Functioning of Departmental Councils – Information regarding
North Block, New Delhi
Dated August 21,2017
Subject: Functioning of Departmental Councils – Information regarding
The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been issuing instructions from time to time for holding regular meetings of Departmental Council with a view to making effective use of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) Scheme. In this regard, the latest reminder was sent on 13.04.2017 (copy enclosed).
2. From the information received, it has been learnt that Departmental Councils have not been constituted in all Ministries/Departments and in some cases, though the Departmental Councils have been constituted, regular meetings are not being held. It is also to be submitted for kind information that guidelines regarding constitution of Departmental Council are given in JCM Brochure which is available in the public domain on the website of the Department http://persmin.nic.in…>Department of personnel & Training (DOPT) ….> Downloads …> Acts & Rules …> Brochure on JCM & CA.
3. The JCM Scheme provides for Departmental Councils at the level of individual Ministries/Departments, including their attached and subordinate offices. The Staff Side of JCM, however, has been complaining that regular dialogue with the Staff Side through the mechanism of Departmental Councils at Ministry/Department level is not happening. Meetings of Departmental Council at periodic intervals are essential as they help in resolving differences between the Government and the Staff Side.
4. It is, therefore, requested that the relevant information, as asked for, on the Departmental Council meetings held during previous 5 years may kindly be sent at the earliest.
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Telefax No. 2309 2982