MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETRY (P) ON 30.7.2021 TO DISCUSS THE LEFT-OUT ITEMS FROM THE MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL (NC) OF THE JOINT CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY (JCM), HELD ON 26.06.2021.
Fill up all vacant posts in all grades
The demand of the Staff Side in brief was that there are a large number of vacancies in all the Departments/ Ministries of the Government of India and these should be filled up on immediate basis.
Secretary, Staff Side stated that due to non-filling up of vacancies, workload on the existing staff has increased manifold. Further, when new projects are being started, new vacancies are also required to be created. However, for creation of posts, DoE asks for matching savings through abolition of certain posts, which is not possible, particularly when new projects are being taken up.
AS, DoE, stated that surrender of posts/ matching savings may be given by the Departments concerned only where it is possible . If not, proper justification is required to be given for such creation.
The Chairman stated that it is for individual Ministry/ Department to take action in the matter. These vacancies have been continuing since the implementation of the 5th Pay Commission and each Ministry/ Department has to take a decision whether or not to fill up these vacancies.
Decision: In view of the above, the matter may be discussed in respective Departmental Councils. For the present, the matter may be treated as closed in this forum. However, a letter will be written in this regard to all the Ministries/ Departments.