Engagement of retired Central Government Employees as Consultant in the Department of Posts through advertisement.
Latest DoPT Orders 2019
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor,’A’ wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market. New Delhi
Dated 4th November, 2019
Subject:- Engagement of retired Government Employees as Consultant in the Department of Posts through advertisement.
The undersigned is directed to circulate the office Memorandum No. 31-5/2017-PE-II dated 23.10.2019 (along-with enclosures) received from Ministry of communications (Department of posts) who have invited applications from the Government Servants from the Central /States Govt./ Autonomous Bodies who have retired from the services for engagement as consultant.
2. In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries/ Departments.
(Sarijay Kumar Das Gupth)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
All Ministries/Departments (through DOPT’s website)
Note 1 – The total monthly remuneration and the pension drawn by the consultant shall not be more than the Last Pay Drawn by him calculated at the current rates of Dearness Allowance.
Note 2 – Enhanced remuneration may be paid to deserving officials on case to case basis with the approval of Secretary, Department of Posts on account of special expertise/ experience in the concerned field.
3.2 Allowances: Consultants shall not be entitled accommodation to any kind of allowance or Accommodation facility e.g. Dearness Allowance, Transport Facility, Residential Personal Staff, CGHS and Medical Reimbursement etc. However, Conveyance Allowance shall be paid at the rates mentioned in the table above [Para 3,1 1.
3.3 TA/DA: No TA/DA shall be admissible for joining completion the assignment or on its completion, Foreign travel of consultants is not permitted at all. However, should they require to travel inside the country in connection with the official work of the competent TA/DA as admissible to a regular employee of the same grade, he/she retired from, will be paid to him/her after obtaining approval of the authority.
3.4 Drawal of pension: A retired Government officer/official appointed as consultant shall continue to draw pension and the dearness relief on pension during the period of his engagement as consultant, His/her engagement as consultant shall not be considered as a case of re-employment.
3.5 Leave: consultants shall be eligible for Eight (08) Days leave in a calendar year on pro rata basis. No remuneration for the period of absence admissible in excess of the leave will be paid to consultants. Also, un-availed leave shall neither be carried forward to next year nor encashed.
3.6 Tax Deduction at source [TDS]: TDS as admissible shall be deducted from the monthly remuneration of consultants. A TDS certificate shall be issued by the concerned DDO on demand.
3.7 Working Hours: Consultants may follow the normal working hours as prescribed [i,e. 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM), However, as per the exigency one has to sit late to complete the time bound work. Attendance would be made through Biometric Attendance System.
4. QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE OF CONSULTANTS
4.1 He/ She should be a Retired Employee of central Government/ state Government / PSU / Autonomous Body having considerable experience of functioning of Central Government Ministries/ Departments.
4.2 He / she should have effective communication and interpersonal skills with a strong flair for in-depth examination relating to Policy Matters/ Administration / Finance / Any other requisite Field.
5. AGE LIMIT
Normally the maximum age limit for all categories of consultants will be 65 years. However, engagement beyond 65 years and upto 70 years may be resorted to in deserving cases with the approval of secretary (posts) keeping view his/ her good in health & level of expertise.
8. PERIOD OF ENGAGEMENT AND EXTENSION OF TENURE
8.1 The initial engagement of a person as consultant shall.be for the period as given in the Terms of Reference (ToR) or one year, whichever is less. After expiry of initial term, engagement may be extended, based on requirement of the Division and performance of consultant(s) concerned, with the concurrence of AS&FA & approval of Secretary (posts) for a maximum period of one year at a time and not more than 3 terms including initial engagement. Relaxation may be given in deserving cases.
8.2 Such extension proposals should not be sent to Establishment Division. The concerned Divisions may directly submit such proposals to AS&FA for concurrence and approval of secretary (Posts) or Minister-in-charge in case of Joint secretary and above. The final outcome of such proposals may be intimated to Establishment Division.
8.3 The appointment of Consultants is of a temporary (non-official) nature against the specific jobs.
8.4 The engagement of consultants can be terminated by the Department at any time without at assigning any reason thereof by giving them 15 Days notice. However, in case a consultant wishes to resign, he will, have to give 15 days advance notice or remuneration in lieu thereof before resigning from the engagement.
10. CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA AND DOCUMENTS
10.1 The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the data collected as well as deliverables produced for the Department shall remain with the Department.
10.2 No one shall utilize or publish or disclose or part with, to a third party, any-part of the data or statistics or proceedings or information collected purpose for the of his assignment or during the course of, assignment without for the Department the express written consent of the Department.
10.3 The consultant shall be bound to hand-over the entire set of assignment to the Department before the expiry of the contract and before the final payment is released the by the Department.
11 CONFLICT OF INTEREST
11.1 The consultant appointed by the Department shall in no case represent or give opinion or advice to others in any matter which is adverse to the interest of the Department nor will be indulge in any activity outside the terms of the contractual assignment.
11.2 The Consultant will not be entitled for any benefit/compensation / absorption / regurarization of service with this Department.
12. TERMINATION OF ENGAGEMENT
Department may terminate the engagement in following conditions: i. The consultant is unable to address the assigned work; ii. Quality of the work is not to the satisfaction of the Department; iii. The consultant fails in timely achievement of the milestones as finally decided by the Department iv. The consultant is found racking in honesty and integrity.
Note: The Department reserves the right to terminate the engagement, fifteen (15) days’written by serving notice on the consultant, Termination on the day right shall be effected after the completion of fifteen (15) days of delivery of such notice.
13. COMPETENT AUTHORITY FOR TERMINATION OF ENGAGEMENT.
The Head of concerned Division, in case of consultant upto level-13. Secretary (posts), in case of Consultant at Joint Secretary Level or above.
14. REVIEW OF GUIDELINES These guidelines may be reviewed as and when the circumstances so warrant with the approval of the Secretary (Posts).
15. RIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT The Department has the right to cancel the advertisement, and not go for engagement of Consultant, at any stage. It may accept or reject any or all applications, without giving any reasons therefor, whatsoever.