Dispur streamlines annual retention of posts
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Sept 28: In order to streamline the process of annual retention of posts in tune with the changed context of impending plan and non-plan merger from next year onwards and to obviate the problems associated with the retention process such as non-receipt of salaries timely and other hardships to the employees, the state government has issued notification to all administrative departments for examition of temporary posts under their jurisdiction. The notification also directed the departments to examine the number of years an individual is continuing to serve on temporary basis which includes those drawing salary irrespective of source of funds i.e. Central or State Government. It also asked the departments to look whether such temporary post carries scale of pay under the notified service rules or other such notifications and became part of a particular cadre. After proper examition, all such temporary posts be declared as ‘permanent posts’ by the administrative departments without referring to the Fince Department, if the answer is in affirmative. The notification, however states that this is not applicable to those posts created outside of the departments such as missions, Societies, PIU/PCUs, etc since these are governed by the respective rules and the posts under these bodies do not draw salaries from the Treasury directly. Thus, they do not need to come for annual retention any more. The senior most Secretary of the department will certify that the above grounds stated as per rules to be satisfactory while declaring a post as permanent and after that, the administrative department will submit a copy of such order declaring the posts as permanent with the certificate, me of the post, scale, origil creation order and me of the incumbent to fince department, to take on record as these posts are ‘Deemed Normalised’. The notification directed the departments to complete the entire process by October 31 and submit the fil report to the fince department by November 7. It is further notified that annual retention is not required for all non-plan posts, all plan posts, all posts, irrespective of funding – Central or stat Government and if the posts carries a pay scale and salaries are drawn from Treasury and not from a Society/Mission etc., all posts carrying a pay scale, all employees whose first salary was drawn from the Treasury after Fince (SIU) Department’s approval. However, the regularized work-charged/Muster Roll employees holding persol posts (appointed prior to 01-04-1993) and other employees receiving wages due to Court case etc., any posts that does not have a scale of pay and Any posts of Grade-III & Grade IV against which the drawal of first salary from Treasury was not approved by Fince (SIU) Department, shall continue to need retention, further mentioned the notification.