Centre increases inter-cadre deputation period up to 5 years


New Delhi, April 19: Civil servants can now stay up to five years on inter-cadre deputation.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has increased to five years from existing three years the period of such deputation.

Inter-cadre deputations are normally processed only in cases of personal difficulties for officers of three all India services– Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).

“Now, it has been decided that all cases of inter-cadre deputation of all India services officers initially be restricted to three years, extendable by two more years, after review,” it said in an order issued today.

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, cadre controlling authorities for IPS and IFS respectively are requested to consider all the requests for inter-cadre deputation accordingly, the order said.

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