Applicability of Model Code of Conduct – Reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the Govt. of India – Sub-quota for Minority Communities.
It has been brought to the notice of the Commission that the Central Government has carved out 4.5% sub-quota for minorities from within 27% quota for OBCs in violation of the Model Code of Conduct and should be stopped by the Commission.
The Commission, while considering the matter, took into account the fact that the decision was taken and announced on 22nd December, 2011 i.e. before the coming into force of the Model Code of Conduct on 24th December, 2011, and directed the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) that the Office Memorandum dated 22nd December, 2011, issued by them shall not be given effect to in the aforesaid 5 poll going States viz. Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, until the completion of the election process in these States.
Election Commission of India
New Delhi , 11th January , 2012