The Union Cabinet of India on 23 May 2013 approved the Special Recruitment Drive to fill the backlog in reserved vacancies of Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC). The decision to bring the special recruitment drive into effect was chaired by Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh at New Delhi.
Under the recruitment drive of 75000 identified vacancies 48000 were filled in 2012 under the drive and the government wants to fill the remaining backlog by 2013. During the meet of the cabinet, different ministries and departments were made responsible to make concerted efforts to fill the remaining backlog of reserved vacancies.
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