Abolish all posts which are vacant for more than 5 years : Dr.Jitendra Singh Reply in LokSabha Q&A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2019
ANSWERED ON: 07.03.2018
Abolition of Posts
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government is planning to abolish all posts which are vacant for more than five years and has directed all the ministries and the department to submit a comprehensive report on it; and
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b): Yes Madam. Department of Expenditure in its consolidated compendium of instructions/guidelines dated 12.04.2017 directed all the Ministries/Departments to abolish all the posts which are lying vacant for more than five years and submit a report. At the same time, Department of Expenditure has also decided that now vacant posts would fall under deemed abolished category after a period of two/three years against earlier norm of one year subject to laid down conditions. Deemed abolished posts can be got revived from Department of Expenditure subject to fulfilling of stipulated conditions.