Jitendra Singh assures IRS officers speedy promotions

Jitendra Singh assures IRS officers speedy promotions

Agency News

New Delhi,Oct 25 : Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Friday assured a group of 2010 batch of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Officers (Customs and Indirect Taxes) for their speedy promotion.

These officers, who called on the Minister, discussed various issues related to their service with him. They conveyed to the Minister about the rule that requires compulsory five years of service in the Senior Time Scale (STS) while getting promoted from STS to Junior Administrative Grade (JAG).

The officers requested exemption in their case from mandatory service of Five years. They also said that the recruitment rules making five years in STS as mandatory for promotion to JAG was introduced through amendments in 2016 after the officers were promoted to STS.

After the discussions, the Minister assured the IRS officers of speedy promotion. He said that their case will be expedited and the promotion will be done in due time. The Minister further stated that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has been working towards curbing stagnation in promotions. He added that about 4,000 Government officials working at various levels were promoted in the beginning of this year.

He also reiterated that the Government is committed to provide good working environment to the employees. (UNI)