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Regularization of Contract Employees Recruited under Rule 17-A | Government of the Punjab Services & General Administration Department (Regulations Wing) | January 19, 2021

Regularization of Contract Employees Recruited under Rule 17-A | Government of the Punjab Services & General Administration Department (Regulations Wing) | January 19, 2021

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Rule 17-A

                16. Initial appointment to the posts in Grades-16 and above, except those which under the Punjab Public Service Commission (Function) Rules, [1978] do not fall within the purview of the Commission or which are specified to he tilled without reference to the Commission, shall be made on the basis of examination or test conducted by the Commission.

              17.   Initial appointment to all posts in grades 1 and above except those filled under rule 16, shall be made on the basis of examination or test to he held by the appropriate Committee or the Board, as the case may he. after advertisement of the vacancies in newspapers, or in the manner to be determined by the Government.

             17-A.          Notwithstanding anything contained in any rule to the contrary, whenever a Civil Servant dies while in service any one of his unemployed children may he employed by the Appointing Authority against a post to he filled under rules 6 and 17 for which he possesses the prescribed qualifications and experience and such child may he given 10 additional marks in the aggregate by the Public Service Commission or by the appropriate Selection Board or Committee, provided he otherwise qualifies in the test, examination and/or interview],

_ Source: The Punjab Civil Servants’ (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974

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This is a continuation of this department’s circular letter of even number dated 29.10.2019. This is regarding appointments under Rule 17-A of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment and conditions of service) Rules, 1974 on regular basis.

  1. As per regulations Wing, S&GAD’s aforesaid circular letter dated 29.10.2019, the service of all the employees appointed in terms of Rule 17-A of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment & Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974, were allowed to be made on regular basis. They stated in that letter that in the future all the appointments shall be made on regular basis. Accordingly, it was construed that the said direction was to be implemented prospectively. However, that viewpoint was challenged in the Lahore High Court, Lahore. The Honorable Court viewed that the employees inducted on a contract basis in terms of Rule 17-A ibid should be deemed, regular employees. And that is with effect from the dates of their initial appointments.
  2. Accordingly, keeping in view the orders passed by Hon’ble Court dated 15.10.2020, the Regulations Wing S&GAD initiated a summary for the Chief Minister on 21.10.2020 with the view that a circular letter may be issued with the direction to the departments to regularize the services of contract employees recruited under Rule 17-A of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974 from the date of their initial appointment/induction into government service.
  3. However, in the direction of the Chief Minister, Punjab they placed the matter before the Provincial Cabinet which in its 39th meeting. The meeting held on 17.12.2020 considered the issue and decided as under:-
    “The Cabinet considered and approved the regularization of contract employees recruited under rule 17-A. That is of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974 from the date of their initial appointment/induction into government service. And as per judgment of Lahore High Court, subject to recovery of 30% Social Security Benefit (SSB). This is according to the mechanism framed by Finance Department’.
Regularization of Contract Employees Recruited under Rule 17-A | Government of the Punjab Services & General Administration Department (Regulations Wing) | January 19, 2021 - allpaknotifications.com
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2 Comments

  1. yasir arfat yasir arfat February 18, 2021

    sir kindly tell me plz kya ap k pas koi asa notification hai jis k tehat jo 14.10.2009 ko regular hwy thy wo b kya apni first appointment date sy regular hwy hun plz inform me on my nbr 03004664827 i wait ur reply

    • All Pak Notifications All Pak Notifications Post author | February 19, 2021

      Please thora details btay k koi specific department k leay? kis province k leay? etc is tara notification search krny ma aasani o gi.

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