No proposal to review guidelines on Ministers' staff: Govt

 The Centre on Wednesday said it had no plans to review the guidelines for appointment of personal staff to Ministers as per which those who worked for UPA ministers are not likely to be appointed for present ones.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 05, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday said it had no plans to review the guidelines for appointment of personal staff to Ministers as per which those who worked for UPA ministers are not likely to be appointed for present ones.

"Due to administrative requirements, the government has issued guidelines that any officer, official, private person, who has earlier worked in the personal staff of a Minister, may not be appointed in the personal staff of Ministers in the present government," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

Subsequently, certain relaxations, have been given according to which the said guidelines shall apply only in respect of Private Secretary, Officer on Special Duty, Additional Private Secretary, Assistant Private Secretary and First PA who have worked in the personal staff of any Minister for any duration during the last 10 years which is to be reckoned from June 19, 2014, he said.

"The instructions have been issued as per the administrative requirements. At present, there is no proposal to review the instructions," Singh said.