DoPT issued calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group ‘A’ Services

DoPT issued calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group ‘A’ Services

DoPT issued calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group ‘A’ Services
calendar for cadre review of central group a service

DoPT has issued calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group ‘A’ Services and requested to all Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) to submit cadre review proposals in accordance with the calendar without any exemption.

F. No. I. 11019/9/2018-CRD
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Cadre Review Division
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 25/5/2018
Sub: Calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group ‘A’ Services
The undersigned is directed to say that in terms of this Department’s OM
No. I. 11011/1/1009-CRD dated 14/12/2010 the ideal periodicity of cadre
review is 5 years. Despite the said instructions and repeated reminders, it
has been observed that the said periodicity is not followed. The cadre
review in some cases is pending for even more than 40 years.
2. In view of the above, this Department has prepared a calendar (Annexure)
for cadre review of the Central group ‘A’ Services, which is required to be
followed by the Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCA) strictly. The months
and year mentioned in the calendar is the time frame by which the cadre
review proposal should be submitted by the Cadre Controlling Authorities to
DoPT positively.
3. All the CCAs are therefore requested to submit cadre review proposals in
accordance with the calendar without any exemption. For other service which
have not been mentioned in the calendar and the cadre review is not due,
the Cadre Controlling Authority concerned may submit their proposal in
accordance with the Cadre Review Guidelines, as and when they feel that the
cadre review is required.
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4. Any proposal for addition in cadre strength of Central Group ‘A’
Services (Creation, encadrement, upgradation, merger etc.) must be routed
through DoPT as reiterated in this Department’s OM No. I. 11019/17/2016-CRD
dated 15/2/2017.
(M S Subramanya Rao)
Director (CRD)
All the Cadre Controlling Authorities of Central Group ‘A’ Services (as per
list enclosed)
Copy to:
1. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (Attn: Mrs. Annie G.
Mathew, JS (Pers)), North Block, New Delhi
2. Estt. (RR), DoPT 
Cadre Review completed:

1. Central Industrial Security Force

2. Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS)
(New Service)


1. Defence Research and Development Service

2. Survey of India Group ‘A’

3. Indian Metrological Service


1. Central Water Engineering Service

2. Medical cadre of BSF

3. Medical cadre of ITBP

4. Medical cadre of CRPF

5. Indo-Tibet Border Police

6. Indian Foreign Service

7. Central Health Service

8. Indian Railway Medical Service

Proposals under consideration :

1. Indian Railway Personnel Service

2. Indian Railway Traffic Service

3. Indian Railway Service of Engineers

4. Indian Railway Accounts Service

5. Indian Railway Stores Service

6. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers

7. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers

8. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers

9. Railway Protection Force

10. Indian Defence Estate Service

11. Indian Naval Armament Service

12. Indian P&T Building Works Service

13. Indian Economic Service

14. Indian Ordanance Factories Health Service


1. Defence Quality Assurance Service

2. Indian Legal Service

3. Indian Corporate Law Service


1. Geological Survey of India (All services)

2. Central Engineering Service (CPWD)

3. Central Architect Service (CPWD)

4. Central Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Service

5. Military Engineering Service [Engineering cadre (IDSE),
Surveyor cadre and Architect cadre]


1. Indian Revenue Service

2. Indian Radio Regulatory Service

3. Central Labour Service


1. Indian Revenue Service (Customs)

2. Indian Cost Accounts Service

3. Indian Information Service (Mid-term review)


1. For IPESS Cabinet approval obtained. Notification/Order
to be issued by the Department.

2. For Indian Economic Service, CCA is required to provide
information sought by DoPT latest by 30/5/2018

3. The month indicated above is the target month for the
CCAs for submission of cadre review proposal to this

4. Services, where cadre review could not be undertaken due
to any court cases (s) related to cadre review, the
concerned CCA may provide detail of such case and reason(s)
for non conducting cadre review with approval of
Minister-in-charge. In remaining cases, even if the CCA is
of the view that no change required in the cadre, objective
of the formation of service, changes which took place since
last Cadre Review, requirement of service/posts in present
scenario may be assessed and sent to this department with
the approval of Minister-in-Charge.

5. CCA concerned may develop their own calendar for cadre
review of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ posts. No requirement for
sending proposal of cadre review of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ to
this department unless question of policy or up gradation
of posts from Group ‘B’ to Group ‘A’ is involved.

6. For any assistance, Cadre Review Division of DOPT may be

Source: DoPT

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