THE government has reminded the Cadre Controlling Authorities of Group “A” services to immediately furnish their comments and suggestions to T Jacob-headed Task Force formed on August 16 this year to comprehensively study the cadre structures of all organized Group “A” services of the government of India and suggest ways to mitigate career stagnation of officers of…various services. The Task Force is further mandated to recommend ideal structure especially at apex (secretary level), HAG Plus, HAG and SAG level, apart from suggesting ideal recruitment in organized Group “A” services. Jacob who has headed the task Force is 1984 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS.
The reminder to the cadre controlling authorities to provide their suggestions “at the earliest” is significant because the Task Force was asked to submit its report within 3 months of its formation i.e. by November 16, 2016. The DoPT circular dated September 30, 2016 further asked the Cadre Controlling Authorities to provide statistical data and threshold analysis under their administrative control.
DoPT in an earlier office memorandum dated August 22, 2016 asked the Cadre Controlling Authorities to summit their suggestions within 15 days, but very few possibly provided those, forcing the personnel ministry to issue this reminder.