Abolishing Clerical Posts in Central Government Departments

| August 16, 2016

Abolishing Clerical Posts in Central Government Departments – Rajya Sabha Question and Minister reply in Parliament

Abolishment of clerical posts in all Govt establishment

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

RAJYA SABHA

QUESTION NO 2086

ANSWERED ON 04.08.2016

Abolishment of clerical posts

2086 Shri Rajkumar Dhoot

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES ANDPENSIONS be pleased to state :-

(a) whether it is a fact that Government has abolished all clerical posts in all Government establishments;

(b) if so, the details thereof and reasons behind this move of Government;

(c) whether this move of Government would further complicate the unemployment scenario amongst the youth; and

(d) if so, whether Government would review the decision and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (d): The Government of India has not abolished all Clerical Posts in all Government establishments. SSC has made recruitment for the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Upper Division Clerk (UDC) in respect ofvacancies reported by various Ministries/Departments/Sub-ordinate offices of Government of India.

However, the First Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Service was taken up in the year 2001. The Government had accepted recommendations of the committee in the year 2003 that Direct Recruitment LDC in Central Secretariat Clerical Services (CSCS) cadre may be stopped with immediate effectand all posts of LDC in CSCS presently filled through Direct Recruitment mode be abolished as and when these fall vacant. It was also decided to abolish 90% of the posts in the grade of UDC as and when these fall vacant, in future.

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Source : Rajya Sabha

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