No. 12/76/2012-FA (UN)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi, the 4th September, 2012


Subject:- Grant of Cadre clearance and extension of tenure of foreign assignments of officers of the Organized Gp. ‘A’ & Op. ‘B’ Services of the Government of India with the international organizations- reg.

Kindly refer to this Department’s O.M. No. AB-14017/2/07-Estt. (RR), dated 29/02/2008, regarding Consolidated guidelines on deputation/foreign service for members of the organized Gp. ‘A’ and Op. ‘B’ Services of the Central Government. In this regard, the undersigned is further directed to say that the ACC has approved that the norm of fixing seven years as maximum period away from the cadre may be followed strictly.

2. Therefore, all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are hereby requested to restrict the proposals of officers of the organized Gp. ‘A’ & Op. ‘B’ Services of the GOI proceeding on foreign assignment from a deputation post to a maximum of seven years on the deputation post and the foreign assignment put together subject to the tenure limits prescribed in the above referred O.M. dated 29/02/2008.