Amendment in Recruitment Rules for scientists - Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme


Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, Dated the 29th April, 2011


Subject: Amendment to Recruitment Rules for scientific posts as per Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme based on 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations.

   Attention is invited to modified FCS for Scientists based on 6th CPC recommendations issued in this Department’s OM of even number dated 10.9.2010. It has been laid down that assessment of Scientists from 1.1.2011 shall be done according to the revised provisions of the scheme. Accordingly, all the Ministries/Departments were advised to initiate action for review of the provisions of FCS and amend their recruitment rules to bring the scheme in their organization in conformity with the guidelines of DOPT.

   2. The proposal for amendment of the RRs for incorporating the revised scheme have not been received from most of the Scientific Ministries/Departments. The revised guidelines have been issued in September 2010 giving sufficient time for the Ministries/Departments to take action for amendment of the RRs. The guidelines of DOPT issued earlier make it clear that the promotions under FCS shall be from a prospective date only after the competent authority has approved the same. Under the circumstances, action should have been taken by now to amend the RRs so that assessment of Scientists could be carried as per the revised Scheme.

   3. Accordingly the Ministries/Departments are advised to take immediate action in this regard to amend the RRs so that assessment of Scientists could be carried as per the revised Scheme.



(Smita Kumar)


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