Amendment of provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979

Review of the provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979 – Comments called for on the changes proposed.

Department of Personnel &Trailing has carried out a review of the provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979 and has decided to amend some of the rules and sub-rules of the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979. In this regard DOPT has issued OM No.19011/03/2013-Estt.(AL) dated 17.11.2014 (reproduced below) detailing the provisions proposed to be changed. DOPT has solicited comments on the proposed changes by 28.11.2014.

 

No.19011/03/2013-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi,
November 17, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment of provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979.

The undersigned is directed to state that a review of the provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979 has been carried out and it has been decided to amend some of the rules and sub-rules of the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979, as detailed below:

No. Rule/
sub-
rules
Existing Provision Proposed
1. 4(4)
For appointment to post under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination and/or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees and permanent/provisionally permanent State Government employees will be entitled to joining time under these rules.
For appointment to posts under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination and/or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees and permanent/ State Government employees will be entitled to joining time under these rules in case such Government servants opt for having their past service in the Central/State Government counted for all purposes in the Central Government.
2.
4(4)
But temporary employees of the Central Government who have not completed 3 years of regular continuous service, though entitled to joining time would not be entitled to joining time pay.
May be deleted.
3.
Note below 5(4)
Note: Distance means actual
distance and not weighted mileage for which fare is charged by the Railways in certain ghat/hill sections.
Note I: Distance means actual distance travelled and not weighted mileage for which fare is charged by the Railways in certain ghat/hill sections.
4.
Note below 5(4)
None.
May be added under rule 5(4):
Note II: In case of transfer of a Government servant to or from North Eastern Region, including Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Ladakh two days additional time will be admissible over and above the normal joining time reckoned on the basis of actual distance between old and new place of posting.
5.
6(1)
6(1) When a Government servant joins a new post without availing full joining time by reasons that
(a)…….
(b)…….
The number of days of joining time admissible…subject to a maximum of 15 days reduced by the number of days of joining time actually availed of shall be credited to his leave account as earned leave …….. Provided …. shall not exceed 240 days.
The period of unutilized joining time shall be regulated in terms of the provisions of rule 26(1)(a)(ii) of the Central Civil Service (leave) Rules, 1972.
6.
7
None
May be added under rule 7 :
Note: 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. However the joining time pay shall be paid for by the new administrative authority where such Government servant joins on transfer.

 

The process to amend the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979 on the above lines is underway. The Department of Personnel & Training solicits comments on above by 28th November 2014.

(Mukul Ratra)
Director

Download OM No.19011/03/2013-Estt.(AL) dated 17.11.2014

 

 

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