TNN | Sep 27, 2014, 05.54AM IST
NEW DELHI: The Centre has made approval of appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC) mandatory for extending the service of scientists employed with the government, beyond their superannuation.
“All the scientific ministries/departments are hereby advised to take timely action for constitution of the departmental peer review committee (DPRC) for considering the cases for extension of service of specialists in medical or scientific fields, beyond the normal date of superannuation and ensure that the proposals seeking approval of the ACC be invariably submitted at least two months in advance of the date of superannuation,” the department of personnel and training said in an order.
The order pointed out cases where scientific ministries and departments have not taken timely action to reconstitute the DPRC, an expert body which meets biennially to consider cases of extension to scientists retiring over the next six months. The recommendations of the DPRC are then sent to the establishment officer for final approval by the ACC.
The note said an officer, in the absence of a specific approval of ACC towards extension of his services beyond the date of superannuation, should stand retired on the day of his superannuation. “Under no circumstances should the ministry/department concerned extend his services…unilaterally without the approval of ACC,” it said.