New conditions imposed on State Government officers looking for Central Government deputations
According to the new regulation, I.A.S, I.P.S and I.F.S officials who were accused of corruption, or those who had failed to submit their annual property details, shall not be eligible for central government appointments.
Union Public Service Commission has issued new guidelines in this regard. Here are the details:
I.A.S, I.P.S, and I.F.S officials interested in taking up deputation duties for the Central Government as Joint Secretaries or in equivalent ranks, should not have been tainted by corruption. They should also have regularly filed detailed annual reports of the properties, assets and liabilities owned by them and their families. Failure to file the report, even for a year, would lead to disqualification. In addition to this, officials who were found to be corrupt, and those who were not given clearance certificate by the department of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, shall be disqualified from Central Government deputations.
Certain concessions are given to officers of these cadres belonging to the backward and tribal communities, female officers, officers from the north-east provinces. I.A.S officers interested in taking up Central Government deputations, in the ranks of Joint Secretary or its equivalent positions, should have served a minimum of 17 years. Only then will they be eligible for the post of Joint Secretary.
An expert committee will be formed for the selection of Joint Secretaries. The committee will examine the annual confidential reports on the civil servants, and a number of other such reports and records before recommending the names to the posts of Joint Secretaries.