Fail to file returns, babus may not get central deputation
AN IAS, IFS and IPS officer can be denied central deputation if he is facing graft charges or has defaulted in submitting annual property returns, as per the government's new policy.
It has also been decided to relax selection criteria further to ensure adequate representation of officers belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, women and the North East at the central level.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has finalised new guidelines on central deputation for Joint Secretary and equivalent posts for officers belonging to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS), among others.
"Vigilance denied officer shall not be empaneled, which means that they exhaust their first chance of empanelment. The cases of officers who have defaulted in filing property returns shall also be treated as vigilance denied, for a period of one year for every default.
"Adverse impact of default in filing of Immovable Property Returns would be one year applicable to the empanelment due in the year of default," a DoPT directive said.
In case the selection process does not lead to adequate representation of categories like SC, ST, women, particular state cadres, North East among others in the panel, the criteria for empanelment would be suitably relaxed to give due representation to these sections, it said.
The directive said that empanelment should be considered not as a reflection of the intrinsic merit or otherwise of an officer but the suitability of an officer to occupy senior levels in the central government.