Seniority of persons absorbed after being on deputation
O.M. No. 20020/7/80-Estt.(D) Dated 29.5.1986
O.M. No. 20011/1/2000-Estt.(D) Dated 27th March, 2001]
3.4.1 In the case of a person who is initially taken on deputation and absorbed later (i.e. where the relevant recruitment rules provide for “Deputation/Absorption), his seniority in the grade in which he/she is absorbed will normally be counted from the date of absorption. If he/she has, however, been holding already (on the date of absorption) the same or equivalent grade on regular basis in his/her parent department, such regular service in the grade shall also be taken into account in fixing his seniority, subject to the condition that he/she will be given seniority from –
– the date he/she has been holding the post on deputation,
– the date from which he/she has been appointed on a regular basis to the same or equivalent grade in his parent department.,
Whichever is earlier.
These instructions (No. 20011/1/2000-Estt. (D) Dated 27th March, 2001) shall take effect from the December 14, 1999.
3.4.2 The fixation of seniority of an absorbee in accordance with the above principle will not, however, affect any regular promotions to the next higher grade made prior to the date of such absorption. In other words, it will be operative only in filling up of vacancies in higher grade taking place after such absorption.
3.4.3 In the original O.M. (1959) there is a provision that, in cases, in which transfers(now absorption) are not strictly in public interest, the transferred(now absorbed) officers will be placed below all officers appointed regularly to the grade on the date of absorption. This provision has been reviewed and now stands deleted since no such situation where absorption is not in public interest, could be envisaged.
3.4.4 It is also clarified that for the purpose of determining the equivalent grade in the parent department mentioned in the Office Memorandum dated May 29, 1986, the criteria contained in this Department Office Memorandum No.14017/27/75- Estt.(D) Dated March 7, 1984, which lays down the criteria for determining analogous posts, may be followed.