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

North Block, New Delhi
23rd September, 2013


Subject: Regulating parameters for exercise of discretionary powers enjoyed by Ministers at the Centre.
The undersigned is directed to refer this Department’s O.M. No.372/14/2012-AVD-III dated 16th April, 2012 and 1 st May, 2012 wherein all Ministries/Departments were requested to put in place regulatory parameters for exercise of discretionary powers of Ministers and to put them in public domain so as to minimize arbitrariness in exercise of such powers and to send a copy of the guidelines, if already framed, within 15 days. The Ministries/Departments which were yet to prepare appropriate guidelines in the matter were asked to do so within three months from the date of issue of the said OM dated ft May, 2012 and to indicate the reason for delay in finalization of appropriate guidelines to this Department.
2. In this regard, several reminders have already been issued and the latest reminder was sent vide this Department’s D.O. of even number dated 7th August, 2013 (copy enclosed). However, the requisite information in respect of your Ministry/Department has not been received till date.
3. It is therefore requested to kindly expedite the requisite information to this Department urgently.

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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