NEW DELHI: Just days after issuing a blanket ban on the appointment of Private Secretaries(PS), who had earlier served with the UPA Ministers, the Prime Minister’s Office is now thinking of amending the stringent order by inserting a fresh clause which will allow bureaucrats, who had left the personal staff of the Union Ministers three years ago, to be considered for the posts.
Sources said the order is likely to be circulated among all the ministries soon. According to them, the proposed amendments will enable the officers, whose tenure with the UPA Ministers had ended in May-June 2011, to be appointed as PS and Officer on Special Duty (OSD). It was Express, that first broke the story on June 20.
And the report had quoted the PMO directive, which said that any officer or private person, who had earlier worked in the personal staff of a minister in any capacity for any duration, would not be considered for appointment to the personal staff of the NDA Ministers.