Functioning of Departmental Councils – DoPT O.M. No.4/3/ 2019- JCA

Functioning of Departmental Councils – DoPT O.M. No.4/3/ 2019- JCA

Functioning of Departmental Councils – DoPT O.M. No.4/3/ 2019- JCA

No.4/3/ 2019- JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated:     June, 2021


Functioning of Departmental Councils – regarding


The undersigned is directed to say that instructions have been issued by this Department from time to time for making effective use of  JCM Scheme by the Ministries/ Departments to discuss the demands of the employees. Departmental Council set up under JCM Scheme  is  an appropriate forum for redressal of the grievances of the employees.  However, it has come to our notice that the Meetings of the Departmental Councils in various Ministries / Departments except a few, are not being held regularly.

2. The Staff Side, National Council (JCM) has been raising this issue in the Meetings of the National Council (JCM) and Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM). As per JCM Scheme “the meetings of the Departmental Council shall be held as often as necessary, and not less than once in four months’. However, the Staff Side has pointed out that in some of the Ministries/ Departments the meetings of the Departmental Councils have not been held even once in the last 4-5 years.

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3. In view of the above, it is requested that the Joint Consultative Machinery needs to be galvanized and for this  purpose  Departmental Council may be constituted in those Ministries/ Departments  where  they have not been constituted and where they already exist and the meeting of the Departmental Council may be held more frequently to resolve Staff Side grievances.

4. It is also requested that information on the functioning of Departmental Council in the Ministry/ Department during the last five years may kindly be provided in the enclosed format at the earliest.

Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Tel. No. 2309  4678


Joint Secretaries (Admn.) of the all Ministries/ Departments

Copy to:

1. Sunil Kumar  Mandi,  US(R&R,DC) , DOPT,  Lok Nayak  Bhavan,  New Delhi

2. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001


Whether Departmental Council has been constituted?Yes/No
If Departmental Council has not been constituted, indicate the reasons for the sameYes/No
If Departmental Council is in existence, how many meetings have been held during the last five years and the current year20142015201820192020
If no Departmental Council meeting has been held in any of the above mentioned year, the reasons therefor,
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