Setting up of Search-cum-Selection Committees at 7th CPC Level 14 and above: DoPT Clarification

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No. AB-14017/5/2020-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PGs and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Date: 15.5.2020


Subject: Setting up of Search Committees / Search-cum-Selection Committees – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. AB-14017/11/2004-Estt.(RR) dated 30.7.3007 containing instructions on setting up of Search Committees/ Search-cum-Selection Committees in Government, Autonomous and Statutory Bodies.

2. Para 4(vi) of OM dated 30.7.2007 specifies that composition of Search Committees need to be approved by DoPT in each case, if the post proposes to be filled up by this procedure is in the scale of pay of Rs. 18400-22400 [Level 14 as per 7th CPC pay scales] and above. While Para 5(i) of OM dated 30.7.2007 provides that prior concurrence of DoPT is to be obtained by Ministry/ Department for constituting Search-cum-Selection Committee for all appointments to the post of Chief Executive and for all appointments carrying the pay scale of Rs. 18400-22400 [Level 14 as per 7th CPC pay scales] and above.

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3. Vide GSR 109(E) dated 12.2.2020, Department of Revenue has notified the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities [Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members] Rules, 2020. Schedule to these Rules contain the specific composition of Search-cum-Selection Committee for posts of Chairman, President, Presiding Officer, Vice- Chairperson, Vice-President, and Members (eg. Judicial, Administrative etc.) of 19 Tribunals mentioned therein. It has been decided that for constitution of Search-cum-Selection Committee, for the posts in these 19 Tribunals mentioned in the Schedule to the aforesaid Rules, prior approval of DoPT, in terms of OM dated 30.7.2007 (referred to in par 2 above), is not necessary.

(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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