The government of India has received a representation of the confederation of Civil Service Associations inter alia seeking parity amongst various services in empanelment and selection for posts at higher level in Government of India.
This was stated by DoPT Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today in Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
The Minister said in Government of India higher posts include cadre posts and posts filled under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) on deputation basis. Empanelment of officers from the participating services is done on an annual basis based on merit, competence and suitability of the officer. The guidelines for empanelment are broadly same for all the services participating under CSS.
Significantly, the Minister said that there are no deputation posts in Government of India exclusively for IAS officers and they are considered under Central Staffing Scheme along with other participating services.
Inter-cadre tussle or turf war has been the Achilles’ hill of the otherwise steel frame Indian Bureaucracy.