THE INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (CADRE) RULES, 1954.
In exercise of
the powers conferred by sub-section 1 of Section 3 of the All India Services
Act, 1951 (LXI of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the
Governments of the States concerned, hereby makes the following rules namely:-
Short title:- These rules may be called the Indian Administrative
Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954.
Definitions:- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires -
officer’ means a member of the Indian Administrative Service;
post’ means any of the post specified under item I of each cadre in schedule
to the Indian Administrative Service (Fixation of Cadre Strength) Regulations,
‘State’ means [a State specified in the First Schedule to the constitution
and includes a Union Territory.]
Government concerned’, in relation to a Joint cadre, means the Joint Cadre
of India's Decisions under Rule 2:
of India have held that a cadre post as defined in the Rules means only the post
specified under item 1 of the cadre strength of each State. A non-cadre post
does not become a cadre post simply, on being declared equivalent to a cadre
post. It would become a cadre post only after it has been included in and
specified as such item I of the cadre strength of each State as shown in the
schedules to the I.A.S. ( Fixation of Cadre Strength) Regulations, 1955.
letter No. 14/51/65-AIS(III), dated 21-2-1966].
Constitution of Cadres - 3(1) There shall be constituted for each State
or group of States an Indian Administrative Service Cadre.
3(2) The Cadre
so constituted for a State or a group of States is hereinafter referred to as a
‘State Cadre’ or, as the case may be, a ‘Joint Cadre’.
Strength of Cadres - 4(1) The strength and composition of each of the
cadres constituted under rule 3 shall be determined by regulations made by the
Central Government in consultation with the State Governments in this behalf and
until such regulations are made, shall be as in force immediately before the
commencement of these rules.
Central Government shall, 4[ordinarily] at the interval of every 4[five]
years, re-examine the strength and composition of each such cadre in
consultation with the State Government or the State Governments concerned and
may make such alterations therein as it deems fit:
nothing in this sub-rule shall be deemed to affect the power of the Central
Government to alter the strength and composition of any cadre at any other time:
further that State Government concerned may add for a period not exceeding one
year 5[and with the approval of the Central Government for a further
period not exceeding two years,] to a State or Joint Cadre one or more posts
carrying duties or responsibilities of a like nature to cadre posts.
of India's Decisions under Rule 4:
criterion for inclusion of senior duty posts in the IAS cadre schedule is that
the cadre should include all posts for which the State Government would require
officers with wide administrative experience of the standard of the I.A.S. It
should thus include:
superior administrative posts of and above rank of District Officers e.g.
Collectors, Commissioners, Members of Board of Revenue, Secretaries & Deputy
Secretaries in Administrative Departments; and
proportion of miscellaneous posts including those of Heads of Departments.
Strict uniformity in this matter is difficult.
Central Government reserve the right to take a final decision regarding
inclusion of a post in the cadre.
[ G.I. MHA
letter No. 5/61/57-AIS(II), dated 22-11-1957, No. 27/28/64-AIS(III), dated
24-3-1966 and 14/39/65-AIS(III).]
included in the Cadre acquire the character of permanency.
letter No. 6/25/64-AIS(I), dated 1-6-1964].
additions to or subtractions from a cadre are not to be taken into account for
cadre calculations or for calculating the number of selection grade posts.
letter No. 5/24/58-AIS-II dated 5.5.1958]
4.1 The second
proviso requires that the posts added temporarily to the cadre should carry
duties and responsibilities of a like nature of cadre posts. The exercise of
this power by the State Government with reference to a post involves an
objective assessment of the nature of the duties and responsibilities attached
to that post in comparison to those attached to a cadre post. Thus posts cannot
be added temporarily to the cadre unless such posts already exist in the cadre.
4.2. The scale
of pay of the post, temporarily added to the cadre, should also be the same as
that of the cadre post to which it corresponds. Thus, where the pay of the post
of Secretary in the cadre is in the senior time-scale, it would not be in order,
to add temporarily to the cadre post of Secretary in the super time-scale.
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