Correct Answer : Option (C) - Both 1 and 2
In 1949, the Gopalaswami Ayyangar Committee while recommending restructuring of the Central Secretariat, suggested that a Department should be identifi ed with a Secretary’s charge and a Ministry should be identified with a Minister’s charge. So, statement 1 is correct.
In 1954, on the recommendation of Paul H. Appleby report, an Organisation and Methods (O&M) Division was set up in the Cabinet Secretariat. In 1964, the O&M Division was transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs, under the newly created Department of Administrative Reforms. In 1970, on the basis of the recommendations of the Administrative Reforms Commission, the Department of Personnel was set up in the Cabinet Secretariat. Since Cabinet secretariat falls under
the Prime Minister, it is safe to say the DoPT was placed under PM’s Charge. So, statement 2 is correct.