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