Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Dated the 2nd May, 2012.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s OM No.21/7/2007-CS.I (Desk) dated 1.2.2010 (copy enclosed) on the captioned subject wherein it was stated that only the posts in the Ministries/Departments and participating attached and subordinate offices which are created with the approval of either the Cabinet or the Department of Expenditure would be encadred into CSS, CSSS or CSCS, as the case may be.
2. From the proposals forwarded by the participating Ministries, it has been observed that some Ministries have created posts in the grades where there are already a large number of vacancies. In some cases the tenure of the proposed posts is not long enough by which the recruitment process can be completed to fill up the post. Due to this, there is unavoidable delay in the encadrement and filling up such posts. It has also been observed that on some occasions the Ministries have upgraded or abolished the cadre posts of CSS/CSSS/CSCS without the consent of CS Division to make the matching saving for creating other posts. Such upgradation/abolition of cadre posts by participating Ministries is not in accordance with the relevant Rules as only the Department of Personnel & Training has the authority vested in it for modifying the cadre strength of these services.
3. The participating Ministries are therefore requested that CS Division may invariably be consulted prior to creation of posts, if encadrement in CSS/CSSS/CSCS is envisaged. Also, no proposal be initiated for upgradation or abolition of cadre post of CSS/CSSS/CSCS without the consent of CS Division. If allocation of posts by DOPT in any grade of the participating Ministry is in addition to its requirement, such posts may be intimated to DOPT which can be allocated to other Ministries. It is also informed that there is no provision in relevant Rules for permanent exclusion of any cadre post from the cadre of CSS/CSSS/CSCS and therefore none of the cadre post can be converted to or filled up by any service other than CSS/CSSS/CSCS.
4. Ministry of Finance etc. are requested to keep in view the aforesaid instructions while approving the creation of posts. In the sanction order for creation of posts, the mode of filling up the posts i.e by encadrement into CSS/CSSS/CSCS may be clearly specified to enable quick processing of the matter.