THE government on Monday decided to increase the number of senior level posts of Central Engineering Service (Roads), a lesser known Group 'A' service that comes under the ministry of road transport and highways. Accordingly, the number of posts of CES (Roads) will be as follows: 2 for HAG level, 5 for SAG level and 36 for JTS level. The decision, taken by the Cabinet on Monday afternoon, further said that…the proposal would be implemented “immediately”.
With the Cabinet approving the cadre review of CES (Roads), there will be an additional expenditure of Rs 1.8 crore per annum. As regards to the special reserve for deputation, there will, however, be no financial liability.
It was, however, decided to decrease the number of posts at the STS level to 28, according to a release issued by the cabinet secretariat on Monday.
It was also decided to recruit against 86 posts as special reserve at entry level (JTS) for deputation purpose only outside the cadre strength, in addition to the normal vacancies arise in the JTS level in the cadre.
The CES (Roads) cadre has been in existence since 1959. And the first allocation of Group ‘A’ technical post was fixed at 189 in 1976.
The cadre review was due long ago, as the last Cadre review of the service was carried out in the year 1987, i.e. 30 years ago.
The mechanical cadre will be merged with the civil cadre in a phased manner so that the move won’t have any adverse impact on the present incumbents.