No. 2/Assn/GS/2010 Bhopal, dated 16.07.10
The Additional Director General,
Sub: Promotion of UDCs who have not completed 10 years on the post by relaxing the DoPT Promotion rules-Regarding.
It is submitted that more than 20 posts of Assistant are lying vacant in various FOD Offices as on date, which puts hurdles in the smooth functioning of the offices especially the Regional Offices. But FOD has not considered the UDCs who have not completed 10 years service on the post for promotion to the post of Assistant and as such their names were not reflected in the All India Seniority list of UDC. In this respect our submission is that 12-16 years are required to take place promotion of LDC to UDC in FOD Offices whereas DoPT provides only 8 years of qualifying service for promotion to the post of UDC. Thus, unless relaxation is given in the qualifying period for promotion to the post of UDC to Assistant, most of the UDCs in the FOD Offices will retire on the post itself.
It is therefore requested that the promotion to the post of Assistant may be made on the combined services of the LDC & UDC and amendments in the recruitment rule of the Assistant may be made accordingly. Since the process for the amendment of the recruitment rules may take more time, all the vacancies of the Assistant at present may be filled by the UDCs by giving relaxation in the rules as a one time measure.