Department of Personnel & Training has not made any change in instructions contained in OM No. 22011/4/1998-Estt.(D) dated 12.10.1998 and reiterated vide OM No. 22011/1/2014-Estt.(D) dated 14.11.2014. These instructions provide for consideration of retired employees, who are within the zone of consideration in the relevant year(s) while preparing year-wise panel(s) for promotion. Such retired officials, however, have no right for promotion as they are not available to assume charge of the higher post.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. Udit Raj in the Lok Sabha today.
Source : PIB Release, 06.05.2015