Revision of Guidelines for framing, amending and relaxing of Recruitment Rules

DOPT has issued detailed guidelines for framing, amending and relaxing of Recruitment Rules for various cadres in the Cental Government establishments.  The office memorandum issued in this regard by DOPT is reproduced below.  The guidelines in pdf format can be downloaded using the link below.


No: AB.14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi, 31st December 2010

Office Memorandum

Sub: Revision of guidelines for framing / amendment/ relaxation of recruitment Rules

The undersigned is directed to state that instructions on framing / amendment of Recruitment Rules were issued in a consolidated form in this Department’s O.M.AB.14017/12/87-Estt.(RR) dated 18.03.1988. Subsequently a number of orders and clarifications have been issued on th subject.

The existing instructions have been reviewed in consultation with UPSC and consolidated in the form of “Guidelines on framing /amendment / relaxtion of recruitment Rules”, a copy of which is enclosed. The number and the date of original
OM has been referred in the relevant instructions for easy reference to the context. The guidelines on framing / amendment / relaxation of recruitment rules along with the relevant instructions and existing model RRs are available on the DOPT website in the dynamic form of Hand book on Recruitment Rules 2010. The department would continue to update these instructions form time to time.

3. Hindi verson will follow

(Smita Kumar)

Director (E-I)

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