The Appointment committee of the cabinet has laid out a policy for fixing an upper limit on the number of years for which officers/officials can work in the personal staff of Ministers. This was conveyed by DOP&T’s O.M.No. 31/65/2009-EO (MM-I) dated 04.03.2010.
DOP&T issued a clarification on 13-5-2010 on Certain Queries,which were raised by various Ministries. According to the OM issued by DOP&T, it is clarified that The 10 years limit would be applicable to all appointments in the personal staff of Ministers even for retired or private persons.
ACC directions would be applicable with prospective effect and not with retrospective effect as these instructions are clearly for processing ‘future’ appointments.