Appointments Through Promotion or Transfer Service Rules [ESTACODE]

If you are a Govt servant and your next scale appointment through promotion or transfer will be made by the service rules and regulation of ESTACODE. You must be aware of about the terms and criteria which is beneficial for you if you are facing any problem during promotion and transfer. 

Promotions and transfer to posts in basic pay scales 2 to 18 and equivalent shall be made on the recommendation of the appropriate Departmental Promotion Committee and promotions and transfer to posts in basic pay scales 19 to 21 and equivalent shall be made on the recommendation of the Selection Boards.


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♦ The Competent Authority may approve the promotion of an officer or official from the date on which the recommendation of the Central Selection Board or, as, the case may be, the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) was made.

♦ Notwithstanding anything in FR 17 the officer or official who expires or superannuates after the recommendations of the Central Selection Board or the Departmental Promotion Committee and before the issuing of the notification, shall stand exempted from assumption of the charge of the higher post. The Principal Accounting Officer or an Officer so authorized, will give a certificate to the effect that the officer or official has expired or superannuated.

Only such persons as possess the qualifications and meet the conditions laid down for the purpose of promotion or transfer to a post shall be considered by the Departmental Promotion Committee or the Central Selection Board, as the case may be. 

♦ No promotion on regular basis shall be made to posts in basic pay scales **[17] to 22 and equivalent unless the officer concerned has completed such minimum length of service, attended such training and passed such departmental examination, as may be prescribed from time to time.

♦ ♦ Where the appointing authority considers it to be in the public interest to fill a post reserved under the rules for departmental promotion and the most senior civil servant belonging to the cadre or service concerned who is otherwise eligible for promotion does not possess the specified length of service the authority may appoint him to that post on acting charge basis.

♦ In the case of a post in **[basic pay scales 17 to 22 and equivalent], reserved under the rules to be filled by initial appointment, where the appointing authority is satisfied that no suitable officer **[drawing pay in basic pay scale] in which the post exists is available in that category to fill the post and it is expedient to fill the post, it may appoint to that post on acting charge basis the most senior officer otherwise eligible for promotion in the organization, cadre or service, as the case may be, in excess of the promotion quota.


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♦ Acting charge appointment shall be made against posts which are likely to fall vacant for a period of six months or more. Against vacancies occurring for less than six months, current charge appointment may be made according to the orders issued from time to time.

♦ Appointment on acting charge basis shall be made on the recommendations of the Departmental Promotion Committee or the Central Selection Board, as the case may be, same in the case of *[post in basic pay scale 22 and equivalent].

♦  Acting charge appointment shall not amount to appointment by promotion on regular basis for any purpose including seniority.

♦  Acting charge appointment shall not confer any vested right for regular promotion to the post [ ] held on acting charge basis.

♦  Appointments by transfer shall be made from amongst the persons holding appointment on a regular basis in **[posts in the same basic pay scale or equivalent to or identical with the posts to be filled].

Appointments Through Promotion or Transfer Service Rules [ESTACODE]

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