Compendium of Instructions for Creation and Abolition of posts in Autonomous Bodies-DoE OM dated 4.1.2024

Department of Expenditure issued Compendium of Instructions for Creation and Abolition of posts in Autonomous Bodies under central Government with further instructions for Revival, Continuation, Conversion, Transfer, Up-gradation, Down-gradation of Posts

DoE OM dated 4.1.2024 Instructions for Creation and Abolition of posts in Autonomous Bodies

F No. 7(1)/E.Coord-I/2017(Part. III)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 4th January, 2024

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Compendium of instructions for Creation, Revival, Continuation, Conversion, Transfer, Up-gradation, Down-gradation and Abolition of posts in Autonomous Bodies under Central Government.

The following compendium of instructions for Creation, Revival, Continuation, Conversion, Transfer, Up-gradation, Down-gradation and Abolition of posts in Autonomous Bodies under Central Government is issued in supersession of all previous instructions / orders.

2.General:
2.1 These instructions shall apply to creation, continuation, revival, conversion, transfer, up-gradation, down-gradation and abolition of posts in Autonomous Bodies under Central Government in supersession of all instructions or advice issued till date.

2.2 Any specific exemption allowed to any Autonomous Body under a Ministry or Department on creation, revival, continuation, conversion, transfer, up-gradation and down-gradation of posts is also withdrawn.

2.3 (a) If delegation of powers for creation, revival, continuation, conversion, transfer, up-gradation and down gradation of posts are required or otherwise available under any Authority, the same shall be brought to the notice of this Department separately for further necessary action.

(b) Autonomous Bodies, which are financially self- sustained or receives marginal/negligible grant from Government of India, seeking exemption from these instructions shall submit proposal to Department of Expenditure clearly bringing out the quantum of grant received from Government of India. However, these Autonomous Bodies shall abide by the Pay Level in Pay Matrix as applicable to equivalent posts/ranks in Central Government/ approved by Central Government.

2.4 Proposal for creation, revival, continuation, conversion, transfer, up-gradation, down-gradation and abolition of posts [except where powers are delegated to Administrative Ministries/Departments and FAs vide this order] shall be routed through IFD with the approval of Secretary of Administrative Ministry / Department.

2.5 These instructions shall not be applicable to CPSEs, which may follow the instructions issued by Department of Public Enterprises in this regard.

2.6 These instructions shall not be applicable to Statutory posts. A post shall be categorised as Statutory, if it is specifically mentioned under the provisions of any Act of Parliament. Post(s) created by Rules/ Notification/ Executive orders under any of the provisions of a Statute subsequent to notification of the Statute for smooth functioning of the Statutory Body shall not be categorised as Statutory Post(s). These posts shall be subject to the provisions of these instructions.

2.7. The power to create post(s) resides with Cabinet and Department of Expenditure as given hereunder. No proposal for delegation of power to create posts to any Authority shall be included in any Appraisal notes [CEE, EFC, etc], Draft Cabinet Note (DCN) or Bill.

2.8 Proposals for creation of posts as part of a Statute should invariably be brought to the notice of Department of Expenditure through Appraisal Notes/DCN for approval.

Creation of posts

3.1 Creation of posts at SAG and above levels [Pay Levels-14 and above] and Chief Executive of Autonomous Bodies irrespective of pay level shall be submitted to Cabinet.

3.2 Proposals for creation of posts noted at para 3.1 shall be submitted to Cabinet by the Administrative Ministry as per laid down procedure after consultation with nodal Departments including Department of Expenditure.

3.3 All other proposals for creation of posts shall be referred to Department of Expenditure through respective Integrated Financial Division (IFD), with the approval of Secretary of Administrative Ministry / Department.

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3.4 In case of multiple proposals, e.g. proposals for different grades in the same Autonomous Body or one or more Autonomous Bodies under the same Ministry / Department, the Administrative Ministry/Department shall submit a consolidated proposal.

3.5 Proposals for creation of posts shall be submitted on file, along with the prescribed checklist issued by this Department (Annexure- I). Separate checklist may be prepared for each category of post. Proposals without complete information and without approval of Secretary of Administrative Ministry/Department will not be considered and will be returned to the Administrative Ministry.

3.6 The authority competent to approve creation of post(s) shall be as below:

Level of PostApproving Authority
Posts equivalent to SAG and above levels [Pay Level-14 and above]Cabinet
Posts below SAG Level [Below Pay Level-14]Department of Expenditure

4.Creation of Supernumerary posts:

4.1 The Competent Authority for creation of posts and procedure in respect of supernumerary posts shall be the same as for regular posts given at para 3 above.

4.2 Supernumerary post(s) shall be personal to the officer(s) for whom it is created and for a limited period to be specified in the order itself. It shall stand abolished as soon as the officer(s) for whom it is created vacates it on account of retirement/promotion/ accommodation against a regular post/or any other reason.

4.3 Administrative Ministries/Departments under intimation to concerned Financial Advisors shall maintain a record of the supernumerary posts, the particulars of the individuals who hold liens against them and the progressive abolition of such posts as and when the holders of the posts vacate them.

Abolition and Revival of posts

5.1 A post lying vacant for more than 5 years from the date of creation or date of falling vacant, shall stand abolished.

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