Government of lndia
Department of Personnel & Training
(Office of the Establishment Officer)
Subject. Appointment of PS/OSDs in the personal staff of the Ministers instructions-
While considering a proposal for ex-post facto approval of the appointment of an officer as OSD to a Minister at Deputy Secretary Level, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) observed that many Ministries/Departments re forwarding proposals requesting for ex-post facto approval of the Competent Authority for appointments in the personal staff of Ministers.
2. The ACC has reiterated its directions that prior approval of the ACC is required for all appointments in the personal staff of Ministers (other than Private Secretaries) at the level of Deputy Secretary and above. For appointments as Private Secretaries, ACC approval is required for all levels.
3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to please take note of these directions of the ACC for future compliance.