All India Services Branch Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What are the Rules and Regulations under which promotions to IAS/IPS/IFoS are governed?
Ans: Promotions to three All India Services IAS/IPS/IFoS are governed under the respective IAS (Recruitment) Rules 1954, IPS (Recruitment) Rules 1954 and IFoS (Recruitment) Rules 1966 and the IAS (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations 1955, IPS (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations 1955 and IFoS (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations 1966. The selection of Non-SCS officers for appointment to IAS (Non-SCS) is governed by the IAS (Appointment by Selection) Regulations 1997. Copies of these Recuitment Rules and Promotion Regulations are hosted on the websites of Govt. of India, DOPT www.permin.nic.in. Q2: Who are the cadre controlling authorities for the IAS/IPS/IFoS?
Ans: The Central Govt. is the cadre controlling authority for the three All India Services and in terms of the provisions of the respective IAS/IPS/IFoS Promotion Regulations, the Central Govt. means Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training for IAS; Ministry of Home Affairs for IPS and Ministry of Environment & Forests for IFoS. The vacancies to be filled under the Promotion Quota for each year are determined by the Central Govt. in consultation with the respective State Govt. and the final appointments are also made by them. Q3. What is the role of the UPSC in promotion/selection to All India Services?
Ans: Once the vacancies for promotion/selection to All India Services have been determined by the Central Govt. / Nodal Ministry in consultation with the State Government, the concerned State Government forwards the proposal for promotion / selection for the relevant year(s) including the documents listed at Q7 to the Commission. Once the proposal has been examined in the Commission and deficiencies if any rectified, the meeting of the Selection Committee is convened by the Commission. Upon receipt of the observation of the State Government as stipulated at Regulation 6 & the observation of the Central Government as envisaged in Regulation 6A, the recommendation of the Selection Committee are placed before the Commission. The list as finally approved by the Commission shall form the Select List of the members of the State Civil Service. Appointments to the All India Services are then made by the respective Nodal Ministries. Q4: When can a meeting of the Selection Committee for a particular year be convened for promotion to IAS/IPS/IFoS? Ans: A meeting of the Selection Committee for that year can be convened any time between 1st January to 31st December after (a) vacancies are determined by the Central Govt and (b) a proposal with complete documents is furnished by the respective State Govt to the Commission. Q5: Whether year wise Select Lists can be prepared if the Selection Committee does not meet for a year? Ans: Yes, year wise Select Lists are required to be prepared, in case Selection Committee could not meet by 31st December during the previous years in terms of proviso to Reg 5(1) of Promotion Regulations, in the meeting of the Selection Committee for the current year.
What are the eligibility conditions for consideration for promotion to All India Services?
Ans: In terms of the provisions of Promotion Regulations, a State Civil/Police/Forest Service Officer is eligible to be considered for promotion to IAS/IPS/IFoS provided on 1st January of the year for which the Select List is to be prepared, he is a) b) c) d) e) a member of the State Civil/Police/Forest Service having completed not less than eight years of continuous service (whether officiating or substantive) in the post of Deputy Collector/Deputy SP or in any other post or posts declared equivalent thereto by the State Government/ posts included in the SFS. confirmed in the State Service within the zone of consideration equal to three times the number of vacancies in the order of...
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