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Amendment in Joining Time for Central Government Employees – Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015
DOPT has issued Notification regarding amendment to Joining Time for Central Government Employees which is reproduced below:
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, the 27th March, 2015
G.S.R. 229(E) – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979, namely :—
1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979,-
(i) In rule 4, for sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—
“(4) For appointment to posts under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination or interview or both open to Government servants and others, the Central Government employees and permanent or provisionally permanent State Government employees shall be entitled to joining time under these rules, if such Government servants opt for having their past service m the Central Government or State Government counted for all purposes in the Central Government”;
(ii) In rule 5, in sub-rule (4), for the existing Note, the following Notes shall be substituted, namely:—
“Note 1: Distance means actual distance travelled and not weighted mileage for which fare is charged by the Railways in certain ghat or hill regions.
Note 2: In case of transfer of a Government servant to or from Eastern Region, including Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Ladakh, two days additional time shall be admissible over and above the normal joining time reckoned on the basis of actual distance between their old and new place of posting”;
(iii) In rule 6, for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—
“(1) The period of unutilized joining time shall be regulated in terms of the provisions of sub-clause (ii) of clause (a) of sub-rule (1) of rule 26 of the Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972″;
(iv) after rule 7, the following Notes shall be inserted, namely:—
Note I: The sanction of the admissible joining time shall be accorded by the competent authority exercising the administrative control over the Government servant proceeding on transfer.
Note 2: The joining time pay shall be paid for by the new administrative authority where such Government servant joins on transfer”.
[F. No. 19011/03/2013-Estt.(AL)]
MAMTA KUNDRA, R. Secy.
Note: The principle rules were published in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide G.S.R. No. 695 dated the 15th September, 1979, and subsequently amended- vide notification number G.S.R. 90 dated 27th December, 1982 and notification number G.S.R. 197 dated 10th March, 1989.