DoPT Orders 2018 – An Overview
Department of Personnel & Training
Department of Personnel & Training : DoPT – watch-dog of the Government
The role of the Department of Personnel & Training can be conceptually divided into two parts, In its large nodal role, it acts as the formulator of policy and the watch-dog of the Government ensuring that certain accepted standards and norms, as laid down by it, are followed by all Ministries/Departments, in the recruitment, regulation of service conditions, posting/transfers, deputation of personnel as well as other related issues.
Recruitment Agencies: The two organizations through which the Department ensures recruitment of personnel for the Government are the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). There is a mandatory provision for consulting the Commission on all matters relating to methods of recruitment, principles to be followed in making promotions and transfers from one service to another and on all disciplinary matters. The SSC is responsible for making recruitment to subordinate staff such as Assistants, Stenographers etc.
Joint Consultative MachineryThere is a well-structured machinery for joint consultation between the Central Government and its employees on a wide variety of service matters having a bearing on the administration and the general interests of the Government employees. It is a three-tier machinery consisting of the National Council, the Department Council and the Regional/Office Council. Service matters, pertaining to the interests of the generality of the employees or specific groups of them, are dealt with by this machinery. We compiled here a list of orders published by this department in 2018…