(i) In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires:
The Central Government shall, in consultation with the State Government concerned, determine the number of vacancies for which recruitment may be made under these regulations each year. The number of vacancies shall not exceed the number of substantive vacancies, as on the first day of January of the year, in which the meeting of the Committee to make the selection is held.
Provided that the State Government shall not consider the case of a person who has attained the age of 54 years on the first day of January of the year in which the decision is taken to propose the names for the consideration of the Committee.
Provided also that the State Government shall not consider the case of a person who, having been included in an earlier Select List, has not been appointed by the Central Government in accordance with the provisions of regulation 9 of these regulations.
The Committee shall meet every year to consider the proposal of the State Government made under regulation 4 and recommend the names of the persons, not exceeding the number of vacancies to be filled under regulation 3, for appointment to the service. The suitability of a person for appointment to the service shall be determined by scrutiny of service records and personal interview:-
Provided that no meeting of the Committee shall be held and no list for the year in question shall be prepared, when
Explanation: In case of Joint Cadres, a separate Select List shall be prepared in respect of each constituent having a State Civil Service.
Provided that the appointment of persons who are included in the Select List shall be made in accordance with the agreement arrived at under clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of rule 8 of the recruitment rules in the order in which the names of such persons appear in the relevant parts of the Select List;
Provided also that in case a Select List officer has expressed his unwillingness for appointment to the service, he shall have no claim for appointment to the service from that Select List unless he informs the Central Government through the State Government before the end of the year in which the meeting of the Committee is held to prepare the Select List or within sixty days of the date of the letter conveying his expression of unwillingness to be appointed to the service whichever is later, revoking his earlier expression of unwillingness for appointment to the service.
Notwithstanding anything contained in these regulations, the Central Government may not appoint any person whose name appears in the Select List, if it is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do in the public interest.
Provided that no such decision shall be taken by the Central Government without consulting the Union Public Service Commission and without recording the reasons therefore.