Bureaucrats Joining Private Sectors





Bureaucrats Joining Private Sectors

No IAS/IPS/IRS officer has resigned during the last three years to take up jobs in private sector. However, the number of IAS, IPS and IRS officers who resigned from their respective service during the last three years on personal ground is as under category-wise:-


IAS – 11

IPS – Nil

IRS – 15

No prior permission is required for officers who have resigned to join other organizations. However, in terms of Rule 26 of All India Services (Death Cum Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, for officers who retires from service, prior permission of Government is required if they wish to accept post retirement commercial employment before the expiry of one year from the date of their retirement.

Taking into account the strength of All India Services, the number of IAS, IPS and IRS officers tendering of resignation is within the normal limit as per record maintained by the respective cadre controlling authorities.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Ashwini Kumar in the Lok Sabha today.

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OBCs in Government Services

As per information received from various Ministries/ Departments till date, the representation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs), as on 01.01.2013, in 69 Central Government Ministries/Departments was 5,23,721 which is 17.74% of 29,52,080 employees.

The reasons for lower representation of Other Backward Classes in services are identified as under-:

(i) Reservation for Other Backward Classes started only from the year 1993.

(ii) Other Backward Classes candidates who were appointed up to 1993, that is before introduction of reservation for the Other Backward Classes, are not included for counting the representation.

(iii) There is generally a time gap between occurrence of vacancies and filling thereof as recruitment is a time consuming process.

(iv) Some reserved posts for Other Backward Classes remain vacant due to non-availability of suitable candidates of reserved category.

(v) Some of the selected Other Backward Classes candidates do not join the service or leave the service after joining because they get better opportunities elsewhere.

Reservation in Central Government jobs for Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes employees is provided at the rate of 27%, 15% and 7.5%, respectively. As per information received till date from 69 Ministries/ Departments, the representation of Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as on 01.01.2013, was 17.74%, 17.57% and 7.73%, respectively.

  Instructions have been issued in June, 2013 to all concerned to make concerted efforts to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies. A committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to analyse the reasons for less employability of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes in Government sector and to suggest remedial measures. Keeping in view the recommendations of the Committee, various time bound measures have been identified and intimated to concerned Ministries/Departments to fill up such backlog vacancies.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Kumari Shobha Karandlaje in the Lok Sabha today.

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Filing Assets and Liabilities

Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 mandates that every public servant (as defined in the Act, which includes Ministers, Members of Parliament, Government employees, employees of statutory bodies, PSUs, etc.) shall make a declaration of his assets and liabilities as well of his spouse and dependent children in the manner as provided by or under the said Act. In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (l) of sub-section (2) of section 59 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), read with section 44 and section 45 of the said Act, the Central Government has notified the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 in the official Gazette on 14th July, 2014, which, inter alia, contain the forms in which such information/return is required to be filed.

Subsequently, concerns and apprehensions were raised by several Ministries/Departments and other stakeholders, inter alia, about the complexity involved in furnishing the desired details in the forms prescribed under the Rules. Accordingly, the Government of India vide its order dated 28-08-2014, constituted a Committee to simplify the forms and the process in which public servants shall make declaration of assets and liabilities. The said Committee has submitted its First Report on 01-10-2014, recommending simplified formats for declaration of moveable property and for declaration of debts and other liabilities by public servants.

The Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 have also been amended by a notification dated 8th September, 2014, by which the time limit, for furnishing of such information/return by public servants, has been extended till 31st December, 2014.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Sudheer Gupta & others in the Lok Sabha today.

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Brain Drain in Service Sector

In order to encourage scientists to continue in Government service, the scientists etc., are given speedy and timely promotions without linking it to availability of vacancies. Doctors, in teaching faculty, are allowed to serve upto the age of 65 years. Government servants who are given special training or are allowed to take study leave have to execute a bond for serving the government for minimum of 3 years after such training/leave. Also all Group ‘A’ Government servants need to obtain the permission of the Government if they wish to take up any commercial employment within a year of their retirement.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shrimati Meenakshi Lekhi in the Lok Sabha today.

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Sanction for Prosecution

Sanction for prosecution received from the Central Bureau of Investigation is pending against 247 Public Servants in 108 cases in various Central Government Ministries/Departments as well as State Governments, as on 31.10.2014.

Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) vide its Office Memorandum No. 372/19/2012-AVD.III dated 03.05.2012 has circulated duly approved recommendations of Group of Ministries (GoM), wherein, the competent Authority has been instructed to mandatorily take a decision within a period of three months from receipt of request and pass a speaking order.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Nandi Yellaiah in the Lok Sabha today.

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Prosecution of Bureaucrats

The Department of Personnel & Training has issued guidelines vide its OM No.399/33/2006-AVD-III dated 6th November, 2006, providing for a definite time frame at each stage for handling of requests from CBI for prosecution of public servants. The Group of Ministers (GoM) on tackling corruption, in its first report, had also given certain recommendations for speedy disposal of sanction of prosecution cases, which included - taking decision on such cases within 3 months; monitoring of such cases at the level of Secretary of the Ministry/Department and submission of report to the Cabinet Secretary; and in cases of refusal to accord sanction, submission of a report to the next higher authority within 7 days for information (where competent authority is Minister such report is to be submitted to the Prime Minister). On the basis of the said recommendation of the GoM, instructions have been issued by the Government on 3rd May, 2012. All Ministries/ Departments were again advised to strictly comply with the instructions contained in the OMs dated 6.11.2006 as modified by OM dated 03.05.2012.

Department of Personnel & Training handles prosecution sanction cases under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act,1988 for Indian Administrative Service, Central Secretariat Service (Under Secretary & above level) & CBI (Gr A) Officers only, being their cadre controlling department. Sanction for Prosecution are accorded under section 197 CrPC or section 19 of the PC Act, 1988 against Bureaucrats who can be of various ranks and from different service cadres including State Services and All India Services officers posted in the State cadres. Each service cadre has different competent authority for the said sanction depending on rank & service cadre of the official concerned.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shrimati Rama Devi and Shri Laxman Giluwa in the Lok Sabha today.

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