Procedure regarding relaxation of ban for creation of posts on the Plan side.
G.I., M.F., O.M. No. F. 7 (16)-E. (Co-ord.)n9,dated 10-3-1980
Sub.:-Procedure regarding relaxation of ban for creation of posts on the Plan side.
In this Department’s O.M. of even number, dated the 20th November, 1979, it was clarified for the information of all Ministries/Departments that for the creation of Plan posts, approval of Secretary (Exp.)/Finance Minister will have to be obtained in accordance with the procedure laid down in this Department’s O.M. No. F. 14 (4)-E. (Co-ord.)/76, dated the 22nd December, 1977. Since Plan Schemes, Projects, etc., are approved in accordance with the prescribed procedures (by the Ministry concerned or by the EFC or by the PIB, as the case may be), it has been pointed out that manpower being part of the approved scheme/project, perhaps no further scrutiny need be exercised on staffing proposals as required under the O.M. of 20-11-1979 referred to above.
The discussions on the schemes at the PIB/EFC meeting are confined to broad parameters, cost effectiveness and possible alternatives for recommending the investment proposed. Proposals for the creation of posts though part of a scheme are generally not examined in sufficient detail at the time of the clearance of the schemes by EFC, etc. For this reason it is only appropriate that the staffing components are examined in depth by the FA/Ministry of Finance when the projects are to be implemented. As such it is reiterated that in regard to proposals for creation of Plan posts also, approval of Secretary (Exp.)/Finance Minister has to be obtained in accordance with the procedure laid down in this Department’s O.M., dated the 22nd December, 1977, referred to in Para. 1 above.