Orders relating to adhoc promotion of officers in various grades of CSS Cadre

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Implementation of orders relating to adhoc promotion of officers in various grades of CSS Cadre – DOPT OM No. 5/10/2020-CS-I(U)Pt. dated 18.12.2020

No. 5/10/2020-CS-I(U)Pt.
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
CS-I Division

2d Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated 18th December, 2020


Subject: Implementation of orders relating to promotion of officers in various grades in CSS.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Orders relating to adhoc promotion in various grades of CSS Cadre issued recently, as per the details below:

S. No Description Order No. Date of issue


Promotion of Deputy Secretaries to Director 4/6/2018-CS-I(D) 11.12.2020


Promotion of Under Secretaries to Deputy Secretaries 4/5/2020-CS-I(D) 11.12.2020


Promotion of Section Officers to Under Secretaries /10/2020-CS.1(U) 14.12.2020


2. These adhoc- promotion orders had to be made to address the urgent requirement of various cadre units for manpower at various levels. However, it is seen that a large number of officers have not joined at Director and Under Secretary level. It may be appreciated that adhoc promotion is resorted to as a special dispensation for ensuring efficiency in Government’s functioning. The non-joining of officers is defeating the very purpose for which these adhoc promotions were made.

3. Hence, in partial modification of the Orders mentioned in para 1 above, all the Cadre units are hereby directed to issue instructions to the promoted officers in all grades, who have not yet assumed the charge of the posts, to assume the charge immediately and not later than 21st December, 2020, failing which the promotion orders with respect to non-joinee Officers, will be liable to be withdrawn, apart from debarment from ad-hoc promotion or other suitable consequences. Further, the vacancies on this account will be filled up by considering eligible officers next in order of seniority.

4. The Cadre units are also requested to submit a report by 21.12.2020 to this Department at email: gd.toppo[@]nic.in

5. All the concerned Ministries/Departments are hereby requested to forward the list of officers who have not assumed the charge of the post on promotion by 21st December, 2020, 5:30 P.M, on the email id mentioned above.

6. The relevant paras of the Orders mentioned herein above stand modified to this extent.

(George D. Toppo)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Joint Secretarv (Admn.) of Cadre Units of CSS.

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