Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department plays a crucial role in recruiting the Government servants and upgrading their skills. Human Resources Development is imperative not only in enhancing the skills and calibre of the Government Staff, but also in making the administrative procedures enhanced and in tune with the times. This need to make all the wings of the Government encompassing and more precise was realised very early by the Government of Tamil Nadu and as a result of which the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department was carved out of Public Department on 6th November, 1976 in line with the recommendations of the Administrative Reforms Commission, headed by Thiru. T.A. Varghese, I.C.S. This Department was formed to meet the surge in the staff strength to commensurate with the activities of the Government. The following two wings are functioning in this Department-
i) Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department
ii) Personnel and Administrative Reforms (Training) Department.
The Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department is an advisory Department on the following subjects as envisaged in the “Tamil Nadu Government Business Rules and Secretariat Instructions”.
Estimation of vacancies and preparation of panels for the posts included in the Tamil Nadu State Services and the Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service.
Examination of proposals for relaxation of relevant Special Rules / General Rules for regularisation of service and declaration of probation of Government employees.
Clarifications concerning Fundamental Rules.
Examination of proposals with regard to revision of seniority as per the rule provisions.
Watching the issue of orders on the recommendations of the “Equivalence Committee” of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission relating to recognition of a prescribed qualification.
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