Appointment of Retired Bureaucrats – Lok Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2876
ANSWERED ON: 10.07.2019
Appointment of Retired Bureaucrats
Will the Minister of
PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether a large number of retired bureaucrats at senior levels have been re-employed as consultants/advisers etc.; and
(b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise including Tamil Nadu?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a): Keeping in view the exigencies of work, Ministries/Departments may hire professionals or consultants for a specific job, not against a regular post. Some retired senior civil servants having expertise and eminence are also appointed as Advisors with a view to achieve certain specified public policy objectives.
(b): As the respective Ministries/Departments are authorised to engage consultants, no centralised data is maintained.