F.No.A-12018/5/2013-Ad.11-B
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs

New Delhi, the 18th July, 2013

To
The Chief Commissioners (Customs and Central Excise)

Sub: Validity of Recruitment Rules.

Sir,
I am directed to say that during the Annual Conference of Chief Commissioners, [Customs and Central Excise] held. on 17th July, 2013, some of the Chief Commissioners have raised a doubt whether they can make recruitment pending amendment to Recruitment Rules.

2. Department of Personnel and Training vide OM No. AB.14017/79/2006-Estt. (RR) dated 06th September, 2007 has clarified that Recruitment Rules are statutory and they will not cease to operate unless they are repealed or replaced. Hence, there is no bar for making recruitment on the basis of existing Recruitment Rules.

Yours faithfully,
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(A.K. Qasim)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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