Regulating of discretionary powers of Ministers at Centre
The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has referred their OM dated 16.04.2012 regarding regulating parameters for exercise of discretionary powers enjoyed by Ministers at the Center. The DOPT has called for the copy of guidelines, wherever such guidelines have already been framed by the concerned Ministry/Department. All the Ministries/Departments are also required to initiate action within three months from the date of issue of the O.M. dated 01.05.2012, to frame such guidelines. A certificate regarding completion of this work and availability of guidelines in public domain has also been called for.
Full Text of OM Dated 01.05.2012 is reproduced below :
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block,New Delhi
Dated the 1 st May, 2012.
Subject: Regulating parameters for exercise of discretionary powers enjoyed by Ministers at the Centre.
Attention is invited to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 16 th April, 2012 (copy enclosed) on the above subject, by which all Ministries/Departments were requested to carry out an exercise for putting in place regulatory parameters for exercise of discretionary powers of Ministers and putting them in public domain so as to minimise arbitrariness in exercise of such powers.
2.(i) Wherever such guidelines have already been framed by the concerned Ministry/ Department, a copy of the guidelines may be sent to this Department within 15 days.
(ii) All Ministries/Departments which are yet to prepare appropriate guidelines in this regard are requested to do so within three months from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.
(iii) A confirmation to the effect that necessary exercise in this regard has been carried out and necessary guidelines have been framed and put in public domain may be sent to this Department within the said period.
(iv) In case there is delay in finalisation of appropriate guidelines in this regard, the reasons for the delay may be indicated to this Department.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No. 23094637