‘Hired’ not ‘appointed’ for CSS / flagship scheme workers
Dimapur, March 18 (EMN): The government departments in Nagaland are directed to note that when appointing any person to centrally-sponsored schemes (CSS) / flagship programmes, the word ‘engage’ or ‘hire’ should be used instead of ‘appointment.’
A notification of the government issued through the publicity department DIPR was received here on Saturday.Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Angau I Thou said in an office memorandum that the government of India grants schemes for implementation of CSS/flagship schemes in the state. The budgets are allocated under various ministries and the entire process of release is also done by them including salaries for the employees.
It was also noted that there was an increase in appointments under CSS/flagship schemes in many departments in the state.
‘The government of India while sanctioning the schemes, it is reflected that the appointments of the employees are co-terminus with the schemes, in order to streamline the mode of appointments for these CSS schemes,’ the DIPR handout stated.
‘It has been decided that henceforth all departments should obtain the prior approval of the P&AR department and Finance department respectively before engaging any person under the CSS/flagship schemes in the state.’
After obtaining the government’s approval, programme officers should ‘engage any person clearly stating the mode of appointment i.e., whether the engagement are for a fixed tenure or co-terminus with the schemes.’
Henceforth, the DIPR note stated, “All departments while appointing any person under the CSS / flagship programmes, the word engage / hire should be used instead of appointment, it is, therefore, impressed upon ail administrative heads of the department and heads of the department to strictly adhere to the regulation as conveyed above.”