SENIORITY OF ABSORBEES
MHA O.M.No.9/11/55-RPS Dated 22.12.1959
O.M. No. 20020/7/80-Estt(D) Dated 29.05.1986
O.M. No. 20011/1/2000-Estt(D) Dated 27.03.2001
NOTE: The method of recruitment ‘Transfer’ has been re-named as `Absorption’ and Transfer on Deputation’ as ‘Deputation’ vide DOP&T’s O.M.No.AB.14017/2/97-Estt. (RR) Dated 25.5.1998.
3.1 The relative seniority of persons appointed by absorption to a Central service from the Subordinate Offices of the Central Government or other
departments of the Central or a State Government shall be determined in accordance with the order of their selection for such absorption.
3.2. Where such absorptions are effected against specific quotas prescribed in the Recruitment Rules, the relative seniority of such absorbees vis-à-vis direct recruits or promotees, subject of the provision of para 3.4 below, shall be determined by rotation of vacancies amongst the available direct recruits, promotees and absorbees which shall be based on the quotas reserved for direct recruitment, promotion and absorption respectively in the Recruitment Rules. Where the vacancies in any quota or quotas are carried forward, the principles stated in Para 2.4.1 will apply, mutatis mutandis in determining inter-se seniority of the appointees.
3.3 The principle laid down in para 3.1 above will not present any difficulty where recruitment by absorption is made singly and at intervals but it will be found wanting in cases where two or more persons are selected from different sources on the same occasion and the selection is spread over a number of days. It will, therefore, be necessary for the authorities responsible for approving appointments by absorption to indicate the interse order of merit of the selected persons in such cases.