Dissolution of CAPART notified; merger with NIRD & PR to be effective from May 1

Rural development ministry has notified the dissolution of the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) as a society and its merger in the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD &PR) with effect from May 1, 2020.

Union cabinet had in October last year approved the dissolution of CAPART and its subsequent merger with NIRD&PR.

Post the merger, services of all the existing employees of CAPART shall stand transferred to NIRD and PR and they would be deemed to be the employees of NIRD and PR on and from May 1, 2020 for all purposes, ministry said in its notification.

Besides, the service conditions of existing employees of CAPART shall be governed by the service rules applicable to the employees of NIRD & PR by reckoning their length of service from the date of their appointment in CAPART.

“Actual posting, placement and other matters relating the employees of CAPART shall be decided in consultation with the central government by NIRD & PR and such decision shall be made within six months from May 1, 2020, it said

Moreover, the sanctioned strength of the staff of NIRD & PR shall stand enhanced and all activities, assets and liabilities of CAPART as existing shall stand transferred to NIRD & PR.

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