More than half of the central government departments did not provide details of the former military personnel appointed by them, as well as the reasons for the shortfall in filling these vacancies, according to the records.
Also, more than half of the departments did not attend a high-level meeting called to monitor the implementation of the ESM’s reservation policy in central civil services and jobs (CCS&P), banks, central public sector organizations (CPSEs), and central armed police forces (CAPFs), as scrutiny of official records reveals.
Records show that officials of 48 of 77 central government departments (62 percent) did not attend the June 2 meeting, chaired by the Ex-Military Welfare Secretary (ESW), to discuss “means of enhancing ESM’s representation in the central civilian sphere”. Services and Jobs (CCS&P)”.
The meeting called by the Reservation Control Cell at the Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), under the Department of Ex-Military Welfare (ESW) of the Ministry of Defense, was supposed to be attended by liaison officers appointed by the various ministries/departments. The main objective of the meeting was to monitor the implementation of the reservation policy for ESM in CCS&P, Banks, CPSEs and CAPFs.
The meeting, which was held in the Southern Bloc, was attended by JT Seke (ESW) Budi Hari Prasad. Major General Sharad Kapoor, Director General (Right); Cmde Atul Dewan, Principal Director (DGR); As well as liaison officers from various ministries and offices of the Ministry of Defense.
Among those not attending the meeting were departments of commerce, agricultural research and education, atomic energy, chemicals and petrochemicals, civil aviation, corporate affairs, civil defense, public institutions, road and highway transportation, law and justice, and port and shipping freight. Waterways, UPSC, etc.
During the meeting, the ESW Department Secretary drew the participants’ attention to the absence of officials from several ministries/departments. He said the next meeting will be with CCS&Ps which “has not appointed liaison officers yet, and liaison officers who have not attended any meeting” – either virtual or physical.
No date has been set for the next meeting.
While officials from about 60 percent of central government departments did not attend the meeting, nearly an equal number did not share information about vacancies for former soldiers, and the number of environmental management mechanisms appointed by them.
The record shows that the custody control cell of the General Directorate of Customs has distributed a “semi-annual report form” to all ministries and departments, to get details of the total number of employees (total and ESM); The total number of direct recruitment vacancies in this period; Total authorized direct recruitment vacancies for ESM; Direct recruitment vacancies reserved for ESM; Number of direct recruitment vacancies filled during the period – both total and ESM; Shortage of filling ESM vacancies; Total strength and percentage (total and ESM); And the reasons for the shortfall in filling vacancies in ESM.
Records indicate that 45 of the 77 departments did not share ex-military designation information as of May 15. and general distribution, corporate affairs, culture, ex-military welfare, geosciences, etc.