Review of Pay fixation of DR ASOs appointed after 01.01.2006 - Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to pay of Junior promotee Assistants F.No. 7/13/2017-CS-I (A) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension Department of Personnel & Training CS-I (A) Section Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi Dated 28th December, 2017 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Review of Pay fixation of DR ASOs appointed after 01.01.2006 - Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to pay of Junior promotee Assistants - Reg. The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the orders issued by the following Ministries/ Departments on the issue of stepping up of pay of Direct Recruit ASOs (erstwhile Assistants): 2. The above orders have been made part of attached documents of M.A (No.4260/2017) in CA. No.150/2016 filed in Hon’ble CAT, PB by Shri Ajay Lawania and others vs. UoI and Others through which they have demanded extension of similar benefits to the remaining applicants of above OA No.150/2016. Out of the above 27 ASOs, 24 ASOs are also party to the O.A No.150/2016 and the OA No. 150/2016 is still sub-judice in Hon’ble CAT, PB, New Delhi. The next date of hearing in the OA No.150/2016 is 09.01.2018. 3. The matter in regard to stepping-up of pay of DR ASOs with reference to promotees, in brief, is as under: 3.1 Shri Kamlesh Kumar (Rank No. 148) and Shri Santosh Kumar Gaund (Rank No.390, joined as ASOs on 07.07.2008 through CGLE-2005 in Ministry of Defence. M /o Defence sought advice of DoP&T for stepping up of their pay with the promotee Assistant namely, Shri Suresh Kumar (SL:2008), who was promoted on 10.07.2008 in the Ministry of I&B. DoPT advised M /o Defence to step up the pay of Shri Kamlesh Kumar and Shri Santosh Kumar Gaund with reference to their junior Shri Suresh Kumar subject to the following conditions: a. The senior was drawing more pay in the pre-revised scale in the post of Assistant; b. The junior has started drawing more pay than the senior as a consequence of fixation of pay in the revised scale. It was further advised that the pay be stepped up from the date of occurrence of (b) above and officials shall not be entitled to arrears from 01.01.2006 till the date of stepping up of pay. 3.2. Accordingly, Ministry of Defence stepped up the pay of both DR ASOs Shri Kamlesh Kumar (Rank No. 148) and Shri Santosh Kumar Gaund (Rank No.390) with the pay of promotee ASO namely Shri Suresh Kumar. Based on the stepping up pay of Shri Santosh Kumar Gaund, other ASOs of the CGLE-2005, who were higher in the rank, claimed the benefit from their respective Ministries with reference to the junior DR ASOs of the same batch working in the different Ministries and the same was granted by some Ministries. 3.3. The matter was re-examined and Department of Expenditure, vide their D.O. letter dated 23.02.15 clarified that it would not be appropiate to create a new concept of stepping up of pay in deviation of established principles, if the pay of DR ASOs appointed after 01.01.2006 is stepped up with that of UDCs promoted to the post of ASOs between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008. Normally, as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, the stepping is allowed if the anamoly, if at all arising, is a direct outcome of fixation of pay in the revised pay scale from the pre-revised scale to the effect that the senior who was drawing higher pay in the pre-revised scale, starts drawing power pay in the revised scale. In the instant case, seniors have never drawn pay in the pre-revised scale prior to 01.01.2006 as they were not borne on the service. 3.4 Department of Expenditure’s U.O. Note No.10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009 is in regard to fixation of pay in the revised pay structure of Assistants / PAs of Central Secretariat vis-a-vis the pay drawn by them earlier as Assistant/ PA or on lower post of UDC in the pre-revised pay structure obtaining prior to 01.01.2006. Therefore, the provisions contained in the U.O. note dated 14.12.2009 is for bringing over the employees drawing pay in the pre-revised pay scale to the revised pay structure based on the Sixth Central Pay Commission effective from 01.01.2006. 3.5 In View of the above, a need has been felt to review, all cases wherein stepping up of pay had been allowed to senior DR ASOs appointed after 01.01.2006 w.r.t juniors promoted between 1.1.06 to 31.08.08 and further to revise pay fixation in such cases and also to effect recoveries of excess payment, if any. Accordingly, this Department issued O.M. No 7 / 7 / 2008-CS-I(A) dated 25.05.15 for revision of pay fixation in revised pay structure of such DR ASOs and also for initiating action for effecting recoveries of excess payment. However, this O.M. dated 25.05.15 was challenged in Hon’ble CAT, PB through O.A. No.2147/2015 (Kamlesh Kumar & Others vs UoI) and the operation of above O.M. was stayed by Hon’ble CAT, PB vide their Order dated 23.06.15 and the same was communicated to all Ministries / Departments by this Department vide O.M.No. 9/1/2015 -CS-I(A) dated 24.07.15. Therefore, the matter regarding stepping up of pay of DR ASOs (COLE-2005) appointed after 01.01.2006 is still sub-judice. 4. Shri Ajay Lawania, ASO (now Section Officer) in DoPT also sought similar stepping up of his pay with reference to his juniors in CGLE-2005 vide his representation dated 04.06.15. This was not agreed to by this Department and the same has been communicated vide O.M. dated 15.06.15 in view of this Department’s O.M. dated 25.05.15, as mentioned above. Therefore, Shri Ajay Lawania alongwith 76 other applicants, through his O.A No.15 /2016, sought relief from Hon’ble CAT, PB for quashing of this Department’s O.M dated 15.06.15 and also stepping up of pay with reference to his junior. While the above OA is pending in Hon’ble CAT, PB, Shri Ajay Lawania has also filed the MA as mentioned at para-2 above. 5. Meanwhile, some of the Ministries including those mentioned at para-1 above have issued orders for stepping up of pay of DR ASOs of CGLE-2005 after 25.05.2015 including for those who are also party to the above OA (150/ 2016) when that the matter is presently sub-judice. 6. As the issue of stepping up of pay of DR ASOs of CGLE-2005, appointed after 01.01.2006 w.r.t juniors promoted between 01.01.06 to 31.08.08 is presently sub-judice, as explained above, all the Ministries / Departments are hereby directed:- i. Not to issue any stepping up of pay orders in respect of DR ASOs of CGLE-2005 till the issue is finalized in the above mentioned court cases; ii. The orders issued by Ministries as mentioned in para will all be subject to review on the outcome of the court cases filed in Hon’ble CAT, PB in this regard (OA No.2147/2015-Kamlesh Kumar, OA and OA No.150/2016-Ajay Lawania). 7.The above may be noted for strict compliance. S/d, (D. Banerjee) Under Secretary (CS.I(A)) Ph: 24642705 Singed Copy … Continue Reading…
Review of CSS Officers (Deputy Secretary/Director) under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972 No. 3/8/2015-CS-I(D) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003 Dated the 15 January, 2018 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Review of CSS Officers (Deputy Secretary/Director) under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even no. dated 26.02.2016 on the subject mentioned above (copy enclosed) and to say that next meeting of the Review Committee is likely to be held shortly. As the information/inputs are necessary to under take review of the officers, it is requested that the same may be furnished to this Department in the prescribed format (indicated at Annexure-l). 2. It is, therefore, requested that information/inputs may please be provided at the earliest so that the cases may be submitted for the consideration of the Review Committee. 3. This may please be accorded Priority. S/d, (Debabrata Banrejee) Under Secretary to the Govt. of India 24629413 Archana Varma Joint Secretary (AV) Phone : 2309 3668 Fax : 2309 4001 D.O.No.3/8/2015-CS,I(D) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL. PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS NORTH BLOCK NEW DELHI-110001 26th February 2016.. I would like to draw your kind attention to the exercise of review under FR 56 (j)/Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. 2. As CSS/CSSS officers are posted in Ministries/Departments, comments/inputs furnished by the Ministries/Departments are extremely pertinent to the review. 3. Considering the large number of officers due for review, you may kindly, in the first instance, send inputs on officers who in the opinion of the Ministry/Department should be considered under extant provisions. The inputs may be furnished in the format annexed at the earliest and preferably by 10th March 2016. For remaining officers, the inputs may be furnished subsequently. While furnishing inputs, the following may kindly be kept in view: (i) The inputs sought are over and above what is available in APARs. Group A Officers APARs are available with DOP&T. In respect of others (i.e., SO/PS and below), requisite inputs from APARs may also be furnished in their cases. (ii) Documents in support of contention may also be furnished (iii) No column in the format is left blank. 4, It is also solicited that the inputs are furnished with the approval of Secretary only. Yours sincerely, S/d, (Archana Varma) Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR) Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya) (Railway Board) File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3 New Delhi, dated : 16.01.2018 The General Manager/CAOs(R), All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list) Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Subsequent to issue of clarifications regarding bunching of stages while fixing the pay in 7th CPC Schedules to RS(RP) Rules, 2016 vide Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3 dated 27.09.2016 (RBE No. 139/2017), queries have been raised by several Railways on granting benefit of bunching of stages in case(s) where pay of two direct officers (belonging to different allotment year) came out to be fixed at first cell of Level-13 though, difference in their pays as on 31.12.2015 is comprising two stages. 2. In this context, it is intimated that the issue has been referred to Ministry of Finance (copy enclosed) and clarification on the same is awaited. S/d, (Jaya Kumar G) Deputy Director(Pay Commission)VII Railway Board GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) F.No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3 New Delhi, dated: 15/01/2018 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages under revised pay structure. Detailed guidelines on the subject have been issued vide MoF’s OM No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017, which has been adopted in Railways through letter 27.09.2017. Para 7 of MoF’s OM dated 03.08.2017 states clarify inter alia “…..benefit on account of bunching cannot be extended with reference to pay stages lower than the Entry Pay indicated by the 7th CPC (emphasis added) for that level in the Pay Matrix. Extending the benefit of bunching with reference to pay stages below the entry pay will perpetuate the difference in pay on account of differential Entry Pay which was addressed by 7th CPC (emphasis added)”. 2. However, para 8 (iv) of the said OM states “All pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC structure (emphasis added) as indicated in the Pay Matrix in 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching” 3. However, certain cases have come to notice of this Ministry where this crucial difference in terminology in para-7 & para-8 of the OM is leading to confusion/ambiguity as to whether entry pay in 6th CPO alone and not 7th CPC is the deciding factor for determining bunching eligibility. Relying on the terminology adopted in para-8, cases have been noticed where benefit of ‘bunching’ has been given to direct officers of 2002 allotment year w.r.t. their junior of 2003 allotment year. Their pay fixation details are enclosed at Annexure-A. Similar cases involving certain retired officers in Level-13 and Level-14 has also been received. Illustration in this regard is enclosed at Annexure-B. 4. While the over-riding spirit of the clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance’s OM referred to above, was to avoid differential entry pay and was not to provide benefit of bunching at the entry level, this dichotomy in para-7 & para-8 is leading to differing interpretations. Clarifications over the issue may kindly be provided to enable uniform interpretation. Encl. As above. S/d, (S. Balachandra Iyer) Executive Director, Pay Commission-II Railway Board Signed Copy … Continue Reading…
NFPE - National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharma from 12th to 16th February 2018 NOTICE National Federation of Postal Employees 1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001 Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: [email protected] Mob: 9868819295/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com NO.PF-12/2018 Dated :17 January,2018 NOTICE It is hereby notified that National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharma from 12th to 16th February 2018 in Chief PMG Office Campus ., Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001. All Members/Leaders of NFPE Unions are requested to participate in Dharna in maximum number as per schedule enclosed herewith for settlement of 15 Points Charter of Demands. S/d, (R.N. Parashar) Secretary General CHARTER OF DEMANDS 1. Implementation of positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report for GDS 2. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular membership verification. 3. Filling up of all vacant posts in all Cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A.S.A, Postmen, Mail guard, mailmen, MTS,MMS Drivers and artisans, P.A CO. P.A SBCO, Postal Actts and GDS. Drop the move of amendment in P.A. S.A., P.A.CO & P.A. SBCO Recruitment Rules. 4. Implement CSI, and RICT only after providing all required infrastructure including band width and stop harassment , victimization in the name of new schemes , technology induction, under contributory negligence factor and trade union victimization. 5. Stop out sourcing privatization and Corporatization. 6. Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC and settle other issues of Casual Laboures. 7. Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO Postmaster Cadre, Postal Actts etc and accept the modifications suggested by federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’. 8. Withdraw N.P.S (contributory Pension Scheme) Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension. 9. Implement 5 days week in Postal Operative offices. 10. Stop move of diversion of business of P.O SB Schemes to Banks (Nationalized and Private) 11. Stop move of closure of Army Postal Service. 12. Grant OSA and OTA to RMS staff and special allowances for P.O & R.M.S Accounts. 13. Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAOS IN Postal Accounts with 40% S.C.F quota as approved by DOPT. 14. Status of Audit to SBCO. 15. Benefit of SDBS to retried GDS employees. Source : NFPE … Continue Reading…
DOPT : Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING North Block, New Delhi Dated the 15th January, 2018 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities — reg. With enactment of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016′ from 19th April, 2017 and notification of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULES, 2017′ on 15th June, 2017, the following instructions are issued in line with the provisions made therein regarding reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, as defined under Section 2(r) of the Act against the posts and services of the Central Government. 2. QUANTUM OF RESERVATION 2.1 In case of direct recruitment, four per cent of the total number of vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment, in the cadre strength in each group of posts i.e. Groups A, B and C shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities. 2.2 Against the posts identified for each disabilities, of which, one per cent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one per cent, under clauses (d) and (e), unless otherwise excluded under the provisions of Para 3 hereinunder:- (a) blindness and low vision; (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness 3. EXEMPTION FROM RESERVATION: If any Ministry/Department in the Central Government considers it necessary to exempt any establishment or any cadre or cadres fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities, it shall make a reference to the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities giving full justification for the proposal, who having regard to the type of work carried out in any Government establishment by notification and subject to such condition, if any, as may be specified in the notification, in consultation with the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) may exempt any Establishment or any cadre(s) fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities. 4. ADJUSTMENT AGAINST UNRESERVED VACANCIES: 4.1 In the category of posts which are identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities, a person with benchmark disability cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment by direct recruitment against an unreserved vacancy. Thus a person with benchmark disability can be appointed by direct recruitment against vacancy not specifically reserved for the persons with benchmark disability, provided the post is identified suitable for persons with benchmark disability of the relevant category. 4.2 Persons with benchmark disabilities selected without relaxed standards along with other candidates, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible candidates with benchmark disabilities which will thus comprise of candidates with benchmark disabilities who are lower in merit than the last candidate in merit list but otherwise found suitable for appointment, if necessary, by relaxed standards. 5. CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY: A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit a certificate of disability issued by a Competent Authority. Such certificate in the event of selection of such person for any post, will be subject to such verification/re-verification as may be decided by the competent authority. 6. COMPUTATION OF NUMBER OF POSTS TO BE RESERVED: 6.1 The number of posts to be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities in case of Group C posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies in the cadre strength of Group C posts, in the establishment, although the recruitment of the persons with benchmark disabilities would only be against the category of posts identified suitable for them. The number of vacancies to be reserved for the persons with benchmark disabilities in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in an establishment shall be computed by taking into account the total number of vacancies arising in Group ‘C’ posts for being filled by direct recruitment in a recruitment year both in the identified and non-identified category of posts under the establishment. Since reservation, wherever applicable, for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is provided computing total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified category of posts as well as unidentified category of posts, it may be possible that number of persons appointed by reservation in an identified category of post may exceed four per cent. 6.2 Reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in the cadre in all the Group ‘A’ posts or Group ‘B’ posts respectively, and the computation of total vacancies shall include vacancies arising in the identified and non-identified category of posts. 7. EFFECTING RESERVATION – MAINTENANCE OF ROSTERS: 7.1 Every Government establishment shall maintain group-wise a separate vacancy based 100 point vacancy based reservation roster register in the format given in Annexure for determining/effecting reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – one each for Group ‘A’ posts filled by direct recruitment, Group ‘B’ posts filled by direct recruitment and Group ‘C’ posts filled by direct recruitment. 7.2 Each register shall have cycles of 100 points and each cycle of 100 points shall be divided into four blocks, comprising the following points: 1st Block – point No. 01 to point No. 25 2nd Block – point No. 26 to point No. 50 3rd Block – point No. 51 to point No. 75 4th Block — point No. 76 to point No.100 7.3 Points 1, 26, 51 and 76 of the roster shall be earmarked for persons with benchmark disabilities – one point each for four respective categories of disabilities. The Head of the establishment shall ensure that vacancies identified at SI. No.1, 26, 51 and 76 are earmarked for the respective categories of the persons with benchmark disabilities. However, the Head of the establishment shall decide the placement of the selected candidate in the roster register. 7.4 All the vacancies arising irrespective of vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities shall be entered in the relevant roster. If the vacancy falling at point no. 1 is not identified for the Person with Benchmark Disability or the Head of the establishment considers it desirable not to fill it up by Persons with Benchmark Disabilities or it is not possible to fill up that post by the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities for any other reason, one of the vacancies falling at any of the points from 2 to 25 shall be treated as reserved for the person with benchmark disability and filled as such. 7.5 Likewise, a vacancy falling at any of the points from 26 to 50 or from 51 to 75 or from 76 to 100 shall have to be filled by the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. The purpose of keeping points 1, 26, 51 and 76 as reserved is to fill up the first available suitable vacancy. 7.6 There is a possibility that none of the vacancies from 1 to 25 is suitable for any category of the person with benchmark disability. In that case two vacancies from 26 to 50 shall be filled as reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities. If the vacancies from 26 to 50 are also not suitable for any category, three vacancies shall be filled as reserved from the third block containing points from 51 to 75. This means that if no vacancy can be reserved in a particular block, it shall be carried over into the next block 7.7 After all the 100 points of the roster are covered, a fresh cycle of 100 points shall start. 7.8 If the number of vacancies in a year is such as to cover only one block (say 25 vacancies) or two (say 50 vacancies), the category of the persons with benchmark disabilities should be accommodated as per the roster points. However, in case, the said vacancy is not identified for the respective category, the Head of the establishment shall decide the category on the basis of the nature of the post, the level of representation of the specific disabled category in the concerned grade/post etc. 8. INTER SE EXCHANGE AND CARRY FORWARD OF RESERVATION IN CASE OF DIRECT RECRUITMENT: 8.1 Where in any recruitment year any vacancy cannot be filled up due to non availability of a suitable person with benchmark disability or for any other sufficient reason, such vacancy shall be carried forward in the succeeding recruitment year and if in the succeeding recruitment year also suitable person with benchmark disability is not available, it may first be filled by interchange among the following four categories of disabilities, at one percent each to each category: (A) (a) blindness and low vision; (B) (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (C) (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (D) (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness, 8.2 Only when there is no person with benchmark disability available for the post in that year, the employer shall fill up the vacancy by appointment of a person, other than a person with benchmark disability. 8.3 If the nature of vacancies in an establishment is such that a given category of person cannot be employed, … Continue Reading…
Attributes of Organised Group A Central Services – Clarification regarding.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Room NO.341, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110003.
November 19, 2009
November 20, 2009
Subject: Attributes of Organised Group A Central Services – Clarification regarding.
The Department of Personnel and Training has been receiving a number of reference seeking clarifications about the attributes and definition of the Organised Group a Central Services. Many service associations have also filed applications in various courts claiming the status of an Organised Group a Service and the consequential benefits. It appears that the difference between an Organised Group A Service and other Services/Cadres has not been appreciated in its true sense. The attributes of an Organised Group a Service are clearly laid down in the existing Monograph on Cadre Management published by this Department. In order, However, to remove any doubt, the same are reiterated below:
( i) The Highest cadre post in such services is not below the level of Rs.37400-67000 Plus Grade Pay Rs. 10000 (SAG)
(ii) Such services have all the standard grades namely, Rs.15600-39100 plus Grade pay Rs.5400 (JTS), Rs.15600-39100 plus Grade pay Rs.6600 (STS), Rs.15600-39100 plus Grade pay Rs.7600/Rs.37400-67000 plus Grade pay of Rs.8700 (JAG/NFSG) and Rs.37400-67000 plus Grade pay of Rs.10000 (SAG):
(iii) At least 50% of the vacancies in Junior Time Scale (JTS) in such services are required to be filled by direct recruitment:
(iv) All the vacancies above JTS and up to SAG level in such services are filled up by promotion from the next lower grade:
(v) While a service may comprise one or more distinct cadre (s ), all such cadres should be governed by composite Service Rules facilitating horizontal and vertical movement of officers of a particular cadre at least up to SAG level. The cadre posts of an Organised Service expressly belong to that service. The posts not belonging to any service are classified as General Central Service and, therefore, an Organised Group A Service cannot have posts/Grades classified as General Central Service: and
(vi) Such a service consists of two distinct components, namely Regular Duty Posts and Reserves. The reserves are generally of four types, viz (i) Probationary Reserves, (ii) Leave Reserve, (iii) Training Reserve and (iv) Deputation Reserve. The various types of reserves are usually created and accounted for in the Junior Time Scale.
Note: The existing Organised Group A services have evolved over a period of time and may have minor deviations owing to their respective functional requirements. The Services already declared as such need not, however, be reviewed.
2. The above are certain basic attributes of an Organised Group a Service There is, however, nothing to suggest that the services/cadres fulfilling these criteria would be automatically conferred the status of an Organised Group A Service. An Organised Group A Service is one which is constituted consciously as such by the Cadre Controlling Authorities and such a service can be constituted only through the established procedures.
Under Secretary to the Government of India