Cadre Control

Main Functions

The IES Division in the Department of Economic Affairs is entrusted with the responsibility of Cadre administration and management of the Indian Economic Service.

The main functions of the IES Cadre Division are all matters pertaining to the following:

  • Examination for Direct Recruitment- Examination Rules and Syllabus;
  • Direct Recruitment and Appointment to the service- medical examination and antecedent/character verification;
  • Promotion of feeder-post holders to Grade-IV (Junior Time Scale) of the service;
  • Policy matters pertaining to IES Rules;
  • Cadre review and restructuring of the service;
  • Encadrement of posts in the IES Cadre;
  • Act as the Secretariat to the IES Board and convening of meetings of the Board;
  • Career management and placement of officers of the service in the 45 participating Ministries/Departments;
  • Maintenance of Annual Confidential Rolls of officers of the service;
  • Promotion to various grades in the service including convening of meetings of the concerned Departmental Promotion Committee;
  • Seniority and confirmation of officers of the service;
  • Preparation of the Civil List of the service;
  • Organizing various induction-level training programmes for Probationers and officers promoted to the Junior Time Scale of the service from the feeder grade;
  • Training needs assessment and capacity building of officers of the service by organizing various in-service training programmes and refresher courses for serving officers;
  • Sponsoring officers of the service/Granting Cadre clearance for deputation to various ex-cadre posts in the Central Government, State Governments, and posts under the Central Staffing Scheme;
  • Sponsoring officers of the service/Granting Cadre clearance for deputation on Foreign Service terms to various ex-cadre posts including in the Public Sector Undertakings;
  • Sponsoring officers/grant Cadre clearance for foreign assignments, medium-term and long-term training, etc.;
  • Granting of Cadre clearance to officers applying for Study Leave;
  • Management of retirement and resignation of officers;
  • Operationalization of the budget head for salary to Probationers and officers on Compulsory Wait with the Cadre, training and grant-in-aid;
  • Vigilance/disciplinary cases of officers of the service;
  • Court cases on service matters; and
  • Provision of information on service-related matters to applicants under the RTI Act 2005.


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