Questions have been posed from many quarters as to the decision to conduct the DPC as per old RR . Some other members have sought reasons for having delayed the DPC till December. Since there are some diametrically opposite opinions and confusion over this matter, it is felt that a clarification is in order.
The DPC was delayed as the administration in Kerala had taken a stand that the promotions can be made only after amendment to recruitment rules as the merged cadre of Executive Assistant had come into existence as per the cadre restructuring notification of MoF issued in May 2013. The ITEF, in fact, had requested the CCIT to conduct the DPC in the month of May itself, a copy of which can be downloaded from this site. Our Secretary General too had expressed his doubts as to whether the DPCs could be conducted as per the old recruitment rules, when this issue was posed at the time of his attendance at our Executive Meeting held at Thrissur in June 2013. At that period of time we were very much hopeful for an earlier orders of implementation of cadre restructuring and amended Recruitment Rules. Moreover, the number of vacancies till the month of October were meagre. This issue was discussed at length and breadth in the Delegates’ Conference held at Thrissur in November. The Secretary General who attended that meeting informed that the promotions as per old RR were being conducted in many charges as there was no order from CBDT banning the DPCs. Considering this, the Conference unanimously decided to request the CCIT to conduct DPCs and issue the orders in the month of December itself. The Secretariate members of the ITEF met the CCIT and demanded for DPC. To start with, the CCIT opposed our demand. But, with our persistence, we were able to impress upon the CCIT the loss being suffered by the Gr. C employees. Finally, sensing the mood of the ITEF to even embark upon agitation, the CCIT instructed the Addl. CIT[Hq] to look into the possibility of conducting the DPC.
As per reliable information, the CCIT has approved to conduct DPC for the RY 2013-14 in such a manner that all the vacancies are filled in the month of December itself. It is further learnt the DPC will be conducted in the third week of the month of December and that the orders will be issued most probably by 20th of December.