Department of Appointment & Personnel, Government of Uttar Pradesh

IAS Rules4

The Indian Administrative Service (Probation) Rules,1954

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All-India Services Act, 1951 (LXI of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the Governments of the State concerned hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

1. Short title

These Rules may be called the Indian Administrative Service (Probation) Rules, 1954.

2. Definitions:

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) `Academy' means Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration;

(b) `Commission' means the Union Public Service Commission;

(c) `Director' means the Director of the Academy;

(d) `Period of probation' in relation to a probationer means the period of probation specified in rule 3;

(e) `Probationer' means a person appointed to the Service on probation;

(f) `Schedule' means a Schedule appended to these rules;

(g) `Service' means the Indian Administrative Service;

(h) `State' means the State to which a probationer is allotted or deputed for practical training;

(i) `State Government' means the Government of the State to which a probationer is allotted or deputed for practical training and in relation to a probationer allotted to a Joint Cadre, the Joint Cadre Authority.

3. Period of Probation

3(1) Every person recruited for the service in accordance with the Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Competitive Examination) Regulations, 1955, shall be appointed to the Service on probation for a period of two years.

(ii) Clause (a) regulation 3 of the Indian Administrative Service (Special Recruitment) Regulations, 1956;

3(2) Every person recruited to the Service in accordance with-

(i) the Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations, 1955 or

(ii) the Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Selection) Regulations, 1956.

(iii) Omitted

shall be appointed to the Service on probation for a period of one year:

Provided that in the case of any person recruited to the Service in accordance with the Indian Administrative Servive (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations, 1955, any period for which he has been appointed to 5 a cadre post may, having regard to his performance in such post be counted towards the period of probation;5 Provided further that the Central Government may, in exceptional circumstances of any case, after consulting the Commission, reduce the period of probation.

3(3) The Central Government may, if it so thinks fit, in any case extend the period of probation for a period of one year.

3(3A) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule(3) if during the period of probation a probationer is placed under suspension pending investigation, inquiry trial relating to a criminal charge against him or pending disciplinary proceedings which are contemplated or started against him, the period of his probation may be extended for such period as the Central Government may think fit in the circumstances of the case;

3(4) In this rule, `cadre post' has the same meaning as in clause (b) of rule 2 of the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954.

3-A. Confirmation.-Where a probationer has Completed his period of probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government, he shall, subject to the other provisions of these rules, be confirmed in the Service at the end of his period of probation.

4. Execution of agreement:-

A probationer shall, on appointment to the Service, execute an agreement in the form specified in the Schedule binding himself and one surety, jointly and severally, in event of his failing to comply with any of the provisions of these rules to the satisfaction of the Central Government to refund any moneys paid to him consequent on his appointment as a probationer:

Provided that the provisions of this rule shall not apply to probationers appointed to the Service in accordance with the Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations, 1955 or the Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Selection) Regulations, 1956

5 Training:-

5(1) A probationer referred to in sub-rule (1) of rule 3 shall, on appointment to the Service, undergo such training in the Academy and the State for such period as the Central Government may direct:

5(2) A probationer referred to in sub-rule (2) of rule 3, who has not attained the age of 52 years on appointment to the Service and who has not already undergone the training prescribed under sub-regulation (5) of regulation 7 of the Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations,1955 or sub-regulation (5) of regulation 3 of the Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Selection) Regulations, 1956 before such appointment, shall undergo such training in the Academy, the State training institutions and other established training institutions in the country for such period as the Central Government may consider necessary.

5(3) The provisions of rules 6 to 9 shall not apply to a probationer referred to in sub-rule (2).

6 Record in Academy:-

6(1) A probationer under training shall attend such lectures and undergo such examinations, tests and exercises as the Director or the State Government, as the case may be, may from time to time direct.

6(2) At the end of the period of training, the Director shall assess the record in the Academy and in the State, of such probationer by awarding him such number of marks out of a maximum of 900 marks in accordance with such instructions as may be issued by the Central Government in this behalf.

7 Final Examination:-

Every probationer shall during the course of training appear at a final examination to be conducted by the Director in accordance with such regulations as the Central Government may, in consultation with State Governments and the Commission from time to time, make;

8 Failure to appear at the final examination in certain circumstances:-

Where a probationer is prevented, either through sickness or other cause over which he has no control from appearing at the final examination, the Central Government may allow him to appear at a special examination which the Director may hold for the purpose, normally within a period of three months from the last date of the final examination in which the probationer did not appear."

9 Failure to pass the final examination:-

Where a probationer fails to obtain the minimum number of marks prescribed for any subject, group of subjects or part of the final examination under the regulations framed in rule 7, the Central Government may permit him to sit for re-examination in the subject or subjects in which he failed:

Provided that the marks awarded to a probationer in such re-examination shall not be taken into account in determining the seniority:

Provided further that this rule shall also apply to a probationer who was permitted to take a special examination in the circumstances mentioned in rule 8.

10 Seniority of Probationers

10(1) The Central Government shall prepare a list of all probationers who are recruited to the Service under sub-rule (1) of Rule 3 and are assigned the same year of allotment. Such list shall be arranged in order or merit, which shall be determined in accordance with the aggregate marks obtained by each probationer:-

(a) at the competitive examination;

(b) in respect of his record in the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration and in the State; and

(c) at the final examination, or the special examination in the circumstances mentioned in Rule 8.

Provided that in determining such order of merit no account shall be taken of marks awarded to a probationer in any subject in which he has failed to satisfy the Director:

Provided further that if two or more probationers have secured equal number of marks in the aggregate, their order of merit shall be the order of their dates of birth.

10(2) The seniority inter-se of the probatiners who are assigned the same year of allotment, shall be determined in accordance with the list prepared under sub-rule (1).

10(3) The provisions of sub-rule (1) and (2) shall not apply to probationers appointed to the Service in accordance with the Indian Administrative Service (Special Recruitment) Regulations, 1956, and rule 7A of the Indian Administrative Service (Recruitment) Rules, 1954.

11 Discipline and Conduct:-

11(1) while at the Academy, a probationer shall be under the disciplinary control of the Director and shall obey any such general and special orders as may be given by him from time to time.

11 (2) The All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968 and the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal)Rules, 1969 shall, so far as may be, apply to a probationer.

12 Discharge of a probationer:-

A probationer shall be liable to be discharged from Service or, as the case may be reverted to the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would hold a lien had it not been suspended under the rules applicable to him prior to his appointment to the Service, if-

12 (a) he fails to pass the re-examination under rule 9; or.

12 (b) if the Central Government is satisfied that the probationer was ineligible for recruitment to the Service or is unsuitable for being a member of the Service; or

12 (c) in the opinion of the Central Government he has wilfully neglected his probationery studies or duties; or

12 (d) he is found lacking in qualities of mind and character needed for the Service; or

12 (e) he fails to comply with any of the provisions of these rules.

Provided that except in a case falling under clause (a) above, the Central Government shall hold a summary enquiry before passing an order under these rules.

13 Salary during the period of probation:-

13(1) A person referred to in clause (i) of sub-rule(1) of rule 3 shall receive salary in the lowest stage of the junior time scale applicable to the Service during the first year and at the second Stage of that scale during the remaining period of probation:

Provided that, if the pay of the permanent post, on which a person, referred to in clause (i), holds a lien or would hold a lien had it not been supended under the rules applicable to him prior to his appointment to the Service is, at any time, more than the minimum of the junior time scale, he shall draw the pay of the permanent post.

13(2) A person referred to in clause (iii) of sub-rule (1)of rule 3 shall receive salary in the stage fixed for him, of the Junior time scale during the first year and at the next higher stage of that scale during the remaining period of probation.

13(3) A person referred to in clause (ii) of sub-rule (1) and clause (iii) of sub-rule (2) of rule 3 shall receive salary in the stage, fixed for him, of the junior or senior scale as the case may be, and also draw increments which may be due to him.

13(4) A person referred to in clause (i) or clause (ii) of sub-rule (2) of rule 3 shall receive salary in the stage fixed for him in the senior scale in accordance with rule 4 of the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules 1954 18and also draw increments which may be due to him.

14 Traveling allowance:-

14(1) A probationer shall be entitled to traveling allowance for the journeys which he may undertake,-

(i) during the period of his training at the Academy, and

(ii) in connection with his practical training in the State, on the same scales as may be admissible to a member of the Service on tour under the All India Services (Traveling Allowances) Rules, 1954.

14 (2) A probationer shall not be entitled to any daily allowance during his halt at the Academy or at various places to which he may be posted in the course of his practical training in the State.

14 (3)(a) 20In respect of the journey from the Academy to the State on completion of the first phase of training a probationer shall, in addition to traveling allowance on the same scale as admissible under sub-rule (1), be also entitled to an ad-hoc transfer grant of Rs. 100 and joining time as on transfer.

(b) In respect of the journey from the State to the Academy for the second phase of training, a probationer shall, in addition to traveling allowance on the same scale as admissible under sub-rule (1), be also entitled to an ad-hoc transfer grant of Rs. 300/-;

Provided that, where a probationer has a family, which term shall denote the same meaning as applicable for purposes of traveling allowance in the case of officers belonging to Central Service Class I, he shall, in addition, be entitled in respect of the journey mentioned in this clause to the reimbursement of actual railway fare not exceeding that of first class for each member of his family for the distance beyond 400 KM from the place of his last posting in the

State to his/her home town or that for the distance beyond 400 KM from the said place of posting to the Academy, whichever is less.

14(4) In respect of the journey from the Academy to the State on completion of the second phase of training, a probationer shall be entitled to such traveling allowance as may be admissible to a member of the Service on tour 19 as well as joining time as on transfer and, where a probationer has a family, which term shall denote the same meaning as assigned to it in the proviso to clause (b) of sub-rule (3) he shall, in addition , be entitled to the reimbursement of actual railway fare not exceeding that of first class for each member of his family for the distance beyond 400 KM from his/her home town to the place of his posting, or that for the distance beyond 400 KM from the Academy to the place of posting, whichever is less:

Provided that, where a probationer is posted to a place other than that from which he had undertaken the journey mentioned in clause (b) of sub-rule (3), he shall be entitled in respect of himself and his 18[family to joining time and travelling allowance as may be admissible to a member of the Service on transfer.

15 Saving:-

Nothing in these rules shall be construed as limiting the power of the Central Government, for good and sufficient reasons, to dismiss or remove at any time a probationer from the service.

16.Interpretation:-

If any question arises as to the interpretation of these rules, the Central Government shall decide the same.

17.Repeal:-

All rules corresponding to these rules in force immediately before the commencement of these rules are hereby repealed:

Provided that any order made or action taken under the rules so repealed shall be deemed to have been made or taken under the corresponding provisions of these rules.

SCHEDULE [See Rule 4]

Govt. of India Decisions
Government of India's Decisions Under Rule 3

1. The amended rule takes effect from the 5th June, 1961, but the period of probation shall be two years even in the case of candidates appointed on the 1st June, 1961, on the basis of the combined competitive examination held in 1960, as, in their officers of appointment, two years, probation had been indicated.

[G.I., M.H.A. letter No. 2/1/61-AIS(I), dated 11th September, 1961.]

2. Under the first proviso to sub-rule(2), only the officiating service in a cadre post after the inclusion of the officer's name in an approved Select List is to be taken into account for the purpose of computing the period of probation.

[G.I., M.H.A. letter No. 2/1/60-AIS(I), dated 11th September 1961 read with MHA Notification No. 16/28/65-AIS(III), dated 17th January, 1967.

Government of India's Decisions: Under Rule 3A

1. As the confirmation of a probationer after completion of 2 years training is based on the general assessment of the entire record of the probationer during the period of training and not merely on success or failure at the departmental examination, failure to pass the departmental examination, should not operate automatically as a bar against such confirmation.

[G.I. MHA letter No. 11/2/57-AIS(I), dated 20/9/1957.

3.1 Delay in the Confirmation of probationers results in non-drawals of increments by them on due dates vide Rule 13.

3.2 The State Government should, therfore, endeavour to forward assessment reports, as soon as the probation period of the probationer is over and in any case not later than six weeks after the last date of the probationery period with their recommendations.

[G.I., M.H.A. letter No. 23/2/64-AIS(III), dated 4th June, 1964.]

4. Confirmation of a probationer after completion of the period of probation is not automatic but is to be followed by formal orders.

[G.I. M.H.A.letter No.16/3/65-AIS(I), dated 4th July, 1965.]

Government of India's Decisions under Rule 10.

1. It has been decided that, where for reason beyond his control and for no physical or intellectural default of his, a candidate has not been allowed to join the Academy in time and could not take the Probationer's Final Examination of his batch, his inter- se seniority should be decided in accordance with this rule.

[G.I. M.H.A. letter No. 3/16/58-AIS(II), dated 19/2/1958.]

2. Government of India's Decision (1) above would apply also to cases, where, after joining the Academy, a probationer is prevented from taking the final examination of his batch, due to sickness or other reasons beyond his control.

[G.I., MHA F.No. 18/18/65-AIS(I).]

Government of India's Decisions Under Rule 13:

1. A doubt has been raised whether an I.P.S. probationer, on appointment to one of the posts specified in Schedule III to the I.P.S. (Pay) Rules, 1964 can be allowed to draw the pay indicated for the post in the said schedule.

2. The I.P.S. (Probation) Rules, 1954, deal with all matters in relation to the I.P.S. probationer to the extent specified therein. Salary during the period of probation is one of the matters provided for in these rules. The special provision in the Probation Rules would prevail over the other general provisions in the other rules, including the IPS(Pay) Rules, 1954 so long as a person is on probation. On this principle, a probationer if appointed to a post in a post included in Schedule III to the IPS (Pay) Rules, 1954, would not get anything more than what he is entitled to as a probationer because his status as probationer is not in any way affected by the post which he holds from time to time.

This applies to the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Forest Service also.

[MHA letter No. 22/2/70-AIS(III), dated 14/4/70.]

3. Although sub-rule (3) is silent about increments, promoted officers are to be allowed during the period of probation, increments from the dates on which they accrue.

[G.O.I. M.H.A. letter No. 2/1/61-AIS(I), dated 11/9/61, read with letter No. 9/20/71-AIS(III), dated 23/1/71.]

[SCHEDULE [See Rule 4]

To
The President of India

Whereas I, 22 a probationer in the Indian Administrative Service (hereinafter referred to as "the probationer") being entitled [subject to compliance with the Indian Administrative Service (Probation) Rules, 1954] to receive from the President (hereinafter referred to as the Central Government) or from the Government of the State to which I may be posted pay and allowances during the period in which I am under training;

Now, we the probationers, and 22(hereinafter referred to as "the surety") jointly and severally, do hereby in pursuance of the said rules, promise and agree in the event of the failure of the probationer to complete probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government to refund to the Central Government on demand any moneys paid to him, including the pay and traveling expenses to join appointment.

The surety hereby agrees that his liability hereunder shall not be affected by the Central Government extending the period of probation or giving the probationer an extension of time for payment of or compounding the amount payable hereunder.

Stamp duty payable on this bond shall be borne and paid by the Government.

Dated

Signature of Probationer

Signed by the probationer in the presence of

Name of witness

Address

Occupation

Signature of the surety

signed by the surety in the presence of

Name of witness

Address

Occupation

whose signature is appended to the above agreement as surety, do hereby declare that I am

24(a) in the permanent service of the Government of or

24(b) ordinarily resident in India and that I possess means which will enable me to repay to the Central Government the sums of money referred to in the event of my being called upon to do so in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

Signature of the surety

Signed by the surety in the presence of

Name of witness

Address

Occupation

[No. 4/1/54-AIS(II), dated 8/9/1954.]

Government of India's Instructions:

The Central Government have issued the following instructions covering the various aspects relating to the probation and training of probationers for the guidance of the State Governments:-

(i) A person is appointed on probation in order to assess his suitability for absorption in the Service to which he has been appointed. Probation should not, therefore, be treated as a mere formality. The powers under rule 12 of the Indian Administrative Service (Probation) Rules, 1954, to discharge probationers should be used systematically and vigorously so that necessity of dispensing with the services of the members of the Service at late stages may arise only rarely. A probationer who is found not to possess the basic qualities of character and ability essential in a member of the Indian Administrative Service should be discharged early from the service. There is little to be gained by continuing such a probationer in service for long. It would also not be fair to the probationer himself.

(ii) It is not desirable that a member of the Service should be kept on probation for years as happens occasionally at present. Save for exceptional reasons, the period of probation should not, therefore be extended by more than one year and no member of the Service should by convention, be kept on probation for more than double the normal period, that is four years. Accordingly, a probationer, who does not complete the probationer's final examination within a period of four years, should ordinarily be discharged from the service.

(iii) The decision whether a member of Service should be confirmed or the period of his probation should be extended should be taken soon after the expiry of the initial probationary period, that is, ordinarily within six to eight weeks thereof, and communicated to him together with the reasons in case of extension. With a view to enabling the Central Government to take a prompt decision in each case, the assessment report in the prescribed form, covering the period of practical training in the state should be sent to the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reform immediately after the training is over.

(iv) A probationer, who is not making satisfactory progress or who shows himself to be inadequate for the Service, in any way, should be informed of his shortcomings well before the expiry of the original probationary period so that he can make special efforts at self-improvement. This can be done by giving him a written warning to the effect that his general performance has not been such as to justify his confirmation in the Service and that, unless he showed substantial improvement within a specified period, the question of discharging him from the Service would have to be considered. Even though this is not required by the rules, discharge from the Service being a severe, final and irrevocable step, the probationer should be given such an opportunity before taking the drastic step of discharge.

(v) In order to make the practical training of the probationers really purposeful, it is essential that the probationers are posted as far as possible both to rural and urban districts so that they give variety of experience on land tenures, agricultural practices, departmental programmers as well as problems relating to law and order, industrial unrest and welfare.

(vi) The utilized of the practical raining will, to a great extent, depend on the choice of the Collectors to whom the probationers are attached. Unless the Collectors give proper guidance to the probationers, the probationers will not benefit from the training. Great care should, therefore, be exercised in selecting the Collectors to whom the probationers are attached. The Collectors should be instructed to take personal interest in the training of the probationers and to inculcate in them a positive attitude towards the various problems facing the Administration. During the practical training all relevant acts, laws, codes and Five Year Plan documents with particular reference to the district should be studied by the probationers. Reasonable facilities for accommodation etc. may be provided to the probationers.

(vii) It should be ensured that the probationers take the training seriously. They should be discouraged from taking long spells of leave, except for unavoidable reasons, as this would affect their training.

[Deptt. of Personnel letter No. 22/3/71-AIS(III) dated 1/7/72.]

[Copy of DP&T letter No. 11037/6/87-AIS(III), dated 2/2/88.]

[In suppression of MHA letter No. 16/3/69-AIS(III), dated 24/6/70.]

In view of the comprehensive amendments that have been carried out in the IAS(Probation) Rules vide this Department's Notification No. 11037/3/86-AIS(III), dated 25/8/86 and revision in the CR format of IAS officers, it has been decided in consultation with UPSC to revise the format of Assessment Report in respect of the IAS probationers. The revised Performa (one for Direct recruits and one for Promotes) are enclosed. It is requested that in future the assessment reports may be furnished in the revised Performa.

(viii) Instances have been brought to the notice of Government of IAS Lady Probationers conceiving during their training period leading to disruption of their training schedule on account of their inability to take up classes and examinations, specially in items like village visit, trek, P.T. and Horse Riding etc. Representations for exemption are often received from probationers on this account.

2. There is need for stricter discipline and ensuring that the training of probationers is completed in time, in their own interest. It is, therefore, essential that lady IAS Probationers take necessary precautions to ensure against conception during their training period.

3. In view of the above, in the interest of timely completion of the training of Lady IAS Probationers, as well as in the interest of their health and the health of the offspring, it has been decided that:

i) Lady IAS Probationers should take all possible care/precautions to ensure against conception during their training period.

ii) It will be obligatory on the part of the lady IAS Probationers to inform the Director, LBSNAA in case they conceive during the period of their training in the Academy.

iii) The Director, LBSNAA, will not allow such probationers who conceive during their training at the Academy, to continue with their training.

iv) Such probationers will be allowed to complete the remaining part of their training, after one year, along with the batch that may be under training at the Academy at that time. Their training will recommence from the beginning of the phase during which it was discontinued originally (e.g., FC 1st or 2nd phase training in LBSNAA/District Training as the case may be).

4. The period of absence from training will be treated as extra ordinary leave as provided for in Rule 15 of the AIS (Leave) Rules, 1955 except for the period which can be treated as maternity leave as provided for in Rule 18 of AIS (Leave) Rules, 1955 and the period of probation will be extended accordingly. This will, however, not affect the seniority of the probationers in the IAS.

5. Director, LBSNAA may suitably inform all lady probationers on their joining the Academy.

[DP&T O.M. No. 11037/15/93-AIS(III) dated 3rd Dec., 1993.]

ASSESSMENT FORM FOR PROBATIONERS IN I.A.S.
(FOR DIRECT RECRUITS)
PART I (FACTUAL)

1. Name :

2. Date of Birth :

3. Year of allotment :

4. Period of Probation :

5. Date of commencement of probation

i.e. (date of joining) :

6. Due date of termination of probation :

7. Date of Termination of probation :

8. Extension, if any, with particulars. :

9. No. of days of leave

taken during Probation :

10. Previous Service if any

prior to joining the IAS :

Assessed by: Dated:

Approved by: Dated:

PART II
ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE FOR FOUNDATIONAL COURSE/PHASE I

1. State of Health :

2. Mental Capacity :

(a) Efforts made of acquire

knowledge relevant to job :

(b) Analytical ability :

(c) Power of Comprehension :

3. Communication Skill :

(a) Power of Expression

(i) Oral

(ii) Written

(b) Ability to participate in discussions and seminars :

4. Participation in class (Please comment on interest in work,punctuality, thoroughness and whether methodical and orderly etc.)

5. Participation in Sport and Co-curricular activity :

6. Performance during village visit Programme :

7. Performance during the Trek :

8. Marks obtained in the Foundational Course Examinations Phase I :

(a) Participation in class

(b) Participation in Sports and Co-curricular activities :

(c) Performance during

(i) Army attachment :

(ii) Attachment in Public Sector Undertaking :

(iii)Attachment with voluntary agencies :

(iv) Tribal/village visit :

(v) Parliamentary attachment:

9. Inter-personal relations and team work : (Please comment on quality of relationship with superiors and colleagues, ability to appreciate each others point of view and also on capacity to work as a member of a team and to promote team-spirit).

10. General Comments (general appraisal of the Officer's good and bad qualities in narrative form particularly those related to character, integrity and ability to correct himself when faults are pointed out.)

Signature :

Designation :

Remarks of the Reviewing officer :

Brief remarks indicating that assessment of the Reporting Officer may be accepted or rejected or otherwise modified

Signature of the Reviewing Officer :

Designation :

Training in the State
Performance during the District Training

1. Efforts made to acquire knowledge relevant to the job :

2. Power of Comprehension :

3. Spirit of Enquiry :

4. Quality of output :

5. Work habits and attitude :

(i) Initiative :

(ii) Self-reliance :

(iii) Thoroughness :

(iv) Resourcefulness :

(v) Interest in work :

(vi) Punctuality :

(vii) Whether methodical and orderly :

6. Stability :

(i) Poise :

(ii) Fairness :

(iii) Dependability :

7. Whether independent charge was given and if so :

(a) Decision making ability :

(b) Ability to evaluate projects or schemes :

(c) Ability to plan and programme :

(d) Quality of judgment :

8. Efforts made to acquire sufficient knowledge of local languages:

9. Knowledge of revenue and other local laws for the time being in force.

10. Performance in State Training Institute (where applicable)

11. Efforts made to imbibe the ethos and culture of the State of allotment.

12. General comments (General appraisal of the officer's good and bad qualities in narrative form particularly those related to character, integrity and ability to correct himself when faults are pointed out).

Signature :

Designation :

REMARKS OF THE REVIEWING OFFICER :

Brief remarks indicating that assessment of the Reporting

Officer may be accepted or rejected or otherwise modified.

Signature of the Reviewing officer :

Designation :

REMARKS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE REVIEWING BOARD/COMMITTEE

Recommendation whether the probationer :

1) Is fit for retention/confirmation :

2) Should be watched for another -----------months (hand list what improvements are required in the probationer).

or

3. Should be discharged from Government service (here give reasons for recommending this course of action).

OVERALL GRADING FOR DUTIES

1) Outstanding

2) Very good

3) Good.

4) Satisfactory with some shortcomings.

5) Not satisfactory.

( Please put a ring round the appropriate grading)

Signature of Chairman:

Reviewing Board/Committee:

Orders of the Head of Department of

the Administration/Controlling

or the Administering/Controlling

Department/Ministry.

............

Signature of Head of Deptt.

Administering Controlling

Department/Ministry.

ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE FOR THE PHASE II TRAINING.

1. Quality of District assignments :

2. Participation in District experience presentation :

3. Participation in class/Groups syndicate sessions and seminars :

4. Participation in co-curricular activities :

SIGNATURE :

DESIGNATION :

REPORTING AUTHORITY

REMARKS OF THE REVIEWING OFFICER :

Brief remarks indicating that assessment of the Reporitng

Officer may be accepted or rejected or otherwise modified.

Signature of the Reviewing Officer

Designation :

ASSESSMENT FORM IN RESPECT OF OFFICERS
APPOINTED BY PROMOTION / SELECTION
PART I (FACTUAL)

Name :

Date of Birth :

Service/Department:

Post held :

(a) Record of Training Institute attended, if any (for officers

under-going formal training)

(b) Nature of duties on which he has been employed e.g.

Duties requiring public relations and field work. Formulation

of plans, general direction and execution thereof.

Secretariat work of general nature, Supervision and control

of subordinate staff.

(Please list the above duties in order of importance)

Note

In the case of officers undergoing formal training at the

National Academy of Administration, please state in brief, the

duties/activities, in which they were expected to participate

outside the class room.

Experience prior to Appointment

on probation :

Period of probation/trial ends on:

Number of days Leave

(other than casual leave and

Special Casual leave). :

Assessed by : Dated

Approved by : Dated

PART II

1. State of Health :

2. Mental Capacity :

(a) Efforts made to acquire

knowledge relevant to job :

(b) Analytical ability :

(c) Power of Comprehension:

3. Work habits and attitude :

(a) Self reliance :

(b) Thoroughness :

(c) Resourcefulness :

(d) Punctuality :

4. Quality of output :

5. Decision making ability :

6. Communication skill :

(a) Power of expression

(i) Oral

(ii) Written

(b) Ability to participate in discussions and Seminars :

7. Inter-personal relations and team work; (Please comment on quality of relationship with superiors and colleaques, ability to appreciate each others point of view and also on capacity to work as a member of a team and to promote team-spirit).

8. Relations with public: (Please comment on the officer's accessibility to the public and responsiveness to their needs).

9. Stability :

(a) poise :

(b) Fairness :

(c) Dependability :

10. Ability to manage:

11. Knowledge of relevant laws and rules and regulations in the work entrusted to the officer.

12. Performance during training :

13. General comments (general appraisal of the officer's good and bad qualities in narrative form particularly those related to character, integrity and ability to correct himself when faults are pointed out)

Remarks of the Reviewing Officer :

Brief remarks indicating that assessment of the Reporting Officer may be accepted or rejected or otherwise modified

Signature of the Reviewing Officer:

Designation :

REMARKS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE REVIEWING BOARD/COMMITTEE

Recommendation whether the probationer :

1) Is fit for retention/confirmation

2) Should be watched for another---------months (here list what improvements are required in the probationer)

or

3) May be tried for some other post (where such a course is permissible under the relevant recruitment rules.)

or

4) May be reverted to his substantive post (here give reasons for recommending this course of action)

or

5) Should be discharged from Government service (here give reasons for recommending this course of action).

OVERALL GRADING FOR DUTIES

1) Outstanding

2) Very Good

3) Good

4) Satisfactory with some shortcomings.

5) Not satisfactory.

(Please put a ring around the appropriate grading).

Signature of Chairman :

Review Board/Committee

Orders of the Head of Department of

the Administering/Controlling

Department/Ministry

...............

Signature of Head of Deptt.

or Administering Controlling

Department/Ministry.

[Copy of Cab. Sectt. letter No.22/1/70-AIS(III), dated 16/9/70.]

I am directed to invite a reference to the Ministry of Home Affair' letter of even number dated the 4th May, 1970 on the above subject, and to say that the Government of India have since decided that the performa prescribed in the Ministry of Home Affairs' letter No. 16/3/69-AIS(III), dated the 24th June, 1970,shall be adopted for writing the assessment reports of probationers recommended for confirmation in the IAS/IPS.

[Copy of Cab. Sectt. letter No. 16/3/69-AIS(III), dated 15/9/71.]

Reference letters No. 68/69-AIS(I), dated the 22nd October, 1969 and No. 16/3/69 AIS(III), dated the 24th June, 1970 of the Ministry of Home Affairs and to say that clarifications have been sought by some State Governments on the following points:-

(a) During the first five years of Service, members of the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service are posted at different stations under different district officers. Should assessment reports on their work be obtained from all the district officers, Divisional Commissioners etc. under whom they were posted?

(b) Should assessment reports be prepared on all the persons recruited to the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service on the basis of competitive Examination since 1948?

(c) A column "Remarks and recommendations of the Reviewing Board/Committee" figures in the assessment report. What should be the composition of the Board/Committee?

(d) Should the assessment reports be prepared at the end of each calendar year or financial year?

(e) Should the assessment reports cover a full period of five years?

2. The matter has been considered by the Government of India in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission and it has been decided as follows:

(a) The assessment reports may be written by the authorities who write the annual confidential reports.

(b) Reports on the persons recruited on the basis of the combined competitive examination held in 1956 and after, for the first five years of their service, may be prepared and sent to the Union Public Service Commission in the following manner:-

(i) reports for the year 1969 and onwards may be got recorded in the Performa prescribed in letter No 16/3/69-AIS(III) dated the 24th June, 1970 of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

(ii) where assessment reports for the previous years have already been recorded but have not been sent to the Union Public Service Commission, they may now be sent to them; and

(iii) where such assessment reports have not been recorded in the previous years, copies of the relevant annual confidential reports may be sent.

(c) The Board/Committee may comprise the following namely:

INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE

(1) Chief Secretary.

(2) Financial Commissioner (The most senior among the holders of the posts of Financial Commissioner, where there is more than one) or the Chairman, Board of Revenue or the Secretary to the State Government in the Revenue Department.

(3) Development Commissioner or the most senior among the holders of the posts carrying pay above the time scale of pay, other than those at (1) and (2) above.

INDIAN POLICE SERVICE:

(1) Home Secretary.

(2) Inspector General of Police.

(3) The most senior among the holders of the posts of Deputy Inspectors General of Police.

(d) The practice followed in the case of confidential reports may be followed in the case of assessment reports also.

(e) The first report is not likely to cover the full period of twelve months. Therefore, in addition to the first report, five more reports in respect of completed years of service should be prepared.

3. These decisions may please be noted by the State Governments.

[Copy of letter No. 16/33/69-AIS(III), dated 8/8/72.]

Reference paragraph 2(b) of this Department's letter of even number dated the 15th September, 1971; according to which the State Governments were required to furnish, to the Union Public Service Commission, the assessment reports on the members of the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service recruited on the basis of the combined competitive examinations held in 1956 and thereafter for the first five years of service.

2. Some of the State Governments pointed out that a lot of difficulty is involved in the preparation of copies of the assessment reports for so many years. The matter has been examined in counsultation with the Union Public Service Commission. It has now been decided that only the assessment report in respect of the officers recruited on the basis of the examinations held in 1969 and thereafter need be sent to the Union Public Service Commission in the proforma prescibed in letter No. 16/3/69-AIS (III) , dated the 24th june, 1969, of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

[Copy of DP & AR letter No.22/4/70-AIS(III), dated 28/1/74.]

I am directed to state that the Government of India have been considering, in consultations with the Governments of the States etc. the question of evolving a purely voluntary scheme for the grant of financial incentives to the members of the All India Services to learn a language, other than English, Hindi, Sanskrit, the mother-tongue and the principal official language of the State of allotment. A draft of the scheme was circulated along with this Department's letter of even number, dated the 28th August, 1972. The draft scheme has been modified after taking into account the various suggestions received from the State Governments etc. and a copy of the scheme so finalized is enclosed.

2. The Governments of Assam, Karnataka and Kerala have not agreed to participate in the scheme. However, the Government of Kerala have agreed to arrange to hold the examination in Malayalam for officers belonging to other State cadres. No reply has so far been received from the Government of Jammu & Kashmir. Efforts are being made to persuade the Governments of Assam and Karnataka to agree to similar arrangements, and to obtain the concurrence of the Government of Jammu & Kashmir to the scheme, failing which alternative arrangements for holding the examinations in Assamese, Kashmiri and Kannada will be made by the Central Government through the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

3. I am, therefore, to request that immediate steps for implementing the scheme, as modified, may kindly be taken by all concerned, under intimation to this Department.

Enclosure to Deptt. of Personnel & A.R. Letter No. 22/4/70-AIS(II), dated 28/1/1974.

Scheme for the grant of financial incentives to the members of the All India Services to learn a language, other than English, Hindi, Sanskrit, the mother-tongue and the principal official language of the State of allotment.

1. The scheme shall apply to all the languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and the subsidiary language(s) adopted by the State Governments for all or any official purposes of the State, under Article 345 of the Constitution of India, except English, Hindi Sanskrit, the mother-tongue of the members of the All India Service concerned and the principal official language of the State to which he is allocated.

1.1 In addition to the languages referred to in paragraph 1, the scheme shall apply to Manipuri language also.

1.2 A member of the Service allocated to the Union Territories Cadre shall be eligible for an award, subject to other conditions of the scheme, if he passes an examination in any of the languages of the Union Territories other than Hindi, i.e. Assamese, Malayalam, Marathi, Mizo, Tamil and Urdu. Provided it is neither his mother-tongue nor the language in which he has passed the qualifying test as part of the Probationers' Final Examination.

2. The Government of States, on cadre of which the member of the Service is borne, shall give a cash award of Rs.1000 to a member of an All India service who passes an examination in one of the languages referred to in paragraph 1 above with a minimum of 60% marks in the first attempt.

2.1 The cash award shall be given only once to a member of the Service.

2.2 The Cash award shall be admissible to a member of the service only if he passes the examination within a period of ten years from the date of his appointment to the service.

3. The Government which shall be responsible for the setting and the evaluation of the papers in the various languages are as shown in Annexure-I.

4. The Standard of the examination shall be the same as that of the departmental examination.

5. Where an oral test has been prescribed in the departmental examination referred to in paragraph 4, the State Government on whose cadre the member of the Service, who wishes to take the language examinnation, is borne shall, in consultation with the State Government concerned with the language, decide whether the oral test may be given through an officer knowing that language in the former State or by sending the officer either to the capital of the latter State or to a place where such test is to be conducted.

6. Where a member of the Service wishes to avail himself of the Scheme, he shall inform the Chief Secretary to the Government of the State on the cadre of which he is borne about the particular language in which he proposes to take the examination. The Chief Secretary to the Government of the State which is concerned with that language (as shown in column 2 of the Annexure I) will thereupon be required to forward the question papers set for the departmental examintioan in the concerned language to the Chief Secretary to the Government of the State on the cadre of which the member of the Service is borne, who shall make the necessary arrangements for holding the examination.

7. The examination shall be held on the same day on which the departmental examination in the language is held by the State Government responsible for the setting and the evaluation of the papers.

8. The answer book(s) shall be sent to the Chief Secretary of the State Government concerned with the language for evaluation. The result shall be communicated by the State Government to the Chief Secretary of the State Government on the cadre of which the member of the Service is borne.

9. The member of the Service shall be treated as on duty on the day(s) he takes the examination (s). If he has to undertake some journey to take the examination (s) he shall be treated as on duty for the actual journey period and he shall be paid traveling allowance as on tour for the journey with no daily allowance for the period of halt.

ANNEXURE 1
Sr. No. Language State Government/Union Territory Concerned
1 Assamese Assam (Provisional)
2 Bengali West Bengal
3 Gujarati Gujarat
4 Kannada Karnataka (Provisional)
5 Kashmiri Jammu & Kashmir (Provisional)
6 Malayalam Kerala
7 Manipuri Manipur
8 Marathi Maharashtra
9 Mizo Mizoram
10 Nagamese Nagaland
11 Nepali Sikkim
12 Oriya Orissa
13 Punjabi Punjab
14 Tamil Tamil Nadu
15 Telugu Andhra Pradesh
16 Urdu Uttar Pradesh

[ Copy of D.P. & A.R. Letter No. 26/1/74-AIS(III), dated 19/10/74].

The Scheme for the grant of financial incentives circulated to the State Governments in this Department's letter No. 22/4/70-AIS(III), dated the 28th January, 1974, will also be applicable to the State Service officers appointed to the All India Services by promotion. The condition of ten years laid down in paragraph 2.2 of the Scheme will be computed from the date of appointment of a State Service officer to the All India Service concerned.

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