From DoPT website – About Cadre Review
ASK – ASK-- ASK
• Why do we need this Cadre?
• What is the Cadre Structure?
• How does it look?
• What are the Parallels for the Cadre Hierarchy?
• What does the cadre person do at the office?
• Has IT Substituted him/her? A part of him/her?
• Can IT and Law substitute Him/Her?
• What Functions can be Transferred Up/Down?
• How many such or similar cadres in the Department / Organization?
• Can similar cadres be merged? – Vertically / Horizontally?
• How many layers in the Cadre?
• Where is the Decision Making Level?
• How many layers before Decision Making Layer?
• What is financial implication
• What Should be The Cadre Strength?
• What should be the ratio of Recruitment?
• How much by Promotion, How much by Semi Direct?
• What should be the time before Promotions?
• When will Addition and Deletions to the Cadre strength become effective
All the above are the angles of administration.