Many would be aware that the Cabinet had recently approved a scheme for granting three out of turn promotions to outstanding sportspersons.
Moving quickly in this direction, the Department of Personnel and Training has already issued the formal orders by way of an Office Memorandum implementing the scheme for all central govt civilian employees except railways and three other departments specified in the
OM provides for grant of three out of turn
promotions for sportspersons. The policy also covers coaches. Said promotions
shall be personal to the persons promoted who shall automatically stand
upgraded to the higher post.
The performances and sporting events eligible for the promotions have been specified in the
And elsewhere, 1982 batch officers of the IAS have been empanelled as Additional Secretaries to Govt of India in HAG. Meaning thereby, that shortly orders shall be issued for 1980 batch officers of the Organised Group A services to be granted HAG on a non-functional basis.