Deputation – Consolidated guidelines

DoPT issued Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for All India Services with respect to Rule 6 of the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954

DoPT guidelines with respect to Rule 6 of the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 and the analogous provision for the Indian Police Service and the Indian Forest Service on Deputation.

Extension of tenure of all india service officers


Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension

Department of Personnel & Training


North Block, New Delhi, the 27/06/ 2016



The Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs

Subject:  Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for All India Services.


This Department’s instruction No.14017/33/2005-AIS(II)(pt.II) dated the 28th November, 2007 provides the guidelines for All India Service Officers with respect to Rule 6 of the IAS (Cadre) Rules,  1954 and the analogous provision for the Indian Police Service and the Indian Forest Service.

2.         Further to the  issue of the above mentioned instructions, it has now been decided  with  the  approval  of  the  competent authority that  if the administrative Ministries/Departments and other borrowing organisations wish to retain an officer beyond five years, they may extend the tenure of deputation covered under consolidated   Deputation  Guidelines issued vide  letter No.14017/33/2005-AIS-(II)(Pt.I) dated the 28th November, 2007, where absolutely necessary in the public interest, upto a period not exceeding 7 years at a stretch.  This shall be done with the approval of the  Minister  of the borrowing Ministry/Department concerned and in respect of other organisations  with the approval of the Minister of the borrowing Ministry/Department  with  which  they are  administratively concerned, keeping  in view  the  exigencies  and subject  to  fulfilment  of all  other  requirements  such  as willingness and vigilance  clearance of the Officer concerned, NOC of the lending authority/State Government, UPSC/ACC  approval wherever applicable.   Thus no case of extension shall be referred to the Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi.

3.      All  other  terms  and  conditions  issued vide OM No.20011/2/2010-AIS-II dated the 29th March, 2012 will remain unchanged.

4.    In cases where the  necessity to have deputation tenures longer than seven years is felt, the concerned administrative Ministries/Departments/borrowing organisations may amend the relevant Recruitment Rules of such deputation post accordingly,  after following the requisite procedure. No extension of deputation beyond 7 years is to be allowed unless provided in the relevant Recruitment Rules of such deputation post.  It  is reiterated that no case for extension beyond five years shall referred to DoPT.

5.          It is also clarified that cases which are not covered by the OM dated 29.3.2012 including  those  where  Central  Government  is  neither  a  lending  authority  nor borrowing authority, will continue to be decided in terms of the relevant provisions/rules/instructions etc.  governing them.

6.         These order shall come into effect from the date of issue of this instruction

Yours faithfully

(Kavitha Padmanabhan)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Download DoPT OM No.14017/2//2016-AIS-II dated 27.06.2016

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