The government has decided to amend rules by not making it mandatory for state civil service officers, who has less than four years to retire at the time of their induction into IAS, to undergo training.
After induction into the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from the state civil service, in keeping with the provisions of IAS (Probation) Rules, 1954, two induction training programmes are organised every year by the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie.
In majority of cases, state civil service officers have less than four years of service to complete before their retirement on superannuation. Often, the mid-career training and induction training overlap or are to be organised in close proximity.
“Availability of officers for such training frequencies poses difficulties for the states. The matter of delayed induction training in these cases attracts the provisions of IAS (Probation) Rules.
“These rules require reversion to the substantive posts in the state civil service for not undergoing induction training,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an order.
It is proposed to bring an amendment to the IAS (Probation) Rules, 1954 so that these difficulties could be resolved, it said.
The proposed amendments allows probationers, who have less than four years of superannuation at the time of their induction into IAS, not to be nominated for induction training, the DoPT said and sought comments on this proposed change by November 6.