Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training


                2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market

             Dated the 1st February, 2007




Sub:     Promotion of Assistant in the grade of Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) on ad- hoc basis.



            On the basis of the position of posts lying vacant in the Section Officers’ grade in various Ministries/Departments it has been decided that Assistants of Select List 1992 (General & SC category) may be promoted in the grade of Section Officer on ad-hoc basis to the extent of vacant posts (including the posts falling vacant due to retirement between the period of 01.01.2007 to 30.06.2007) intimated by the cadre authorities to this Department.  It has also been decided that   if the eligible Assistants of Select List of 1992 for filling up the vacant posts against the SC category vacancies are not available, the cadre authorities may promote the Assistants of SC category from the Select List of 1993 of Assistants in Section Officer grade on ad-hoc basis.  For filling up the posts of Section Officers under ST category, the cadre authorities may promote the Assistants of ST category of Select Lists of 1994/1995 of Assistants against the vacancies intimated by the cadre authorities to this Department.  The ad-hoc promotion/appointment would be subjected to following conditions:-


(i)         The period of ad-hoc promotion would be upto 30.06.2007 or till the regular Section Officers are made available, whichever is earlier.


(ii)        The ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of Section Officers for regular appointment or to claim seniority in the Section Officers grade of CSS;


(iii)       Ad-hoc appointment would continue till regular candidates in Section Officer Grade are available either through Seniority quota or Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE).  In the event of the ad-hoc appointees are not qualifying for regular appointment in either of these two categories, they will be reverted to the Assistants’ Grade on availability of such regular officers from the date they (regular Section Officers) join duty in their respective cadre allotted to them by this Department;


(iv)       The effective date of ad-hoc promotion in respect of those found fit and clear from vigilance angle would be the date from which the officer concerned joins duty in Section Officers’ grade in his own cadre.


2.         If any of the Officers, who is eligible for promotion in Section Officer grade on ad-hoc basis and is on deputation, he/she may be given option to revert within one month with a view to avail of the promotion on ad-hoc basis.


3.         It is requested that urgent action may please be taken to appoint and promote eligible Assistants and a copy of the appointment order may be endorsed to this Department.




           Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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