Delhi Administration : Delhi
(Services-II Department)


No. F.2 (49)/88-S.II                                                                                        Dated :30-11-1988


Subject : Consolidated Guidelines for framing/amending and notification of recruitment rules for posts in Delhi Administration.

  1. Administrative Secretaries/Heads of Department have been empowered vide para 1(C) of this Administration's Order No. F.2(6)/86-S.I dated 30-12-1986 to frame and notify recruitment rules for various posts in the Administration. Procedure for processing such cases has also been laid down in this Administration OM No. 2(10)/86-S.II dated 09-03-1987.

  2. Although guidelines issued by the Govt. of India for framing/amending recruitment rules for various posts/services as well as the procedure for finalisation of such matters were circulated from time to time among the departments of this Adminstration, it has been observed that some of the departments do not always process/frame the recruitment rules in accordance with these guidelines/procedure. Also, due care/consideration is not being given by the departments to various aspects involved in the framing of the rules; in other words, proposals are not prepared on the prescribed format, proper methods of recruitment not adopted, period of deputation not prescribed, qualifying service for promotion from one grade to another not indicated. It has, therefore, been considered necessary to consolidate the instructions/guidelines issued on the subject by Govt. of India and this Administration and circulate them among the departments for their guidance in order that, in future, RRs are framed properly and expeditiously.


    1. As soon as a decision is taken to create a new post/service, or to upgrade/restructure an existing post/service, action should be taken immediately by the concerned Administrative Department to frame recruitment rules therefore. Heads of Department who are competent to create posts etc. under their own powers should endorse a copy of the relevant sanctions to the concerned Administrative Department indicating therein whether the newly created posts are already covered by the existing Rules or fresh recruitment rules need to be framed. An officer not lower in rank under than an Under Secretary should initiate action for framing the recruitment rules for any new post/service would have already considered the basic requirements e.g. the nature of duties and qualification and experience required for manning the post/service, it should not be difficult to initiate action for the framing of recruitment rules simultaneously. A healthy convention will be to fill in a draft form, the proforma in Annexure-I and II at the time of creating new posts so as to avoid complications at the time of framing the recruitment rules.

    2. Recruitment rules are to be framed for all such posts as are likely to last for one year or more. Posts which are created for a lesser duration are to be filled on deputation basis by drawing officers from other offices of the Administration/Central Govt./State Govt./U.Ts holding posts of appropriate level and possessing necessary qualifications required for the performance of duties attached to the post.

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