IT SEEMS Indian officers have become unhappy over the years. If the number of cases filed in Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) is any indication, either the unhappiness index of Indian bureaucracy has shot up sharply, or officers have become more of a challenger or highly argumentative.
In fact, as on
January 31, 2010, there are 22440 cases pending in CAT, and the number has substantially increased over the years, according to government statistics. During the year 2009, 24496 cases were instituted and 23681 were disposed. It’s not that the government employees become more argumentative all of a sudden resulting in piling up of CAT cases, but the rise is also the fallout of the fact that the number of corporations, societies and other authorities under the CAT went up from 47 to 191 during July 2007 to December 2008.
Now, in addition to setting targets by the chairman for the CAT Benches to dispose cases, the Benches are being advised to give priority to disposal of old cases pending between 2004 to 2007, according to information provided by minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Special drive to fill quota backlog
The number of backlog reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes were 3537, 2969 and 6439 respectively, as on
November 1, 2008. The government has launched a Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies, minister Prithviraj Chavan said in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Babus In Demand
Officers of the rank of deputy secretary or director of the Government of lndia or
equivalent level may apply for post of Deputy Director(Admn) in AIIMS like Institution at Rishikesh under the ministry of health and family welfare. The period of
deputation is for 3 yeas.
For details, check the DoPT CIRCULAR, dated
March 2, 2010