Consequent to the approval of Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) in 2006, the sanctioned posts of Group A personnel in General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) were increased from 654 to 980.
Category wise break-up in different posts of Group `A` SC/ST/OBCofficers of GREF at the entry level lying vacant as on date is as under:-
The recruitment Is an ongoing process and Group `A` posts are filled up by UPSC through Combined Engineering Service Examination and interview conducted by them. On basis of candidates made available by the UPSC against Asstt.Executive Engineers (AEEs) vacancies, offers of appointment were issued to 56 SC/ST/OBC candidates in 2010-2011. A requisition for filling up 90 vacant posts of AEE (Civ) including SC/ST/OBC posts for the year 2011 has already been sent to UPSC. The recruitment process for other posts filled up through Direct Recruitment as well as promotions is underway. A specific time frame cannot be fixed by the Ministry.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri(Capt.)Jai Narain Prasad Nishad in LokSabha today.