Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training


2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 8th August, 2013

Sub:- Promotion of Section Officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) to Grade I (Under Secretary) of CSS on ad-hoc basis.

Sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the appointment of 41 Section Officers of Central Secretariat Service to Grade I (Under Secretary) of the CSS on ‘adhoc’ basis. The promotion is purely on ‘ad-hoc’ basis for a period upto 31.05.2014 or till the posts are filled up on regular basis, or until further orders whichever is earlier. The allocation of officers on their promotion against existing vacancies, is as shown against their names in the Annexure. The ‘ad-hoc’ promotion is subject to the following conditions:
(i) The ad-hoc promotion shall not confer any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List for regular appointment or to claim seniority in the Grade I of the CSS.
(ii) Ad-hoc appointments may be terminated at any point of time without giving any reason therefor.
(iii) The appointment on ad-hoc basis will take effect from the date of assuming the charge of the post of Under Secretary in the Ministry/Department to which the officer has been allocated.
(iv) The service rendered on ad-hoc basis in the Under Secretary grade would not count for the purpose of seniority in that grade or for promotion to the next higher grade.
(v) The appointment is subject to vigilance clearance in terms of this Department’s OM No.22034/4/2012-Estt.(D) dated 2.11.2012 and other relevant instructions on the subject The Ministry/Department concerned where the officer is working should relieve him/her only after verifying that no disciplinary proceedings are pending or contemplated against the officer.
(vi) The Officers, who have not undergone mandatory Level ‘0’ Training as enjoined in Cadre Training Plan for the CSS, will have to undergo the aforesaid training as  per nominations made by this Department.
(vii) No request for retention of the Officers in the same Ministry/Department on promotion from Section Officer to Under Secretary would be entertained.
2. The officers who have been allocated to other Ministries/Departments should be relieved of their duties immediately to enable them to take up their assignment as Under Secretary (ad-hoc) in the Ministry/Department allocated.
3. Formal notification appointing the officers will be issued by the Ministry/Department after the officer(s) have assumed charge of Under Secretary. A copy of the notification issued should be endorsed to this Department.
4. The willingness of the Officers on deputation as to whether they are willing to revert back to the CSS cadre with a view to avail the promotion will be obtained by the Ministry/Department from where the Officer(s) have proceeded on deputation.
5. If any Officer fails to join within one month of this order, the orders of ad hoc promotion in respect of such officers shall stand cancelled automatically.
6. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

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