reservation in state jobs on grounds of being a "backward" cannot claim the same privilege in the Centre unless declared so by the Union government as well, the Central Administrative Tribunal has ruled. The tribunal passed the order on a petition by four members of the Jat community, recognised as Other Backward Class (OBC) in state of Delhi and seeking quota benefits for appointment as lower division clerks (LDCs) in the Employees State Insurance Corporation Limited , a Central government firm.
They reported for duty after clearing the selection process, but were not allowed to join on the ground that they did not figure as OBC in the Central government list and were not entitled to quota benefits. The petitioners pleaded before the tribunal that the selection was to be made for Delhi region so the OBC candidates belonging to Delhi and coming under the OBC list of the state should be considered for appointment. The tribunal, however, refused to grant any relief to them and dismissed their petitions.
News Source: Times ET


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