Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
New Delhi, the 5th March, 1968
SUBJECT:- Departmental Councils set up under the Scheme for Joint Consultative Machinery – Importance of holding of meetings regularly.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Departmental Councils under the Scheme for Joint Consultative Machinery or Central Government employees have been set up in a number of Ministries/Departments. The rules for the conduct of business of the Departmental Councils which are duly adopted by the Councils include a specific provision that the ordinary meetings of these Councils shall be held at periodic intervals. It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that the rule requiring holding of periodical meetings is not being observed in some Departmental Councils. While it may be true that the meetings could not sometimes be held at the prescribed intervals for administrative reasons, nevertheless, in accordance with the spirit of the J.C.M. Scheme every effort should be made to adhere to the provisions in the rules for the conduct of Departmental councils by holding meetings of these Councils regularly. It is accordingly requested that the meetings of the Departmental Councils should be held regularly in accordance with the relevant provisions in the rules for conduct of business of the various Departmental Councils.
Jt. Secy. to the Govt. of India.