Status of Stagnation at Under Secretary (US) Grade (as on 18.08.2016):
Select List of US grade No of USs WAITING FOR PROMOTION to DS grade Number of years in the US grade (against the eligibility of 5 years SOs’ batch (Mostly) Suffered stagnation at SO grade in number of years to become US against the eligibility of 8 years
54* 09 1993 14
2008 53 08 1994 14
07 1995 ** 14
1996 ^ 13
2010 214 06 1997 – 2002 13-10
* Figure stands after promotion orders dated 26.07.2016 from US to DS.
** 79 Section Officers belong to 1995 batch
^ 83 Section Officers belong to 1996 batch
^^ 60 Section Officers belong to 1997 batch
2. In view of the above depiction, it can be seen that those who have suffered acute stagnation at SO grade for 14 years, their number is 186 (54+53+79). These 186 USs are again facing acute stagnation in the same grade and waiting for promotion. As on date these 186 USs who have rendered 14 years of service at SO grade and now they have rendered 7+ years’ service at US grade i.e. total of 21 years of at Gazetted posts.
3. It is a bare fact that number of vacancies occurs at the DS grade is only @ 70 or maximum 80 every year. Thus, there is a huge gap between “opportunities of promotion to DS grade” and “vacancies occurring every year at DS grade”. From the above, the acute mental agony and dismay as well as level of demotivation and demoralization can be gauged.
4. Status of present Cadre Review : After approval of Hon’ble FM, the file has been sent to PMO to obtain kind approval of Hon’ble PM being Cabinet Minister of DOPT. Pending in PMO since 5th June 2016.
Hon’ble Minister of State (PP) may kindly intervene in the matter.