Ban on appointment of staffs
Due to administrative requirements, the Government has issued guidelines that any officer/ official/private person, who has worked earlier in the personal staff of a Minister, may not be appointed in the personal staff of Ministers in the present Government. Subsequently, certain relaxations, have been given according to which the said guidelines shall apply only in respect of Private Secretary, Officer on Special Duty, Additional Private Secretary, Assistant Private Secretary and First PA who have worked in the Personal Staff of any Minister for any duration during the last 10 years which is to be reckoned from 19.06.2014.
The instructions have been issued as per the administrative requirements. At present, there is no proposal to review the instructions.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. Kirit Somaiya in the Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB News