Appointing Authority, Establishment in Public Sector, Establishment in
kl Acf to providefor rlir r~.sen~orionof vu~~ut~c~ies in services aridposrs
for IIIEurcrnbers of ~freScltL.drrlcd Casres (1t1dSchcdrled Tribes.
WHEHMSthe members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes who xeback~vardclassesofci~izensarc noladrquately represcn~cd
in [heservices and posts within the State;
ANDWIIEREAS it is expedienl lo provide For thc rcscrvation ofvacancics
in services and posts for them;
It is hereby enaclcd in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Republic of
India, by the Legislature of WeaBengal, as follows:-
- (I) This Act may be called [he West BcngaI Scheduled C;LFICSShon lirlc,
and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation or Vacancies in Serviccs and Posts) :
(2) 11 extends to the whole of West Bengal.
(3) I! shall come inlo ?force on such datc as the State Governrnenr
may,by no~ificarionin heOficial Gazette, appoint.
- In this Acl, unless the conlexr olhenvise requires,–
(a) “appointing aurhorily”. in relation lo a service orpost in an
cstablishmenr, means the authority empowered to make
appoinrment lo such service or post;
‘For Swrcmcnt of Ohjccrs and Rcxssons, see ihc C~lcurr~Ga:etrc, Ertrmordirtn~,
Pan 1V. or thc 28h February, 1976. pagc 1111; Tor prcrcccdings of Ihc Wcsr Bcngal
Lcgislarivc As.~cmbly,see rhc proccrdings or thc mccling ofthat Assembly hcld on the
ThisAct came inlo romc on thc 15111Augusl, 1976,vide norilication No.370-TWIEC.
dated rhc 141h hugus!, 1976,publirhcd in fheCalorrraGoielrc. Erimordinaty. Parll, orthc
14h Augus~,1976, p~c1585.
Dcfinilions.Tlie West Bellgal Sclredrrlcd Cnsres atid Scl~edrrlcrlTribcr
(Resenlafiorlof Vacatrcies it1 Services and Pusn) Acr. 1976.
[West Ben. Act
(b) “cs~abtishmenl” means any officeof [heStale Govemment.
a local or statutory authority consrituted under any Srate
Act for the time being in force, or a corporation in which
not less lhan fifty-one per cetrr.af the paid up share capital
is held by thc Slate Governmcnt, and includes universilies
and colleges affilialed 10 the universities, primary and
sccondary schools and also ohcr cducalionnl institutions
which are owned or aided by rhc Stale Government and
also includes an es~abIishrnentin public sector;
(c) “establishmenl in public sector” means any indushy,trade,
business or occupalion owned, conrmllcd or managed by-
(i) the Slale Governmcnt or any depmmcnt of ~hcState
(ji) a Govemment company as defined in section 617 of
the Companies Act, 1956 or a corporation esrablished Or 1956-
by or under a Cenual or Stale Acl, in which nor less
than fifty-one per cc~lr.of the paid up share capirnl is
held by the State Government,
(iii) a local or statutory authority, constiluled undcr any
Slake Acl for the rime being in force:
(d) “establishment in private seclor” means any industry, trade,
business or occuparion which is not an es~ablishmenrin
(e) “Schedule” means ‘[Schedule] appended to this Acl.
- This Act shall not apply in relation to,-
(a) anyernploymenr under the Central Government;
(b) any employmcntin the WestBengal HighcrJudicial Service;
(d) any employment in private sector;
(e) nny employment in domestic service.
‘~hcword wilhin thc quarc bnckcls was substilvttd Tor the words “\heSchcdulc” by
s.2 of lhc WCSIBcngal SchcduIed Carlcs and SclicduledTribcs (Rcscrvationof Vacancies
in Scrvius and Pars) (Sccond Amcndmcnl) Act. 2030 (WESI8cn. Acr XXlV oT2WO).
‘clause (c)was orniflcd by s. 2 or thc IVcsr Bcngal Scheduled Cutcs and Schcdulcd
Tribcs (Rescrvafion of Vacancies in Scrvices and Posb)(An~cndmcnt)Acl, 1994 (West
Acl no1 10
r,– ,.. v, .. “,,–A-The Wesr Be~rgoIScl~crlrrledCusres arid Sclzedrrlecl Tribes
(Reservnriorr of Vaco~lcicsill Sentices a~rdPos~s)Act, 1976.
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