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ADR FTP Marks – 25% share in inter-se seniority of DR ASOs – Being such an important aspect in deciding the career aspect of CSS Officers, do you have a Suggestion to make this Policy more justifiable! Please Comment!

Issue of Seniority being affected due to disparity in Marks awarded by different Faculties for Presentations (having majority share in assessment) /different Training Institutes/ different level of Exam Papers.
In terms of Rule 16 of CSS Rules, 2009, the seniority of Direct Recruit ASOs appointed on the basis of Combined Graduate Level Examination is determined by DoP&T as under:- 
Direct recruits are ranked inter-se in the order of merit reckoned on the basis of final ranking obtained on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in such of the mandatory training programme as may be prescribed by the Central Government and the marks obtained in the examination conducted by Staff Selection Commission in the ratio of 25:75 respectively. i.e 

Marks obtained in ADR FTP conducted by ISTM

Marks obtained in CGLE conducted by SSC

25                              :                               75

CSS Forum Team
Author: CSS Forum Team


  1. Ab to ssc me bhi normalisation start ho gya hai. Accha hoga ki training jab alag alag places par karwayi ja rhai hai aur waha course coordinator bhi alag alag mind set ke hote hai. isliye ye atiawashyak hai ki is sambhand me dopt ka dhyan akarshit kiya jaaye taki aane wale sabhi DR ASOs ke saath bhedbhaav na ho paaye.

  2. This is particularly evident when training is done at many places for the same batch e.g. ISTM, HIPA etc. In our case, the average marks given to ISTM trainees were around 350 whereas for batches at other places were more than 500! That is unfair. There shall be a uniform marking criteria. For now, least DoPT can do is normalize the marks and bring a policy to remove this ambiguity. There is no point of discussion unless the forum make a representation to DoPT.

  3. Ravi Kumar says:

    1. Discretionary marks may be done away with. The subject/component where there is involves discretionary assessment should be purely made qualifying in nature.

    2. Rest, exam should be made only objective type, only online mode, set up and conducted centrally.

  4. Dev Gupta says:

    The way forward for me is given the gravity of issue, only the marks of written test should be considered that too taken centrally by ISTM not by other institutes. And Marks of Presentations etc. which hugely depends on the Faculty some give 50% MINIMUM whereas for same presentation some Faculty will give 50% MAXIMUM. So, in view of huge impact on Career ASOs DoP&T should take this 25% seriously and make a policy for the same.

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