Seniority of SC and ST Government Servants on their Promotion – Dopt Orders
2.3 Seniority of SC/ST Government servants on their promotion by virtue of rule of reservation roster O.M. No.20011/1/2001-Estt. (D) Dated 21st January 2002 SC/ST Government servants on their promotion by virtue of rule of reservation roster will be entitled to consequential seniority also. In other words, the candidates belonging to general/OBC category promoted through a later DPC will be placed junior to the SC/ST Government servants promoted through earlier DPC, even though by virtue of the rule of reservation.
Clarification on reservation roster vis-a-vis seniority: In case of promotion, vacancies meant and reserved for SC/ST are determined through the roster points in the reservation roster. It is clarified that the said reservation roster/points are meant only for identifying the vacancy that goes to a particular category of officer and in no way acts as a determinant for fixation of seniority of the officer in a panel recommended by the DPC. According to this Department’s O.M. No. 35014/7/97-Estt.(D) Dated 8th February 2002, the DPC is to grade an officer as ‘fit’ or ‘unfit and the feeder grade seniority of the officers assessed as fit would be maintained in the promoted grade.