Wednesday, February 01, 2017

450 vacancies, but no IRS is eligible! A delegation of IRS officers seeks minister Jitendra Singh’s intervention

SOUNDS odd, but there’s no taker for 450 posts of joint commissioner or JAG level in revenue department which have been lying vacant. The reason is there is no officer of Indian Revenue Service eligible to be promoted, as recruitment rules prescribe minimum residency of five years at deputy secretary level as eligibility criteria. On Tuesday, a delegation of IRS officers approached minister of state for personnel and PMO Jitendra Singh seeking an intervention by…
department of personnel and training (DoPT) for the clearance of backlog in promotions, according to a press statement issued by the personnel ministry on Tuesday.
The delegation comprising officers such as Rajesh Menon (Mumbai), Anantharaman Aiyer (Delhi) CK Singh and BK Singh further appraised the minister that officers up to 2007 batch were already promoted, and hence they requested for relaxation of 9 months for gaining eligibility for the officers of 2007 batch who were left out. The members of delegation further sought the minister’s intervention so that the DoPT could take a holistic view of circumstances and grant relaxation for promotion to JAG/JC-IT.
Earlier in December, a delegation of Central Secretariat Service officers met with minister Singh to highlight their grievances, as about 1,600 under secretaries in Government of India were waiting for a promotion and pay hikes for nearly four years since the submission of the CSS cadre review. Also, CSS officers reminded the minister that there were 73 vacancies at deputy secretary or director level under Central Staffing Scheme.

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