No. 4 /10/2005-P&PW (D)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare



3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan

New Delhi-110003, the 25th April 2005





Subject:- Deputation of Central Government officers to Central Public Enterprises


              The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum No. 5 (25) /63-BPE (PESB) dated 6th March 1985, (copy enclosed for ready reference issued by the Bureau of Public Enterprises, stipulating that appointment of Central Government servants in Central Public Enterprises would be allowed only on the basis of permanent absorption unless any particular post or posts or organisation as a whole is exempted from the principle of immediate absorption.  Proposals relating to exemption from the principle of immediate absorption were so far being considered by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare.


               It has now been decided that exemptions from the principle of immediate absorption in Central Public Enterprises will henceforth have to be obtained from the Department of Public Enterprises only.


                 The administrative Ministries are requested to take necessary steps to implement this decision with immediate effect.  It is also requested that wide publicity to the above decision may be given amongst all Central Public Enterprises functioning under their administrative control.


                    Hindi version will follow.



(Geeta Ram)

Director (PW)

(Tel: 2462 4752)





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No.5 (25)/83-BPE (PESB)

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Bureau of Public Enterprises


CGO Complex, Lodi Road

New Delhi-110003




Subject:- Deputation of Government Officers to Central Public Enterprises  - Review of Policy.


1      No.2 (90)/68-BPE (GM) dated       8.11.68

2.     No.2 (57)/68-BPE (GM) dated 26.2.69

3.     No.2 (57)/68-BPE (GM) dated 13.5.69

4.     No.2 (57)/68-BPE (GM) dated 18.8.71

         The undersigned is directed to refer to the marginally noted Office Memoranda of this Ministry and to say that the Government have reviewed the policy regarding deputation of Government officers to Central public enterprises in the context of the need for toning up the performance of public enterprises.


          In supersession of all extant orders on the subject, it has been decided that deputation of all Government officers including those belonging to Defence Services, to all posts (whether Board-Level of below Board-level) in Central Public enterprises should, except in the cases mentioned in the following paragraph, not be permitted from the date of issue of this O.M.  Hereafter, such officers could join posts in the Central public enterprises only on immediate absorption basis.


3.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (i)  However, deputation may be permitted for a maximum period of three years in the case of Chief Executives and regional/zonal chiefs of Central public enterprises who require continuous liaison and coordination with  State Governments and where expertise acquire in the State Government is needed for organisational efficiency.  Following are the examples of enterprises coming under this category.


(a)    Central Cottage Industries Corporation

(b)    Central Inland Water Transport Corporation

(c)    Central Warehousing Corporation

(d)    Cotton Corporation of India

(e)    Food  Corporation of India

(f)      Handicrafts & Handlooms Export Corporation Ltd.

(g)    National Handloom Development Corporation

(h)    National Seeds Corporation

(i)       Rehabilitation Industries Corporation

(j)                   Rural Electrification Corporation

(k)     State Farms Corporation

(l)       Trade Fair Authority of India



(ii)           Deputation may also be permitted in the case of Chief Vigilance Officers in all Central public enterprises; the tenure of officers of Organised Services appointed to posts of Chief Vigilance Officers in public sector undertakings should be the same as the tenure that would be permissible in their cases on their deputation to the Centre.


The policy that Government employees joining public sector undertakings can do so only on ‘immediate absorption’ basis will also apply to employees of one public sector  undertaking joining other public sector undertakings, regardless of the level of the posts involved.


In respect of officers who acre already on deputation to Central public enterprises, the existing terms and conditions of their deputation will operate.  However, no extension of deputation beyond the periods specified in their deputation orders should be allowed.


The Administrative Ministries and the various cadre authorities are requested to take necessary steps to implement these decisions.




( C.P. Mittal)

Adviser (Personnel Management




           All Administrative Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.