The central government is set to promote 8,089 officers, including providing reservation in promotions to members of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST). Officials familiar with the matter gave this information on Friday. A total of 1,734 posts out of promotion are not covered under reservation in promotion, while 5,032 are unreserved.

The government has decided to make 727 promotions in the SC category and 207 in the ST category. Details could not be received for 389 posts. Many of these regular promotions were pending for more than six years.

This was constantly demanded by the authorities. Reservation in promotion is applicable up to the post of Under Secretary in the government. The Department of Personnel and Training issued several orders on Thursday. An official said, “Several orders have already been issued, while others are in process.

About 4,734 officers are going to get regular promotion in the Central Secretariat Service (CSS). These included more than 1,757 officers. More than 1,472 Section Officers are being promoted to the post of Under Secretary, which is pending since 2015. At the rank of deputy secretary, 327 and at the director level, 1,097 officers will get promotion. 2,966 officers will be promoted in the Central Secretariat Stenographer Service. At the same time, 389 officers of Central Secretariat Clerical Service are set to be promoted.

“All the officers mentioned in the Annexure who are in service as on the date of this order are placed in the concerned Ministries/Departments where they are presently posted on regular promotion in the grade till further orders,” the DoPT said. “The officers included in the select list for any year and still holding the post of Under Secretary are required to join the post of Deputy Secretary. Their regular appointment will be effective from that date only,” the order said. PLC/GT

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