DoP&T O.M. No.8/10/2000-CS.II dated 15.12.2000


Appointment of Personal Staff of Minister – Educational and Skill Qualification- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that according to this department’s OM No. 8/5/98-CS.II dated 12.8.99, for appointment of personal staff of Ministers where skill qualification like shorthand/typing is essential, there is no need to verify it in respect of Government Servants provided their parent post is having similar nature of duties. In other cases a certificate from an institution in support of knowledge of shorthand/typing be stressed. Many Ministries have requested to clarify whether the certificate from an institution in support of knowledge of Shorthand/Typing should be from a Government recognised institute or can it be from a private institute. This issue has been examined in this department and clarified that the certificate in support of skill qualification should normally be from a Government recognised institute. However, where it is not possible to obtain a certificate from a Government recognised Institute, in those cases the candidate may be tested locally for speed test at par with the corresponding posts/grades in Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service by the Ministry/Department concerned.