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

New Delhi Ė 110001
August 22, 2001


Subject:-Promotion Scheme for Staff Car Drivers

The undersigned is directed to invite attention of the Ministries/Departments to the provisions of this Departmentís Office Memorandum of even number dated February 15, 2001 regarding promotion scheme for Staff Car Drivers and to say that in terms of the said O.M., the posts of Staff Car Drivers in various Ministries/Departments are required to be redistributed in the ratio as prescribed in para 4 of the O.M. and this restructuring is to take effect from 8.11.1996. Consequently, promotion against additional vacancies becoming available in higher Grades due to re-distribution of the posts (including in the Special Grade) is also to be given effect from 8.11.1996. References have been received from different Ministries/Departments seeking a clarification on how the cases of those Staff Car Drivers who have resigned or died or have retired on or after 8.11.1996 but before implementation of provisions of O.M dated 15.2.2001 are to be regulated as such employees cannot be trade tested.

2. The matter has been examined. It is clarified that in so far as the Special Grade is concerned, no trade test has been prescribed for promotion to this Grade and as such, those Staff Car Drivers, who were in position as on 8.11.1996 and have resigned or died or have retired before implementation of the provisions of O.M dated February 15, 2001, are to be considered for promotion along with those still in service, provided they were otherwise eligible for promotion and in the event of being recommended for promotion, they may be promoted from 8.11.1996 with consequential benefits .

3. However, promotion to the Grade-I (Rs.4500-7000) and Grade-II ( Rs.4000-6000), which is by method of non-selection is further subject to the passing of the prescribed trade test. In such cases, the persons in position as on the date of assessment, who were eligible for promotion as on 8.11.1996, will be required to be trade tested before being considered for promotion to the higher Grades from the retrospective date. However, in respect of Staff Car Drivers, who were in position as on 8.11.1996 and have resigned or died or have retired before implementation of the O.M. dated 15.2.2001, it has been decided that the requirement of the trade test may be waived in their case to enable them to avail the promotion

4. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned for immediate action.




All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India

Copy to:-

1. The Presidentís Secretariat, New Delhi.
2. Vice-Presidentís Secretariat, New Delhi.
3. The Prime Ministerís Office, New Delhi.
4. The Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.
5. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi.
6. The Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi.
7. Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi.
8. Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi.
9. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi.
10. The Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.
11. All attached offices under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
12. The Secretary, National Commission for Minorities.
13. The Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes.
14. The Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM),13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi.
15. The General Secretary, Central Government Staff Car Driversí Association, G-86-Moti Bagh-II, New Delhi 110022.
16. All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM.)
17. NIC (DoP&T) for placing this Office Memorandum on the website of DoP&T
18. All Sections/Officers in DoP&T
19. Facilitation Centre, DoP&T (20 copies)
20. Establishment (D) Section, DoP&T (200 copies).