What is Recruitment and what are Recruitment Rules
In Central Government, Recruitment Rules are framed by Ministries for its Cadres and approved by DoPT
Recruitment is the process of selection of incumbents to a designated post and Recruitment Rules are the provisions
prescribed under the Statute, for executing the same. The UPSC is required to advise upon the Recruitment Rules for various Civil Posts which are mandated to it, under the Constitution of India or a specific Act governing an autonomous organization.
Why are Recruitment Rules required to be framed?
The Recruitment Rules are required to be framed for every post, in order to ensure probity and transparency in the process of
Recruitment. They specify the provisions under various Columns, which are required to be adhered to and cannot be changed once
the process of Recruitment has been initiated.
For what kind of posts are the Recruitment Rules required to be framed?
The Recruitment Rules are required to be framed for all posts which have been created and last for a period beyond one year. (In other words, the Recruitment Rules are mandatorily required to be enacted for all posts of a permanent nature.)
What kind of posts are exempted from the purview of mandatory consultation with the UPSC?
The Civil Posts (Classified as Group A & Group B) in the Union of India/ Union Territories of India, which are specifically exempted and included under the UPSC (Exemption from Consultation) Recruitment Rules Branch Regulations, 1958, are exempted from the purview of mandatory consultation with the UPSC for the purpose of framing or amendment of Recruitment Rules.
Which autonomous Organizations are required to consult the UPSC for framing of Recruitment Rules to posts under their jurisdiction?
In accordance with the mandate assigned under Article 321 of the Constitution, the Organizations, established under an Act of the Parliament, where the requirement of mandatory consultation with the UPSC is specified under a designated Section of the Act, are required to seek the Advice of the UPSC for purpose of framing or amendment of Recruitment Rules to Group A & Group B Civil Posts under their organization(s). Examples of such organizations are :‐
the New Delhi Municipal Council, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Employees State Insurance Corporation, Employees Provident FundOrganization, Delhi Jal Board, etc.
Why are Recruitment Rules required to be amended periodically?
Recruitment Rules prescribe various specifications relating to classification of post, pay structure (grade pay), method of recruitment, composition of various Committee(s), essential qualifications & consultation process with the UPSC. The said Recruitment Rules Branch information is based upon extant Guidelines of the DoP&T and Government of India, which are revised based upon inputs like the Pay Commission Recommendations etc. Furthermore, the change(s) in the cadre structure and essential qualifications to a given post etc., also require due amendments in the specific column(s) of the Recruitment Rules. Due to these reasons, the Recruitment Rules are required to be amended every five years, in compliance of the said Guidelines of the DoP&T.
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