Seniority of Promotees – Dopt Orders
2.2. SENIORITY OF PROMOTEES
Where promotions are made on the basis of recommendations of a DPC, either by ‘selection’ or ‘non-selection’ method as per due procedure, the seniority of an officer assessed as ‘fit’, in the promoted grade shall be same as in the feeder grade from which they are promoted. Where, however, a person is considered as unfit for promotion and is superseded by a junior, such persons shall not, if he/she is subsequently found suitable and promoted, take seniority in the higher grade over the junior persons who had superseded him/her. Persons appointed as a result of an earlier selection shall be senior to those appointed as a result of subsequent selection. The relative seniority of promotees which earlier used to be determined according to the date of confirmation in the promotion grade and not the original order of merit, (in case where confirmation was in an order different from the order of merit indicated at the time of their appointment), has been discontinued w.e.f. 4.11.1992. (O.M. No. 20011/5/90-Estt (D) Dated 4.11.1992)
2.2.1 Where promotions to a grade are made from more than one grade and quotas have been laid down for each feeder grade, the eligible persons shall be arranged in separate lists in the order of their relative seniority in their respective grades. The officers in each grade, assessed as fit by the Departmental Promotion Committee shall be interpolated in the ratio prescribed for each grade in the recruitment rules for the post.
When eligibility list is to be resorted to?
2.2.2. Where promotions to a grade/post are made from more than one grade and no quota has been fixed for various feeder grades owing to a small number of posts in the promotion grade the aforesaid principle would not be viable. In such cases it would be required to prepare a combine eligibility list of the candidates from various feeder grades with due regard to the inter-se seniority of the candidates of various feeder grades. Separate instructions have been issued in this connection with regard to framing of recruitment rules in such a situation. Whereas specific criteria need to be issued/incorporated in the Recruitment Rules by the cadre controlling authorities for preparation of combined eligibility list of the candidates from various feeder grades/ broad parameters as under may be kept in view while preparing such list.
i. Date of completion of the qualifying service prescribed in the relevant recruitment rules, in the feeder grade for promotion.
ii. If the aforesaid date is same than date of completion of the qualifying service in the feeder-to-feeder grade.
iii. Inter se seniority of the officers from each feeder grade will be maintained.