All matters pertaining to recognition of association and unions of the Central Govt. Offices and related policy issues are handled in the JCM (Joint Consultative Machinery) Section of the DoPT. Matters relating to Unions and Associations of the Central Secretariat Offices are looked after by the CS-IV Section of the CS Division of DoPT. All Associations & Unions functioning in the Central Secretariat, in every grade are required to seek recognition of the Union/Association based on criteria laid down by the JCM section. Only after recognition is granted to the Union/Association can they officially takeup issues with govt. departments for appropriate action.