Government of India
(Department of Personnel)
New Delhi-1, the 21st March, 1972/31st Phalguna, 1893
SUBJECT:- J.C.M. Scheme – Setting up of Office Councils.
In continuation of this Department’s O.M. No. 5/18/71-JCA, dated the 18th December, 1971 regarding setting up of Office Councils at the Headquarters offices of the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, the undersigned is directed to advise the Ministries/Departments that, after giving the concerned recognized Associations/Unions of employees in such Offices a reasonable opportunity and time to send their nominations to the Staff Side of the Office Councils, Ministries/Departments may proceed to set up their Office Councils and convene meetings thereof, as soon as nominations to at least 1/3rd of the total strength of the Staff Side of the Office Councils, which constitutes the required quorum are received and accepted and that, in the interest of the early setting up of the Office Councils, it is not necessary to wait till all the nominations to the Staff Side seats are received.
Till majority of the staff of the Ministry is represented in the Office Council, however, the matters to be discussed (within the scope and functions laid down in the constitution of the Council) would be those which pertain to the categories of staff represented therein, Ministry of Finance, etc. are, therefore, requested to proceed accordingly with the formation of the Office councils in their offices.
Under Secy. to the Govt. of India.