No. 9/2/2003-CS-II

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)


3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,

Khan Market,New Delhi –110003,

Dated the 20th  April, 2005




Subject: -  Change in the Mode of Recruitment and abolition of vacant posts in the Grade of Lower Division of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS).


The Government had set up a Committee on Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) in February, 2001.  The Committee submitted its report in February, 2002.  The Report of the Committee has been considered by the Government and inter-alia following decisions, have been taken: -


(i)                  To discontinue the Direct Recruitment to the post of Lower Division Clerk of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS).


(ii)                To abolish vacant posts of Lower Division Clerk in CSCS, which are filled up through direct recruitment.


(iii)               To change the mode of recruitment for the post of Lower Division Clerk in CSCS by way of 70% by promotion of Group ‘D’ staff and 30% through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (for Group ‘D’ Staff).


2.               All the Cadre Authorities of CSCS are requested to immediately issue the necessary orders abolishing all the vacant posts in the Lower Division Grade of CSCS as on 3.10.2003, falling under Direct Recruitment Quota (80% on the basis of Competitive Examination held by the SSC and 5% on the basis of selection made by Staff Selection Commission from amongst outstanding sportsmen) except those against which nominations had already been made by this Department and the nominated candidates have reported for duty subsequently.  So far as the posts of LDC falling vacant on and after 3.10.2003 are concerned, 85% of all such vacant posts shall also continue to be abolished in each Select List year.


3.               Consequently, the instructions regarding restructuring of CSCS, issued vide this Department’s O.M. No.14/7/76-CS-II dated 16.10.1979 as amended vide O.M. No. 14/7/76-CS-II dated 30.11.1979, O.M. No. 12/6/91-CS-II dated 16.3.1992, O.M. No. 12/8/90-CS-II dated 30.3.1994 and O.M. No. 3/10/94-CS-II dated 11.9.1995 shall stand withdrawn.


4.               Necessary notification relating to amendments to the CSCS Rules, 1962 will be issued separately.










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Copy for information and necessary action to:-


(i)                  Secretary, Staff Selection Commission, Block No.12, CGO Complex, New Delhi.


(ii)                Deputy Secretary (CS-I), DoP&T, L.N. Bhawan, New Delhi.