Minister assures them he’ll look into
New Delhi, Feb. 8 (Delhi Crown): A delegation of Central Secretariat officials called on Union Minister of State PMO (Personnel) Jitendra Singh and discussed with him promotion issues, including timely promotions as well as other service matters.
The 12-member delegation representing all Central Secretariat Services (CSS) officers flagged a number of issues before the Minister like immediate Promotions (Regular/ad hoc) in CSS, extending all the benefits of Organized Group ‘A’ Service to Central Secretariat Service Officers such as inclusion in the list of CRD, Cadre Review by CR Division, Non-functional Up-gradation, Declaration of NFSG in JAG Grade, Operationalization of 30% posts at JAG level from overall senior duty posts etc.
The members of the delegation wanted relaxation in the 9-year service clause for proceeding on central deputation. They also requested the Minister to notify and declare 1st October as Central Secretariat Services Day.
Dr Jitendra Singh gave a patient hearing to the members of the delegation and assured them that the DoPT will take all measures to sort out all the pending issues, including the cases pending in the courts.
The minister said that the CSS officials are an essential tool of governance, since the notes and drafts prepared by them form the bedrock of Government policies as the proposals pass through various stages in the government hierarchy.
The Minister told the officers to have out-of-box thinking and innovative ideas to improve the administrative system.
There are three Services in the Central Secretariat, which provide support and continuity of the governmental system in the Central Government Secretariat – Central Secretariat Service (CSS); Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) and Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS).