Min. of Finance clarification on abolition of posts lying vacant for more than five years
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Dated 23rd May, 2018
Shri M. Krishnan, General Secretary & Member
Standing Committee National Council, JCM
1st Floor, North Avenue,’Po‘Building, New Delhi-110001
I am directed to refer to your representation dated 26th March, 2018 addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister and a similar reference separately addressed to Hon’ble Finance Minister on the above mentioned subject.
2. The matter has been examined keeping in mind the submissions made by you in respect of this Department’s O.M. dated 16.01.2018. It appears that the above issue has been raised in view of this Department’s instructions dated 12.04.2017. This Department had issued compendium of instructions with the approval of Competent Authority in supersession of all previous instructions/orders regarding creation, continuation, transfer and revival of posts. In this regard, it is seen that while issuing the compendium of instructions, some changes in the timelines have been made to ease and speed up the procedure for revival of posts under “deemed-abolished category”. The changes made in the recent order is tabulated below:
|Sl. No.||Prior to 12.04.2017 Order||After 12.04.2017 Order|
|1||The period of live post lying vacant had been one year since
|Now, the post would fall under deemed-abolished category after
a period of two years. The newly created posts, which do not
have RRs would fall under the category of ‘deemed-abolished”
after a period of 3 years.
|2||Physical files were received for creation/ continuation/
revival/ transfer of posts.
|Now, the procedure for revival/continuation of posts under
deemed-abolition has been made through e-office cutting down
the processing time.
|3||The guidelines/instructions for creation/ revival/
continuation/ transfer of posts were in a scattered manner.
|A compendium of instructions has been issued to deal with the
creation/ revival/ continuation/ transfer of posts.
|4||This Department had been receiving proposals for the posts
which have been lying vacant even for more than 20-30 years.
|Due to this inordinate delay, this Department has issued order
for revival of posts with stipulated conditions. The posts can
be got revived from Department of Expenditure subject to
fulfilling of stipulated conditions.
5. I hope the above clarifies the position in the matter.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India