27,488 government posts for SCs/STs/OBCs unfilled

27,488 government posts for SCsSTsOBCs unfilledNew Delhi : A staggering 27,488 government jobs reserved for scheduled castes and tribes and other backward classes are lying vacant with the maximum discrimination against these categories being in the educational sector, an NGO said Wednesday.

Of the unfilled posts as of May 8, 2013, 12,195 are reserved for scheduled tribes, 8,332 for other backward castes and 6,961 for scheduled castes, the Asian Centre for Human Rights said.

The report titled “India’s Unfinished Agenda for Inclusion: A study on denial of reservation to the tribals in the government services and posts” said central universities were the most discriminatory against these communities.

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