Review of CSS/CSSS officers up to SO/PS level under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Dated the June 15th, 2017.
Subject: Review of CSS/CSSS officers up to SO/PS level under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 -reg.
References have been received from Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment vide their O.M. in December, 2016, Ministry of Mines vide their O.M. dated 20.01.2017 and Ministry of Urban Development vide their O.M. dated 11.01.2017 on the above mentioned subject. The same were examine with reference to the guidelines with regard to periodical review under FR 56 (j) outlined by Establishment Division of DoPT vide their O.M. dated 11.09.2015 (copy enclosed).
2. To ensure uniformity in periodical review under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, attention is invited to para 9 of the aforesaid O.M. which clearly mentions that Secretaries of the Ministries/Departments are also empowered to constitute Internal Committee which will be headed by the Secretary of the Ministry/Department concerned to review periodically the performance of the officers qualifying under FR 56 (j).
3. While doing the periodical review under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules, 1972, the cases should be examined taking into account the entire service records in terms of para 3 of the aforesaid O.M. A 15 column format (copy enclosed) which was annexed to this Department’s DO letter of even No.3/8/2015-CS.I(D) dated 26.02.2016 may be utilized for conducting the periodical review.
4. The timelines as mentioned in the aforesaid O.M. may be strictly adhered to.
5. The above instructions are applicable with respect to periodical review of officers only up to SO/PS level of CSS/CSSS Cadre.
Under Secretary to the Government of India