During the panel year 2019, one AAO junior to other AAOs in the office but belonging to SC category was promoted to the post of Accounts Officer on 1.2.2019 carry forward vacancy of SC. As per 13 points post based roster, the carry forward vacancy of Schedule Castes in the cadre of Accounts Officer was utilized to promote the officer. It was clearly mentioned in the promotion order of the said officer that in case of repatriation of Senior Officer(s) from deputation, the officer will be reverted to his cadre post. Subsequently, on repatriation of senior officer(s) from deputation, the said officer was reverted to his cadre post of AAO.

In the given situation, following doubts have arisen which may please be clarified.

(a) Whether the reservation points (carry forward SC vacancy) which was utilized for the promotion of the said AAO to AO is to be treated as utilized during the panel year 2019

(b) Whether the same roster point which was utilized for promotion of the said AAO to AO, who has now been reverted from AO to AAO can again be utilized to promote the same officer against future vacancy in the panel year 2019 keeping in mind that there are 2 more AAOs(one ST and one General) who are senior to the said officer.