Revised Flexible Complementing Scheme for Scientists – DoPT Order Dated 13.3.2024

DoPT vide its OM dated 13.3.2024 issued Revised Flexible Complementing Scheme for Scientists

Revised Flexible Complementing Scheme for Scientists

No. AB-14017/41/2013-PP(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 13th March, 2024


Subject: Revised Flexible Complementing Scheme for Scientists

Based on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (6th CPC), the Flexible Complementing Scheme (FCS) for Scientists, that existed in some of the scientific Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, was modified and instructions on Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme were issued by this Department vide O.M. No.AB-14017/37/2008-Estt(RR) dated the 10th September 2010. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has also formulated the Personnel Policy for Group-A S&T Officers of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology vide O.M File No.2(11)/2016-Pers III dated 19.09.2016. These guidelines are not applicable to DRDO and Departments of Atomic Energy and Space, where the Scientists are governed by another scheme called Merit Based Promotion Scheme.

2. Subsequent to the issue of these guidelines, a need was felt for enhancing the educational qualifications in the MFCS by several Ministries/Departments in order to recruit Scientists as per their work function and detailed deliberations were held on the issue. Keeping in view that the field of Science and Technology is evolving, the requests of the various Ministries/Departments have been examined and suitably incorporated in the revised scheme. In order to obviate future concerns relating to interpretation regarding Educational Qualifications or inclusion of new disciplines, the revised scheme provides for setting up of an Inter-Ministerial Committee under Secretary, DoPT with Secretary, DST as Member and Secretary of the concerned Ministry/Department as the co-opted Member.

3. A revised FCS is appended to this OM. Provisions of Revised FCS would be effective from 01.07.2024. All Scientific Ministries / Departments presently implementing MFCS and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology shall initiate action for incorporating the provisions of the Revised FCS by amending the provisions of relevant recruitment rules so that RRs are brought in conformity with the provisions of the Revised FCS.

4. The Ministries/Departments may bring the Scheme to the notice of concerned autonomous Organizations under their administrative control for placing the same before their respective Governing Bodies for adoption.

5. Hindi version will follow.

(J. Sriram Murty)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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