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    Authority responsible for making recruitment rules in Central Government departments

    Do you want to know who frames the Recruitment rules for central Government department? Our ISC experts would guide you here.

    Which authority is responsible for making recruitment rules pertaining to all Central Government departments of India?
    How are the rules pertaining to application fees, recruitment procedures set up?
    Who is the Senior most bureaucrat responsible for looking after policy matters related to recruitment rules in Central Government departments of India?
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  • Recruitment rules in central govt are framed, modified and amended time to time by the concerned ministry in consonance with Ministry of Personnel & Training and the Legal department.

    Once the policy is formed, amended or modified it requires approval of the President of India and only after that the policy is followed in to the day to day recruitment.

    The secretaries in the ministries take care whether the policy is properly being followed in the cases of recruitments or not. In case of disputes the Secretary can refer the issue to personnel as well as legal department for clarification, advice and guidance.

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  • Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) a wing under Ministry of Personnel, Public Grieviences and Pensions, Government of India is responsible for making Recruitment rules for the Central Government and any amendments made by the other departments for their employees need to be concurred by the DoPT. This Ministry is directly looked after by the Prime Minister of India. In other words, the Prime Minister is the supreme authority and the Secretary of the Ministry is the Senior most bureaucrat.

    Every department of the Central Government are expected to follow the same recruitment rules but the promotion and other selection procedures and necessary weightage to the in-service employees vs fresh recruits etc would be decided by the concerned Ministries in consultation with DoPT. Even judgement given by CAT/High Court/Supreme Court in favour of the employees with regard to service rules would be implemented by the concerned Departments duly consulting the DoPT.


  • The step-by-step procedure of formulation of Recruitment Rules in Central Government Offices is indicated below:-
    (a) The post which is to be created in an Office is finalised.
    (b) The number of posts to be created is determined.
    (c) The level of the post (Class/Scale of Pay, etc. ) is determined.
    (d) The educational qualification and experience necessary for the post is determined.
    The above four factors are approved by the Head of the Department (Top Boss) of that particular Office.
    (e) Thereafter, the proposed post to be created is compared with similar/same post available in otherCentral Government Offices.
    (f) After comparison, necessary modification is carried out, if found necessary.
    (g) Thereafter, Recruitment Rules in respect of the post are drafted by the Office.
    This draft Recruitment Rules are approved by the Head of the Department (Top Boss) of the particular Office.
    (h) After the approval of the Head of the Department, the draft Recruitment Rules are sent to the nodal Ministry for further vetting.
    (i) After vetting by the noal Ministry, the draft Recruitment Rules are sent to Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) for vetting.
    (j) After vetting by DoPT, the draft Recruitment Rules are sent to Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of Legal Affairs for legal vetting.
    (k) After legal vetting, the Recruitment Rules are notified.

    If the mode of recruitment is by one of the Central Government recruiting agencies (UPSC, SSC, RRB, etc.), the examination fee is determined by the concerned agency. If the mode of recruitment is by the concerned Office itself, then no examination fee is charged.

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