The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, has issued a notification on September 21, 2023, regarding the Combined Section Officers’ (Grade ‘B’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the year 2023.
This examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and is aimed at adding candidates to the Select Lists for various Section Officers’ (Grade ‘B’) services, including Central Secretariat Service, Indian Foreign Service (Branch ‘B’), Railway Board Secretariat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, and Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.
Combined Section Officers’ (Grade ‘B’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the year 2023
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, the 21st September, 2023
G.S.R. 680(E).-The rules for the Combined Section Officers’ (Grade ‘B’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the year 2023 to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, for making additions in the Select Lists for the Section Officers’ (Grade ‘B’’) of the Services mentioned below are, published herewith the concurrence of the Ministries concerned, for general information.
Section Officers’ Grade of the Central Secretariat Service.
Section Officer Grade of the General Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch ‘B’
Section Officers’ Grade of the Railway Board Secretariat Service
Section Officers’ Grade of the Intelligence Bureau.
Section Officers in Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
Assistant Director/Section Officers/Manager Gr.I in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation
- The number of persons to be selected for inclusion in the Select List for each grade/service will be specified in the Notice issued by the Commission. Final Selection of the candidates under different categories shall be decided and results declared inter alia based on the guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel & Training vide O.M. No. 36012/2016/2019-Estt (Res.) dated 12.04.2022 subject to final outcome of the Civil Appeal No. 629 of 2022 arising out of SLP (C) NO. 30621/2011.
In respect of Category – III (i.e the Section Officers’ Grade of RBSS), the seniority list of Assistant Section Officers’ grade is under challenge, the result of Category-III (i.e the Section Officers Grade of RBSS) for the year 2023 would be provisional subject to the outcome of the pending court cases (O.A.s No. 114/2022 and 215/2022), before the Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi, and revision of seniority list of Assistant Section Officers (ASOs’) Grade of RBSS, if any.
- The examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in the manner prescribed in Appendix to these Rules. The dates on which and the places at which the examination will be held shall be fixed by the Commission and informed separately by the Commission.
- Permanent or regularly appointed temporary Officers of the Grade and Services mentioned in column 1 below who on the crucial date of eligibility (as mentioned below) satisfy the conditions regarding length of service and educational qualification etc. mentioned in column 2 shall be eligible to appear at the examination for the respective categories of service mentioned in column 3.
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