Revival / filling up to vacancies under ‘deemed abolished’ category-delegation of power.
G.I., M.F., O.M. No. 2(1)/E.Co-ord.1/2003, dated 9-9-2003
Sub.:- Revival / filling up to vacancies under ‘deemed abolished’ category-delegation of power.
As the Financial Advisers are aware, if a post is held in abeyance or remains unfilled for one year or more, it is deemed as abolished. Revival of such a post requires approval of this Department.
2. It has since been decided to delegate the power to the Ministries/ Departments to consider and decide, in consultation with their Internal Finance Division, revival of such a post up to Deputy Secretary/ Director level subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:-
(i) There exists functional justifications;
(ii) Matching savings are available from out of ‘live posts’, i.e., filled up posts or posts vacant for less than one year;
(iii) It is not a direct recruitment vacancy (falling under DoP&T OM, dated 16-5-2001 on optimization of direct recruitment to Civilian posts);
(iv) It has not been abolished/ recommended for abolition in compliance to any specific Government instruction, e.g. 10% economy cut or ERC Report, IWSU/SIU study, etc.
3. The Financial Advisers are requested to bring the above instructions to the notice of the concerned administrative divisions in their Ministries/ Departments. They are free to refer any matter where at here is a difference of opinion with the administrative Ministry to the Department of Expenditure for a final decision/ resolution. They are also requested to send to this Department [Joint Secretary (Per.)] a quarterly report containing the following information: –
(a) Details of post(s) revived- designation, scale of pay, number of posts, date of vacancy and mode of recruitment.
(b) Functional justification in brief.
(c) Details of matching savings provided- designation, scale of pay and the number, and whether filled up posts or vacant and if so, the date of occurrence of vacancy.
(d) Confirmation to the effect that the condition prescribed for revival have been strictly followed.