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NDA ministers not to appoint PS from previous regime: Govt

The government has issued guidelines for NDA ministers not to appoint any officer who has worked in the last regime as their personal staff, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.



New Delhi: The government has issued guidelines for NDA ministers not to appoint any officer who has worked in the last regime as their personal staff, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.

"Due to administrative requirements, government has issued guidelines that any officer, official or private person, who has worked earlier as the personal staff of a minister, may not be appointed as 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.

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.

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