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Periodical review of Cadre Structure of Group ‘A’ Central Services: Reminder by DoPT

Reminder to Cadre Controlling Authorities for Cadre Review

M. S. Subramanya Rao
Director (CRD)
D. O. No. I. 11019/16/2016-CRD
Dated the 20th December, 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,

As you are aware, Department of Personnel & Training is the nodal agency of the
Government of India for personnel management policies. One of the major functions
envisaged to the Department of Personnel & Training concerns the periodical review of
cadre structure of Group ‘A’ Central Services. Although the cadre management and cadre
review are primarily the concern of individual cadre controlling authorities (CCA), the
responsibility for laying down standards in the matter and for coordination rests with the
Department of Personnel & Training in accordance with its role as the nodal agency for
formulation and evaluation of personnel policies in Government of India.

2. The standard setting task was taken up by the Deptt. of Personnel & Training from
time-to time. Latest guidelines on cadre review of Central Group ‘A’ Services were issued
vide O.M. No. 1-11011/1/2009-CRD dated 14th December 2010. As per these guidelines, the
ideal periodicity of cadre review is 5 years. Status of cadre review of all the Central Group
‘A’ Services, as available in this Department as per data provided by the CCAs is at
Annexure-I It is observed that most of cadres are not adhering to the periodicity of 5
years for cadre review. In some of the cases, the cadre review is pending for even more
than 20 years. Status of Cadre review proposals processed in DoPT as on 30.11.2016 is at

3. in view of the above, all the Cadre Controlling Authorities of Central Group ‘A’
Services are requested as under:

(i) Where the cadre review is due (please refer to Annexure-I), complete cadre
review proposals of such services may be forwarded to this Department by
the Cadre Controlling Authorities latest by 31st March, 2017.

(ii) For the cadre review proposals, which are under consideration in DoPT and
is pending for lack of certain information/clarification(s)/revision, the
concerned Cadre Controlling Authorities may please provide necessary
information/clarification(s)/revised proposals latest by 31/01/2017.

(iii) The cadres where the recommendations of CRC and approval of Minister of
State (PP) and Finance Minister has been obtained may move the Note for the
Cabinet by latest by 31/01/2017.

(iv) The cadres, where the cadre review is not feasible due to court cases or any
other reasons, may forward the status report alongwith the reasons with the
approval of competent authority.

4. Cadre review of other services (Group ‘B’/’C’/erstwhile ‘D’ services) may also be
undertaken immediately in consultation with Deptt. of Expenditure and as per guidelines
contained in DoPT’s OM No. 2/1/1987 dated 23/11/1987 (copy enclosed) and a status
report may be provided to the Deptt. of Personnel & Training in this regard
latest by 31st March, 2017.

5. I shall be grateful, if you kindly look into the matter personally and get the action
requested above expedited.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,
(M. S. Subramanya Rao)