|CSS delegation with minister Jitendra Singh|
A DELEGATION of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Forum on Thursday met minister of state for PMO and personnel Jitendra Singh to highlight their grievances when as many as 1,600 under secretaries in Government of India have been waiting for promotion and thereby pay hikes for nearly four years since the submission of the CSS cadre review. The delegation also drew attention of the minister that there were 73 vacancies at deputy secretary/director level under…Central Staffing Scheme. The delegation however acknowledged that, following their last meeting with minister Singh, the DoPT (department of personnel and training) had expedited their case, and “now the only major step towards conclusion of the case was a presentation to be made by the DoPT for further approval”, said an official government release issued on Thursday.
The minister told the members of the delegation led by the CSS Forum's general secretary Rakesh Kumar that in the last two years, the DoPT had expedited all the cases of promotions, empanelment and cadre reviews, addicting that some CSS officers, who had not received a single promotion for the last over 20 years, were also promoted apart from receiving pay hike. The minister further said, “every government employee deserves to receive his due elevation and enhancement on time, unless there is a compelling reason against it”, the statement said.
In a post in Twitter on Friday, minister Singh said, he assured “Central Secretariat Service employees to expedite their cases of cadre review and promotion”.