Dated 1stMarch, 2011
Subject: Overstay while on deputation.
Undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OM of even number dated the 17th June, 2010 and to say that as per existing intructions no extension in deputation beyond the fifth year is allowed. Further, as per the OM No.14017/30/2006-Estt (RR) dated the 29th November, 2006, the deputationist officer is deemed to have been relieved on the date of expiry of the deputation period unless the competent authority has with requisite approvals, extended the period of deputation, in writing, prior to the date of its expiry. It is observed that despite these clear instructions, proposals for regularization of overstay of officers on deputation beyond the five year period continue to be received in the Department. It is reiterated that it will be the responsibility of the immediate superior officer to ensure that the deputationist does not overstay. In the event of the officer overstaying for any reason whatsoever, he/she is liable to disciplinary action and other adverse Civil/Service consequences which would include the period of unauthorised overstay not being counted for service for the purpose of pension and that any increment due during the period of unauthorized overstay being deferred with cumulative effect, till the date on which the officer rejoins his parent cadre.
2. All Ministries/Departments may please note that henceforth no ex-post facto approval for regularization of overstay on deputation would be allowed.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India