Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for All India Services

No. 14017/2//2016-A1S-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi, the 27/06/2016

The Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs

Subject: Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for All India Services.


This Department’s instruction No.14017/33/2005-AIS(11)(pt.II) dated the 28th November, 2007 provides the guidelines for All India Service Officers with respect to Rule 6 of the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 and the analogous provision for the Indian Police Service and the Indian Forest Service.

2. Further to the issue of the above mentioned instructions, it has now been decided with the approval of the competent authority that if the administrative Ministries/Departments and other borrowing organisations wish to retain an officer beyond five years, they may extend the tenure of deputation covered under consolidated Deputation Guidelines issued vide letter No.14017/33/2005-AIS- (II)(Pt.1) dated the 28t11 November, 2007, where absolutely necessary in the public interest, upto a period not exceeding 7 years at a stretch. This shall be done with the approval of the Minister of the borrowing Ministry/Department concerned and in respect of other organisations with the approval of the Minister of the borrowing Ministry/Department with which they are administratively concerned, keeping in view the exigencies and subject to fulfilment of all other requirements such as willingness and vigilance clearance of the Officer concerned, NOC of the lending authority/State Government, UPSC/ACC approval wherever applicable. Thus no case of extension shall be referred to the Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi.
3. All other terms and conditions issued vide OM No. 20011/2/2010-AIS-11 dated the 29th March, 2012 will remain unchanged.

4. In cases where the necessity to have deputation tenures longer than seven years is felt, the concerned administrative Ministries/Departments/borrowing organisations may amend the relevant Recruitment Rules of such deputation post accordingly, after following the requisite procedure. No extension of deputation beyond 7 years is to be allowed unless provided in the relevant Recruitment Rules of such deputation post. It is reiterated that no case for extension beyond five years shall referred to DoPT.
5. It is also clarified that cases which are not covered by the OM dated 29.3.2012 including those where Central Government is neither a lending authority nor borrowing authority, will continue to be decided in terms of the relevant provisions/rules/instructions etc. governing them.

6. These order shall come into effect from the date of issue of this instruction .

Yours faithfully,

(Kavitha Padmanabhan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

DoPT Circular

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