10-yr deputation allowed for Central govt staff

The move will help the mobility of faculty and key administrative personnel

The Union Cabinet has given its nod to a proposal to this effect on Thursday. It will, however, be ensured that these provisions are applied only to those employees who are already eligible for pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or an identical scheme in their parent organization.

“Those who are covered under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or an identical pension scheme before January 1, 2004 will be allowed to join or continue to work in the newly set up central educational institutions and scientific institutions on long-term deputation basis for a period up to 10 years at a stretch,” a government official said.  This would help the mobility of faculty and key administrative personnel which would in turn facilitate growth of new central educational institutes by way of induction of competent faculty and key administrative persons as they are facing acute shortage of quality and experienced faculty and core non-faculty employees.

To implement the decision, the departments of higher education and science and technology will identify the posts in the newly set up CEIs and scientific institutions which would need to be exempted from the rule of immediate absorption for the purpose of appointment on deputation basis and send the same to the nodal ministry for notification as per rules.

Also, all such posts occupied by the long-term deputationists in all the newly set up CEIs and scientific Institutions would be automatically treated as having been exempted from the rule of immediate absorption for the period of deputation. Responsibility of payment of pension to the deputed personnel would continue to be with the lending institution which has a pension scheme,

The pay drawn by personnel on deputation to higher scale of pay will be treated as “emoluments” for the purpose of calculation of pensionary benefits under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or in identical pension scheme in respect of deputationists from Central Government including Central Autonomous Bodies to newly set up CEIs / Scientific Institutions.

The borrowing institutions shall have to pay leave salary and pension contribution at prescribed rate with reference to pay drawn by the employees on the post held on deputation basis.

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