DoPT issued an office memorandum regarding the functioning of Departmental Councils and it mentioned that the meetings of Departmental Council are essential as they help in resolving differences between Government and the Staff Side.
G.I., Dept. of Per. Trg., O.M.No.F. No, 4 /3/2009-JCA, 2.11.2015
Subject- Functioning of Departmental Councils – regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments D.O. letter of even number dated 23.07.2012 (copy enclosed) regarding holding of meetings of Departmental Councils regularly with a view to make effective use of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) Scheme. Secretary, DoPT, had also vide his DO letters of even number dated 03.12.2012, 26.07.2013 and 17.02.2015 requested to promote this interaction more proactively through regular meetings of Departmental/Office Councils under the Ministry/Department.
The JCM Scheme provides for Departmental Councils at the level of individual Ministries/ Departments, including their attached and subordinate offices. The Staff Side of JCM, however, has been remonstrating that regular dialogue with the Staff Side through the mechanism of Departmental Councils at Ministry/Department level is not happening. Meetings of Departmental Council are essential as they help in resolving differences between Government and the Staff Side.
It is requested that suitable instructions may please be issued to hold meetings of Departmental Councils on regular basis.