In compliance with the
directions of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), a Task
Force was constituted by the Department of Personnel & Training on
16/8/2016 for comprehensive study of the cadre structure of all the
organised Group ‘A’ Central Services and to suggest measures to remove
stagnation and other issues.
The Task Force was constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri T. Jacob,
Additional Secretary with members from Department of Personnel &
Training, Department of Revenue, Department of Expenditure, Department
of Defence and Department of Posts. The Terms of References of the Task
Force were as under:
-To comprehensively study the cadre structures of all organised Group
‘A’ Services in Govt. of India.
- To recommend an ideal structure especially at Apex, HAG plus, HAG and
-To suggest the percentage of various Reserves in Organised Group ‘A’
-To suggest the ideal recruitment in Organised Group ‘A’ services.
-To suggest the way forward to mitigate the stagnation level.
After consultation with all the stakeholders and deliberations, the Task
Force has submitted its report on 31/01/2017. The recommendations of
Task Force are, inter-alia, mainly on timely cadre review of all the
Organised Central Group ‘A’ services as well as other Services including
Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ posts, simplification of cadre review procedure/forms,
normative cadre structure to ensure better career progression of the
Service and functional needs of the organization, increase of deputation
reserves, ideal recruitment in the cadre to keep balance between career
progression and requirement of the Service and to discourage the ad-hoc
measures taken by the cadre controlling authorities.
The Government is yet to consider the report.
Cadre review is the most important tool for better cadre management. The
Department of Personnel and Training has issued guidelines and
Monographs on better cadre management from time-to-time since 1972. The
latest guidelines in this regard were issued in 2010 along with
Monograph on various issues of cadre management. The ideal periodicity
of a cadre review is five years and the Department of Personnel &
Training has been regularly taking up with the Cadre Controlling
Authorities to undertake timely cadre reviews. Since 2014, cadre reviews
of 16 Central Group ‘A’ services have been completed. Besides, a Task
Force has been constituted for comprehensive study of the cadre
structure of all the Organised Group ‘A’ Central Services and to suggest
measures to remove stagnation and other issues.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public
Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s
Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Dr.
Bharatiben D. Shyal and Smt. Vanaroja R. in the Lok Sabha today.