Amendment to Recruitment Rules for scientific posts
Modified FCS for Scientists based on 6th CPC recommendations issued in this Department's OM of even number dated 10.9.2010. It has been laid down that assessment of Scientists from 1.1.2011 shall be done according to the revised provisions of the scheme.
Accordingly, all the Ministries and Departments were advised to initiate action for review of the provisions of FCS and amend their recruitment rules to bring the scheme in their organization in conformity with the guidelines of DOPT.
The proposal for amendment of the RRs for incorporating the revised scheme have not been received from most of the Scientific Ministries and Departments. The revised guidelines have been issued in September 2010 giving sufficient time for the Ministries and Departments to take action for amendment of the RRs. The guidelines of DOPT issued earlier make it clear that the promotions under FCS shall be from a prospective date only after the competent authority has approved the same.
Under the circumstances, action should have been taken by now to amend the RRs so that assessment of Scientists could be carried as per the revised Scheme.
Accordingly the Ministries and Departments are advised to take immediate action in this regard to amend the RRs so that assessment of Scientists could be carried as per the revised Scheme.