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

———————————————————–
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

Bengal_Leads

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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RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT RTE

Right to Education Act (RTE)  The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 in India:

The Text of entire Education Act can be Read Here PDF

Main features of Right to Education 2009 act

The salient features of the Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education act are -
• Free and compulsory education to all children of India in the six to 14 age group;
• No child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until
completion of elementary education;
• A child above six years of age has not been admitted in any school or though admitted, could not complete his or her elementary education, then, he or she shall be admitted in a class appropriate to his or her age; Provided that where a child is directly admitted in a class appropriate to his or her age, then, he or she shall, in order to be at par with others, have a right to receive special training, in such manner, and within such timelimits, as may be prescribed: Provided further that a child so admitted to elementary education shall be entitled to free education till completion of elementary education even after fourteen years.
• Proof of age for admission: For the purposes of admission to elementary education. the age of a child shall be determined on the basis of the birth certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of the Births. Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1856 or on the basis of such other document, as may be prescribed. No child shall be denied admission in a school for lack of age proof
• A child who completes elementary education shall be awarded a certificate;
• Calls for a fixed student-teacher ratio;
• Will apply to all of India except Jammu and Kashmir;
• Provides for 25 percent reservation for economically disadvantaged communities in admission to Class One in all private schools;
• Mandates improvement in quality of education;
• School teachers will need adequate professional degree within five years or else will lose job;
• School infrastructure (where there is problem) to be improved in three years, else recognition cancelled;
• Financial burden will be shared between state and central government

The Text of entire Education Act can be Read Here PDF(Click)

APPOINTMENT NOTIFICATION FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS 2012 WEST BENGAL

Exam Date is 31st March 2013

APPOINTMENT NOTIFICATION FOR WEST BENGAL PRIMARY TEACHERS RECRUITMENT 2012

Applications are invited for the posts of Assistant Teachers in the Govt. Aided/Sponsored Primary/Junior Basic Schools under the District Primary School Council / Primary School Council to fill up the vacancies as mentioned below. The rules of the Teacher Eligibility Test
(TET) and other particulars are stated in the following paragraphs. A candidate should verify from the notified rules vide No. 285-SE(EE)/P/10M-6/09(pt.) dated 24.07.2012 (www.wbsed.gov.in) that he/she is eligible for the TET as mentioned below:

 

1. Scale of Pay: Rs. 5400-Rs.25200/- + Grade Pay as admissible. Besides pay, the posts carry allowances as admissible.

 

2. Qualification: 
(a) Citizenship of India or such other nationalities as are declared eligible by Government of India;
or (b) Higher Secondary pass under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known);
or (c) Higher Secondary pass under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with at least 45% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the National Council for Teacher Education (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations 2002;
or (d) Higher Secondary pass under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with at least 50% marks and Diploma in Education (Special Education);
or (e) Graduation and two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known); or (f) Ability to read, write and speak in the language relating to the medium for which the candidate wishes to apply.
Note 1. – A person with D. Ed. (Special Education) or B. Ed. (Special Education) qualification shall, after appointment, undergo six month special programme in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE.
Note 2. – The persons having qualification of Higher Secondary pass under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent with at least 50% marks or graduate (irrespective of marks obtained therein) or equivalent without 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) or 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.) or 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) shall also be eligible for appearing in the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) to be conducted for appointment of primary school teachers in the State upto 31st March, 2014, subject to condition that those who are appointed without professional qualification shall acquire the professional qualification within a period of two (2) years from the year of appointment. Provided that in case of Santhali as medium of instruction, the candidate shall only require to possess proficiency of reading, writing and speaking in OLCHIKI SCRIPTS. It shall not be obligatory for the candidates seeking appointment to the post of primary school  teacher in Santhali medium schools to have passed in the specific language as the first or the second language in the Higher Secondary Level or equivalent for which medium of instruction, the candidate is seeking appointment. Candidates belonging to reserved categories SC/ST/OBC/PH/EC shall be allowed relaxation upto 5% in the qualifying marks.

 

3. Age: Not less than 18 years and more than 40 years as on 01.01.2012. Relaxation of upper age for the reserved category and Exempted Category candidates shall be as per the existing Rules of the State Government.

 

4. Manner of Selection:
(a) The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) shall be held as per guidelines issued from time to time by the National Council for Teacher Education and a person who will score 60% or above in the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) examination shall be considered as Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) pass provided relaxation upto 5% marks shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories, such SC/ST/OBC/PH/EC.
(b) Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) examination shall be held in 100 marks consisting of the following five (5) Sections;
(a) Section I – Child Development – 20 Marks
(b) Section II – Language I – 20 Marks
(c) Section III – Language II – 20 Marks
(d) Section IV – Mathematics – 20 Marks
(e) Section V – Environmental Science – 20 Marks
Note 1. – All questions shall be of multiple choice types with four alternatives out of which one option will be correct. All questions shall be compulsory and each item shall carry one mark. But there will be no negative marking.
Note 2. – First Language of the candidate shall be determined as per the medium of instruction of the primary school for which the vacancy occurred and Second Language be English.
(c)  The Selection Committee shall call all Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) qualified candidates as mentioned in sub-rule (2), for the Viva-Voce/interview. The performance of the candidates who will be called for Viva-Voce/interview shall be assessed out of 10 marks by
the interview Board formed for the specific purpose.
(d) Thereafter, academic, training, performance in Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), Extra Curricular Activities and performance in Viva-Voce/interview of the candidates appeared at the Viva-Voce/interview shall be computed in the following manner as mentioned in Table
A below:-
Table A
(i) Madhyamik pass under the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent        10
(ii) Higher Secondary pass under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent           15
(iii) Training as prescribed in sub-rule (2) of rule 6 is       20
(iv) Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)                   40
(v) Extra Curricular Activities                           05
(vi) Total                                                         90
(vii) Viva-Voce or Interview              10
(viii) Total                                             100
Note 1. – The percentage of marks to the total full marks obtained by the candidate in the Madhyamik Examination or its equivalent excluding additional marks, if any, shall be computed as percentage of                   10.
Note 2. – The percentage of marks to the total full marks obtained by the candidate in the H.S. Examination or its equivalent excluding additional marks, if any, shall be computed as percentage of 15.
Note 3. – 70% and above marks obtained by the candidate in Training shall be awarded 20, 50% above but below 70% marks obtained by the candidate in Training shall be awarded 17 and below 50% marks but passed in the Training by the candidate shall be
awarded 15.
Note 4. – The percentage of marks to the total full marks obtained by the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) qualified candidate in Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), shall be computed as percentage of 40.
Note 5. – Maximum five (5) Marks shall be awarded to the candidates in the Extra Curriculum Activities on the following Extra Curriculum Activities:-
1 Games and Sports 1
2 National Cadet Corps (NCC) 1
3 Arts and Literature 1
4 Performing Art (Drama) 1
5 Music 1
Total 5
(a) A certificate of representation in the State/National/International level Games or Sports issued by the Competent State Govt. or Central Government Authorities or agencies, shall be awarded (01) mark.
(b) Minimum ‘A’ certificate of National Cadet Corps (NCC) shall be awarded (01) mark.
(c) A certificate that any essay, story, short story, drama, poetry written by the candidate selected for publication in State Level or National newspaper or Magazine (Certificate along with a copy of publication shall be submitted), shall be awarded (01) mark.
(d) A certificate that the candidate has obtained proficiency in Performing Art (drama) issued by National School of Drama or by the State Government or Central Government shall be awarded (01) mark.
(e) A certificate that the candidate has obtained proficiency in Music or Instrumental Music issued by the State Government or Central Government shall be awarded (01) mark.

 

5. Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will be conducted by the Board on a single day throughout the State of West Bengal.

 

6. Date of TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST (TET) shall be notified later.

 

7. Application Form: Notification for collection of the Information Booklet-cum-Application Form on payment of Rs. 100/- (Rs. 25/- for SC/ST) will be published on November 15, 2012 in the newspapers.

 

8. This Appointment Notification is also available from the website: www.wbsed.gov.in
Sd/-
President
W.B. Board of Primary Education

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