GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block,New Delhi,
dated 30th June, 2009
Sub: Representation of Women Members on the various Committees/Boards concerned with selection to Group C&D posts in Central Government.
The undersigned in directed to refer to this Department's O.M.No.35021/1/85-Estt(c) dated 8 th November,1985 (Copy enclosed) on the subject mentioned above and to say that the matter has been further considered and reviewed by this Department and it has been decided that all appointing authorities may be instructed to scrupulously observe the following guidelines:-
(i)The composition of selection Committees should be representative. It should be mandatory to have one woman member in the Selection Boards/Committees for making recruitment to ten(10)or more vacancies and lady candidates are expected to be available for the service / Post.
(ii) Where the number of vacancies against which selection is to be made is less than 10, no efforts should be spared in, finding a lady officer for inclusion in such Committees / Boards.
(iii) In the event of such an officer not being available in the Ministry / Department itself, there is no objection to nominating lady officer from any other office at the same station.
(iv) Wide Publicity should be given to all appointments in Government, Advertisements should be issued in the language (s) spoken by large number of people of the State/UTS, apart from English and Hindi. Further,for Group'C: level Posts, having only basic qualifying requirements, information about vacancies for recruitment should also be disseminated through schools and colleges in that area, in addition to normal channels.