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Determination of Seniority in Government Service

In reply to a query in Lok Sabha on Determination of Seniority of Direct Recruits in Central Government Service and Central Paramilitary forces, Shri.V.Narayanasamy informed as follows.

Determination of Seniority in Central Government Service:

The seniority of officers in Central services is fixed as per provisions of statutory recruitment rules applicable to the post. In other cases instructions issued vide this Department’s O.M. dated 11.11.2010 will apply.

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Determination of Seniority in Central Para-Miilitary Service:

1. In central para military forces, the relative seniority of all direct recruits is determined by the order of merit in which they are selected for such appointment on the recommendation of the UPSC or other selecting authority; persons appointed as a result of an earlier selection being senior to those appointed as a result of a subsequent selection.

2. The seniority of Assistant Commandants(Direct entry) is being fixed as per the following norms:-

i. Inter-se seniority of directly appointed Assistant Commandants is determined by adding together the marks obtained by them in the recruitment test and the basic professional courses in the ratio of 50:50.

ii. Where promotions are made on the basis of selection by a DPC, the seniority of such promote shall be in the order in which they are recommended for such promotion by the Departmental Promotion Committee.

iii. Seniority of Assistant Commandants appointed through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) is as per the merit given by selecting authority.