Promotion Policy for Bureaucrats
The promotions are given in accordance with the provisions in the Recruitment Rules/ Services Rule for the respective posts. The consolidated guidelines on Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for making recommendations in regard to fitness of officials for promotion have been issued vide Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No. 22011/5/1986-Esst. (D) dated 10.04.1989. The policy contained in this OM with regard to Benchmark, assessment of fitness, sealed cover procedure in respect of officers under cloud, zone of consideration for promotion, and other related matters have been reviewed and amended from time to time. The important amendments made in the promotion guidelines during past three years are as under: –
- OM No. 22011/2/2014-Estt.D dated 30/01/2015 regarding Procedure for conduct of supplementary DPC
- OM No. 22011/3/2013-Estt.D dated 25/01/2016 regarding promotion of Government Servants exonerated after retirement-procedure and Guidelines to be followed.
- OM No. 22011/4/2007-Estt.D dated 21/11/2016 regarding Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion – role of Departmental Promotion Committee.
- OM No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.D dated 08/05/2017 regarding Procedure to be observed by the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) – Model Calendar for DPCs – relevant year up to which APARs are to be considered and Model Calendar for conducting DPCs and crucial date for eligibility.
As per information available on Probity portal, up to May, 2018, a total of 25,082 Group ‘A’ and 54,873 Group ‘B’ officers have been reviewed, out of which provisions of FR 56 (j) and relevant rules were invoked/recommended against 93 Group ‘A’ and 132 ‘B’ officers.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.