IMPHAL, Aug 28: The recent notification issued by the department of personnel and administrative reforms regarding the amendment of Manipur Finance Service Rules, 1998 has affected the seniority order of MFS officers of the state.
According to an official source, the new rule which was added as Rule 28 (V) has contravened the earlier norms of fixing seniority of MFS officers. Such rule is not equated with other service rules of MCS and MPS cadres of the state, it said.
The seniority list of 70 MFS officers has been framed according to the date on which they joined the finance service. The final seniority list of 17 officers was also published vide order no. 1/8/20-MFS (pt.1), dated 4/4/2007.
However, as per the new amended rule, the seniority list has been made from the date of regular appointment of the post of entry grade.
It may be mentioned that 28 MFS officers grade-III were appointed on March 31, 1999 while another 13 officers on April 20, 2002. Another batch of 30 MFS officers was also appointed on the recommendation of Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC).