Deputation Guidelines – Tenue of Deputation restricted to 5 Years

Implications of overstay while on deputation

Amendment in Deputation Guidelines – Tenue of Deputation restricted to 5 Years – Extension of Tenue of Deputation to be approved by Higher Authorities

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated : 18.05.2018


Subject : Amendment in Para 8.1 and Para 8.2 of deputation guidelines issued vide OM No.6/8/2009-Estt.Pay-II dated 17th June,2010-regarding.

This Department’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17th June 2010 regulates pay, Deputation (Duty) Allowance , Tenure of Deputation/Foreign Service and other terms and conditions on the subject of deputation/foreign service of Central Government employees . This Department’s OM No.2/6/2016-Estt.Pay-II dated 17th February,2016 further delegated powers to Ministries/Departments/ borrowing organization to extend deputation tenures up to a period not exceeding 7 years at a stretch , in respect of cases covered by OM dated 17th June,2010.

2. It has now been decided to amend the provisions relating to Tenure of deputation/foreign service and level of approval for the same as mentioned in Para 8.1 and Para 8.2 of Department’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt,(Pay-II) dated 17th June, 2010. Para 8.1 and 8.2 of the OM No.6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.06.2010 are modified as under:-

8.1 The period of deputation/ foreign service shall be as per the Recruitment Rules of the ex-cadre post or 5 years in case no tenure regulations exist for the ex-cadre post.

8.2 In case where the period of deputation/foreign service prescribed in the recruitment rules of the ex-cadre post is 5 years or less than 5 years, the Administrative Ministry/borrowing organization may grant extension upto the 6th year after obtaining orders of their Secretary (in the Central Government)/ Chief Secretary ( in the State Government)/ equivalent officer ( in respect of other cases) and for the 7th year with the approval of the Minister of the borrowing Ministry/Department and in respect of other organizations with the approval of the Minister of the borrowing Ministry/Department with which they are administratively concerned.

3. All other terms and conditions issued vide OM No.6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17th June 2010, OMs No.2/6/2016-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17th Feb, 2016 and 23rd Feb, 2017 will remain unchanged.

4. These orders shall come into effect from the date of issue of this OM.

5. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned , these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Download / Read Office Memorandum F.No.2/6/2018-Estt,(Pay-II) dated 18.05.2018