Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions

( Department of Personnel & Training )


3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,

Khan Market, New Delhi 110003.

Dated : 28th October, 2003.




Sub : Cadre Restructure of Central Secretariat Service (CSS).

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)                                         A new Senior Selection Grade (Rs.14300-400-18300) to be designated as Director is introduced in CSS, with the cadre strength of 110.


(ii)                                       The cadre strength of CSS in respect of other grades would be as under


(a)   Selection Grade (Deputy Secretary)


(b)   Grade I               (Under Secretary)


(c)   Section Officer


(d)   Assistant



(iii)                                     There will be no further in situ upgradations in any of the grades of CSS and all promotions will be vacancy based.


(iv)                                      Further Cadre Review of CSS would be undertaken after three years to remove distortions, if any, due to downsizing of the Government.


2. The restructured strength of CSS in various grades, as above will be effective from 03.10.2003.


3. Necessary notification relating to amendments to the CSS Rules will be issued separately.



( Devki Nandan Gupta )

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



All Cadre Authorities of CSS