New Delhi: The cooling off period for bureaucrats seeking commercial employment after their retirement has been cut by half to one year.
With new rules formed recently by the Personnel Ministry, the officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others, will have to take prior permission from the Centre only for the period of one year from the date of their superannuation to work in private firms.
However, they need to declare clear service records particularly with respect to integrity and dealings with non-government organisations (NGOs) and also mention that the proposed emoluments and pecuniary benefits being offered to them are in conformity with the industry standards.
The reduction has been done on the demand made by officers who have been seeking cut in the time period from two years.
Following which this period has been reduced to one year, as per the new rules.
"The organisation in which I am seeking employment is not involved in activities which are in conflict with or prejudicial to India's foreign relations, national security and domestic harmony. The organisation is not undertaking any activity for intelligence gathering.
"The employment, which I propose to take up also will not entail activities which are in conflict with or involve activities prejudicial to India's foreign relations, national security and domestic harmony," the officers need to declare in a revised application form.
Pensioners need to affirm that they have not been privy to sensitive or strategic information in the last three years of service, which is directly related to the areas of interest or work of the organisation that they propose to join or to the areas in which they propose to practise or consult.
"My service record is clear, particularly with respect to integrity and dealings with non-government organisations (NGOs). The proposed emoluments and pecuniary benefits are in conformity with the industry standards," reads the declaration to be made by an applicant mandatorily, while seeking the nod.