West Bengal Services (Appointment, Probation and Absorption of Group C Employees) Rules

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata-700 001.

No. 1832-F(P), dt. 01-03-2013

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution of India and in partial modification of notification No. 6060-F, dated the 25th June, 1979, the Governor is hereby pleased to make the following rules, namely:

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called the West Bengal Services (Appointment, Probation and Absorption of Group C Employees) Rules, 2013.

(2) They shall come into force with effect from the 1st day of March, 2013.

2. Application - (1) These rules shall apply in case of appointment to any post or cadre or service or category belonging to Group C.

(2) These rules shall not apply to-

(a) part-time workers, casual labourers, daily labourers, master roll workers and seasonal labourers;

(b) such other categories of persons as may be specified from time to time by Government by notification in the Official Gazette;

(c) cases of appointment on promotion.

3. Definitions - In these rules unless the context otherwise requires,-

(1) “Appointment on probation” means appointment on trial before absorption;

(2) “Government” means the Government of West Bengal;

(3) “Probationer” means a Government employee appointed on probation.

4. Mode of appointment.- On or after the date of coming into force of these rules, all appointments on entry into posts or cadre or service or category belonging to Group C in the Government service, shall be on probation for a period of three years.

5. Absorption after probation.- A Government employee shall be absorbed on regular basis on satisfactory completion of the period of probation and for this purpose, the performance of the concerned employee shall be reviewed after completion of each year;

Provided that where passing of departmental or other examination like computer skill etc. is essential under any existing rules of the concerned Group C post, the concerned employee shall have to pass the same within the period of probation;

Provided further that in case such Government employee fails to pass the departmental or other examination within the period of probation, the period of probation may be extended for further period of one year on the request of the employee.

6. Discharge on non-satisfactory performance during the period of probation.- In case of non-satisfactory performance or failing to pass the departmental examination or other examination as mentioned in rule 5, the Government employee concerned may be discharged.

7. Selection procedure- Selection shall be made on the basis of competitive examination to be conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, West Bengal or the Public Service Commission, West Bengal (Clerkship Examination only), as the case may be, by way of following the procedures mentioned in the relevant recruitment rules of the concerned Group C posts or cadre or service or category.

8. Drawal of salary during the period of probation.- During the period of probation only the entry point pay i.e. Basic Pay plus Grade Pay of the concerned Group C posts or service or cadre or category shall be allowed with annual increment @ 3% per annum and medical allowance, if any.

9. Treatment of probation period after absorption.- (1) After absorption on successful completion of the period of probation and passing of such departmental examination wherever applicable, an employee shall be allowed to draw pay in the regular scale related to the concerned posts or service or cadre or category from date of confirmation.

(2) The period of probation shall be counted for pensionary benefit and shall not counted for Modified Carrier Advancement Scheme (MCAS) or for promotion.

10. Leave during period of probation. - Leave during period of probation shall be allowed as per rule 213 of the West Bengal Service Rules, Part I, applicable for contractual appointment.

By order of the Governor,

Sd/- H. K. Dwivedi
Secy. to the Govt. of West Bengal

Main Order, Source: http://www.wbfin.nic.in/

West Bengal Services (Appointment, Probation and Confirmation) Rules

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 6060-F, dated 25.06.1979

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by the provision to article 309 of the Constitution of India and in suppression of all previous orders on the subject, the Governor is pleased hereby to make the following rules:

1. Short title and commencement –

1) These rules may be called the West Bengal Services (Appointment, Probation and Confirmation) Rules, 1979.

2) They shall come into force with effect from the 1st June, 1979.

2. Application –

1) These rules shall apply in cases of appointment on entry into the Government Service.

2) Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (3), these rules shall apply to all persons who are whole time employees of the Government, including those who are paid out of contingencies or under work-charged head or who are paid on price-rate basis but employed throughout the year.

3) These rules shall not apply to:

a) Persons appointed on contract basis or appointed otherwise than in accordance with recruitment rules,
b) Part time employees, casual labours, daily labours, muster roll workers and seasonal labours,
c) Employees of Central Govt. or any other State Govt. who are on deputation to any department of the Govt.
d) Such other categories of persons as may be specified from time to time by the Govt. by notification in the Official Gazette,
e) The cases of appointment on promotion to higher posts and on appointment to selection grades.

3. Definitions –

In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:

a) “Appointment on permanent basis” means substantive appointment with confirmation;
b) “Appointment on probation” means appointment on trial before confirmation;
c) “Government” means the Government of West Bengal;
d) “Probationer” means a Government employee appointed on probation;
e) “Temporary service” means service beginning from the date of appointment under Government till the date of appointment on probation or on permanent basis.

4. Mode of appointment –

All appointments on entry into the Government service shall initially be made on temporary basis.

5. Appointment on probation and appointment on permanent basis.

1) A Govt. employee:

a) Shall be deemed to be on probation on completion of continuous temporary service for two years after his initial appointment in a post of service or cadre;
b) Shall be confirmed and made permanent on satisfactory completion of the period of probation. Where passing of any departmental examination is essential before confirmation the provisions of Chapter – I of the services (Training and Examination) Rules, West Bengal, shall have to be compiled with.

2) Except as otherwise provided elsewhere in these rules, the period of probation shall be one year.

3) No formal declaration shall be necessary in respect of appointment on probation.

4) On completion of the period of probation, the appointing authority shall either issue formal declaration making the probationer permanent or take such action as may be considered necessary in terms of the provisions of Part – A of Chapter – I of the services of (Training and Examination) Rules, West Bengal, within six months from the date of completion of the period of probation or of the extended period of probation, if any and the appointing authority shall ensure that confirmation on satisfactory completion of the period of probation is not delayed in any case.

6. Special provisions –

1) On the date on which these rules come into force, the Government employees who have completed more than three years but less than five years continuous service in a post, service or cadre on that date, either on a temporary or quasi-permanent basis, shall be deemed to have been appointed on probation with effect from the said date and the period of probation in such cases shall be six months.

2) On the date on which these rules come into force, the Government employees who have rendered more than five years continuous service on that date, shall be deemed to have completed the prescribed period of probation. Where, however, rules regulating the recruitment to any post or service or cadre require the passing of any academic, departmental or other examination before confirmation, these rules shall not be construed to relax such requirement.

3) In respect of the Government employees who are on probation on the date on which theses rules come into force, the period of probation shall be subject to the limits prescribed in rule 5 and sub-rule (1) of this rule.

7. Repeal and savings –

1) The West Bengal Services (Temporary and Quasi Permanent Service and Service with Permanent Status) Rules, 1967 is hereby repealed. Provided that such repeal shall not affect the previous operation of the said rules in respects of things done or omitted to be done there under before such repeal.

2) On the coming into force of these rules such of the provisions of the West Bengal Services Rules, the West Bengal Services (Revision of Pay and Allowances) Rule, 1970, the Services (Training and Examination) Rules, West Bengal or any other Rules, as are inconsistent with these rules shall be deemed to have been amended not withstanding anything to the contrary contained elsewhere in these rules.

By Order of the Governor

Sd/- J. Sanyal
Joint Secretary to the
Govt. of West Bengal

West Bengal Service Rules

West Bengal Service Rules is divided into two parts, Part – I & Part – II. There are sixteen chapters in which the followings are described in detail. The Rules can also be downloaded from the link at the bottom.

Chapter 1 – Extent of Application

1. Short Title and Commencement
2. To whom the rules apply
3. Interpretations
3A. Relaxations
3B. Abstaining from work
3C. Restoring to Strike
3D. Directions of Government
4. Repeal and Savings

Chapter 2 – Definitions

5. Definitions
6. Rate of Exchange

Chapter 3 – General Conditions of Service

7. Age on first appointment
8. Condonation of an excess in age on first appointment
9. Declaration of age
10-14.Appointment on medical certificate of fitness
15. Whole time at the disposal of Government
16. Limitations in making substantive appointment
17-24.Lien
25. Subscription to Provident Fund and other similar funds
26. Drawal of pay-date of its commencement and end
27. Omitted
28. Charge of office
29. Headquarters term defined
29A. Obligation to stay at headquarters
30-33. Journey beyond the limits of charge
34. Maximum period of continuous absence from duty
34A. Resignation
34B. Discharge after notice

Chapter 4 – Domicile

35-37. Omitted

Chapter 5 – Pay

38. Omitted
39. During a course of instruction or training
40. Of a student to be appointed to Government Service on passing through a course of training
41. Time scale of pay
42. On substantive appointment
42A. Pay fixation on promotion or appointment
42B. Benefit of next higher scale of pay in certain contingency
43. On substantive appointment on reduced scale of pay
44. When the pay of a post is changed
45. Withholding of increments
46-47. Efficiency bar
48-48A. Conditions for counting service for increments
49. Premature increment
49A. Stagnation pay
50. Counting of military service towards increments
51. Pay of police officer on re-enlistment on discharge or resignation
52. Reduction to lower stage in a time scale
53. Reduction to a lower grade or post
54-55. Pay on officiating appointment
55A. Pay on erroneous appointment
55B. Pay on re-employment after retirement
56. Pay of a temporary post
57. Pay of post carrying a pay personal to another Government employee
58. Officiating pay at reduced rates
59. Authorities empowered to sanction officiating appointment
60. Absorption of personal pay in subsequent increases of pay
61. Omitted
Chapter 6 – Fees & Remunerations 
62. Circumstances in which granted
63. Conditions of acceptance
64. Sanctioning authorities

Chapter 7 – Combination of Appointments

65. Pay how regulated

Chapter 8 – Deputation out of India

65A. To whom the rules apply
66. Sanctioning authority
67. Date of beginning and end
68. Pay during deputation
69. Omitted

Chapter 9 – Dismissal, Removal & Suspension 

70. Termination of service on removal or dismissal
71. Subsistence grant while under suspension
72. Pay and allowances on reinstatement
72A. Pay and allowances on reinstatement when the orders of dismissal, etc., are set aside by a court of law
72B. Pay and allowances on reinstatement by competent authority
73. Omitted
74. Leave during period of suspension or while in prison
74A. Work charged staff

Chapter 10 – Compulsory Retirement

75. For Group A, Group B and Group C service
76. For Group D service
77. Omitted
78. For Government employee holding officiating appointment s
79. Calculation of the date of retirement
79A. Re-employment of Government employees

Chapter 11 – Joining Time

80. Conditions of its grant
81. Period admissible
82. When transfer is not in a new station or does not involve a change of residence
83-84. Omitted
85. Route for calculation
86. Making over charge away from head quarter
87. While in transit from one post to another
88. When leave intervenes
89. On return from leave
90. On transfer during a vacation
91. Extension of joining time
92. When transferred to the control of another Government.
93. Pay or leave salary of Government employees holding substantive appointment.
94. Penalty for exceeding joining time
95. Pay or leave salary of Government employees having no substantive appointment
96. Non-Government employees on temporary appointment under Government

Chapter 12 – Foreign Service

97-101. Conditions of transfer
102-108. Leave and pension contributions
109-110. Leave in foreign service
111. On officiating appointment in a post under Government
112-114. Reversion from foreign service
115. Traveling allowance
116. When an addition is made to permanent staff

Chapter 13 – Service under Local Funds

117. Funds administered by Government
118. Funds not administered by Government

Chapter 14 – Passage from or to India

119, 120, 122. Free Passage – Rules for the grant of
121, 123-143. Omitted

Chapter 15 – Leave 

Section – I – General Conditions

144. Extent of application
145. Government employees on foreign service or in deputation
146. When transferred from a service or post to which these rules do not apply
147. Counting of former service on re-employment
148. Omitted
149. Persons re-employed after retirement
150. Grant of special disability leave
151-152. Leave sanctioning authority
153. Cannot be claimed as of right
154. Date of beginning and end
155-157. Combination of holidays with leave and joining time
158. Recall from leave
159. Certificate of fitness to return to duty
160(1). Return from leave before due date
160(2). Absence after expiry of leave
161. Short extensions in cases of overstayals
162. Employment during leave

Section – II – Leave Rules

163-164. Extent of application
165. Leave and leave procedure
166. Definitions
167. Combination of different kinds of leave
168. Leave preparatory to retirement
168A. Leave beyond the date of retirement of quitting service
168B. Cash equivalent of leave salary in case of death in service
168C. Cash equivalent of leave salary in case of retirement on invalidation from service
169. Earned leave for Government employees serving in a department other than a vacation department
170. Calculation of earned leave
171-172. Earned leave for persons serving in vacation department
173. Half pay leave and commuted leave
174. Leave not due
175. Extra ordinary leave
176. Leave salary

Section – III – Ordinary Leave Rules 

177-194. Omitted

Section – IV – Special kind of Leave

195-196. Special disability leave
197. Study leave
198. Quarantine leave
199. Maternity leave
200-204. Hospital leave
205. Special sick leave
206. Leave to Survey parties
207. Casual Leave

Section – V – Special Provisions

208. Administrator General and Official Trustees
209. Military Officers in civil employ
210. On deputation out of India
211. Government employees whose duties are not continuous
212. Piece-workers in Government Press
213. On contract appointment
214-216. Law officers
217. Part time Government employees
218. Government employees remunerated by fees
219. During a period of probation or apprenticeship
220. Government employees paid from contingencies

Section – VI – Leave Procedure 

221. Leave Procedure

Chapter 16 – Occupation of Government Residences 

Appendix 1 Heads of Department
Appendix 2 Members of clerical staff
Appendix 3 Omitted
Appendix 4 Omitted
Appendix 5 Rules for the grant of additional leave to Government employees for the study of Scientific, Technical or similar problems or in order to undertake special courses of instructions
Appendix 6 West Bengal Government Servants Conduct Rules, 1959
Appendix 6A West Bengal Services (Duties, Rights and Obligations of the Govt. Employee)
Appendix 7 Rules prescribing Leave Procedure
Appendix 8 Concordance showing the source of each rule in the West Bengal Service Rule Part – I
Appendix 9 Omitted
Appendix 10 Casual Leave Rules
Appendix 11 Special Casual Leave Rules

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Circular regarding Strike on 20.02.2013 & 21.02.2013 in West Bengal

Circular regarding Strike on 20.02.2013 & 21.02.2013 in West Bengal

Strike related Government Order from Home Department

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
HOME DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL SECURITY BRANCH
SECRET SECTION

RADIOGRAM

FROM: CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF WEST BENGAL

TO: 1) ALL DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONERS,
2) ALL ZONAL INSPECTORS GENERAL OF POLICE,
3) INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE RAILWAYS,
4) ALL RANGE DEPUTY INSPECTORS GENERAL OF POLICE
5) DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, RAILWAYS,
6) COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, HOWRAH/ BIDHANNAGAR/
BARRACKPORE/ ASANSOL-DURGAPUR/SILIGURI
7) ALL DISTRICT MAGISTRATES,
8) ALL SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE,
9) SUPERINTENDENTS OF RAILWAY POLICE,
HOWRAH / SEALDAH / SILIGURI / KHARAGPUR.

MESSAGE BEGINS

NO. 254 (60) – ISS (.) DATED THE 18TH FEBRUARY, 2013(.) SOME TRADE UNIONS HAVE GIVEN A CALL FOR 48 HOURS GENERAL STRIKE ON THE 20TH AND 21ST DAYS OF FEBRUARY, 2013 ALL OVER INDIA COMMENCING FROM 06-00 HOURS ON THE 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2013 IN SUPPORT OF THEIR VARIOUS DEMANDS (.) WIDE PUBLICITY MAY BE MADE THROUGH MAKING AT THE LOCAL LEVEL THAT FORCIBLE STOPPAGE OF NORMAL LIFE HAS BEEN HELD ILLEGAL BY HONOURABLE HIGH COURT(.) POLICE AND ADMINISTRATION WOULD PROVIDE NECESSARY SECURITY AND ASSISTANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOWS(.) ALL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO VIOLATION OF LAW AND ORDER AND THAT NO UNTOWARD INCIDENT TAKES PLACE (.) ATTEMPTS AT FORCIBLE CLOSURE OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SHOPS, MARKETS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, ETC SHOULD BE FIRMLY DEALT WITH (.) ALL STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL REMAIN OPEN ON THOSE DAYS AND ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES SHOULD REPORT FOR DUTY (.) GOVT. EMPLOYEES WILL NOT BE GRANTED ANY LEAVE ON THOSE DAYS (.) VITAL INSTALLATIONS SHOULD BE SPECIALLY GUARDED (.) NORMAL VACATION OF THE PEOPLE IN GENERAL SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE DISTURBED (.) IN PARTICULAR IT SHOULD BE ENSURED THAT THERE IS NO INTERRUPTION IN NORMAL FLOW OF ROAD TRAFFIC OR STOPPAGE OF MOVEMENT OF TRAINS DUE TO SQUATTING OR OTHER TYPES OF BLOCKADES (.) IT IS DESIRED THAT SUCH SITUATIONS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO DEVELOP AND PROMPT ADVANCE ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO EFFECTIVELY DEAL WITH THEM (.) EXTENSIVE ROAD PATROLLING SHOULD BE ARRANGED AND ADEQUATE RESERVE POLICE FORCE BE KEPT WITH VEHICLES AT STRATEGIC CENTERS SO THAT WHENEVER REQUIRED THEY MAY BE DEPLOYED QUICKLY TO DEAL WITH ANY UNTOWARD SITUATION (.) FIRE BRIGADE SHOULD BE ASKED TO BE IN READINESS FOR DEALING WITH ARSON CASES, IF ANY (.) IT SHOULD BE ENSURED THAT NO GOVERNMENT PROPERTY INCLUDING THE PROPERTY OF RAILWAYS AND OTHER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND UNDERTAKINGS IS DESTROYED OR DAMAGED (.) GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE KEPT INFORMED IMMEDIATELY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS (.) REPORTS ON LAW AND ORDER SITUATION CONCERNING HIS DISTRICT SHOULD BE SENT TO THE UNDERSIGNED ON THOSE DAYS AT 11 AM AND 3 PM AND FURTHER ON A REGULAR BASIS (.)

MESSAGE ENDS

Sd/- Sanjay Mitra
CHIEF SECREATRY TO THE
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL

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The Officer-in-Charge
D.G.P.s Control Room,
Writers’ Buildings
Kolkata – 700 001

Please transmit the above message to the addresses immediately.

Sd/- D. Bhattacharyya
Addl. Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal

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No. 254(60)/1(9)-P.S., Dated, Kolkata, the 18th February, 2013.

Copy Forwarded for information and necessary action to the:

1) Director General & Inspector General of Police, West Bengal.
2) Director General of Police, Intelligence Branch, West Bengal.
3) Addl. Director General of Police (Law & Order), West Bengal.
4) Commissioner of Police, Kolkata/ Bidhannagar/ Barrackpur/ Howrah/ Asansol-Durgapur/ Siliguri.
5) Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Branch, Kolkata.

Sd/- D. Bhattacharyya
Addl. Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal

BENGAL LEADS

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Bengal Leads 2013

Destination Haldia 15th to 17th January 2013

Website  www.bengalleads.com

 

The ‘Exhibition-cum-business Summit’ is organised by the Commerce & Industries Department and Information Technology and Electronics Department, Government of West Bengal.

The summit will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee at 2 p.m. on January 15, 2013. There will be Panel Discussions on different sectors including B2B meetings at the venue of the summit on 16th and 17th January 2013.

For details visit official website www.bengalleads.com .

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