Tuesday, 18 July 2017

G.O.Ms.No.307, Dt. 03-12-2012 . Amendment to F.R. 54 (5) and FR 54-(B)(7), F.R. 26 (b)(ii) for counting EOL for sanction of notional increments and Pension


GOVERNMENT OF  ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT

 Fundamental  Rules – Amendment  to F.R.  54  (5) and  FR  54-(B)(7), F.R. 26 (b)(ii) for  counting EOL  for sanction  of  notional  increments  and Pension   – Orders  –  Issued.

FINANCE (FR.II) DEPARTMENT 
G.O. Ms. No. 307        Dt.  03-12-2012 

 1.  G.O. Ms.  No.3, Finance (FR.II)  Dept. dt.  4-1-2006 2.  U.O. No. 37392/Vig.I(2)/2009, dt.  29-01-2011  from   Revenue Dept.

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 O R  D E  R:
 In  the G.O.  1st  read  above the discretion of  the  competent authority for  counting  the not-duty  period for a specific purpose was  withdrawn when  the period  of  deemed  suspension/suspension  is  regularized  as “not duty”.  Hence, the  Govt. servant would not be  entitled  for  leave, increments  and  pension for  suspension  and dismissal period when  it  is treated as  “not  duty”.

2. In  the  U.O.  Note  2nd  read  above it  has  come  to  the  notice  of Finance  Department  that   in  many  cases,  the  Hon’ble High  Court of Andhra Pradesh/A.P.  Administrative Tribunal while  acquitting the Public Servant in  Criminal Appeals   from  the Criminal  Charge   ordered to regularize  the  suspension  period  and  dismissal period  as not duty  and to count the interregnum  periods  (suspension/dismissal)  for  the  purpose  of pensionary  benefits  and also to pay  interest  on  certain  issues.  In such matters when consulted the Law  Department,  while  citing  the Apex Court judgements, advised that  the suspension  period  and  the  interregnum period  between  the  date  of  dismissal  and  reinstatement of a Public  servant be counted  for  purpose of  pensionary  benefits.   But,  there  is  no  provision in Fundamental  Rules for  such  payments  to   the Public Servant for  any pay  and  allowances  for  the above periods except  the  subsistence allowance, as  per  the rules in  force now.

3. According to FR.  54  (5),   and  FR. 54-(B)(7) when period of deemed  suspension/suspension is regularized  as ‘not  duty’  the  period  of absence from  duty  including the  period  of  suspension preceding his dismissal,  removal or  compulsory  retirement,  as  the case may  be,  shall not be  treated as a  period  spent on  duty  and  the authority  competent  may convert the  above  periods  into leave of  any  kind  due  and  admissible  to the Govt.  servant,  if  he  so  requests.

4. It  is   observed  that in  cases where there is  long  pendency  of litigation,  there is  no  benefit due  to  conversion  of  leave  of  any  kind  due and  admissible  to  the Public servant,  since  the  Public servant  would  not have  such long  period  of   leave at his credit.  Hence, if  such  long  periods are   treated  as  Extra-ordinary  leave, they    will  not count  for  increments and  affecting  pay  and  allowances  culminating  in the reduction of  pension which will  be a double  jeopardy  on  the public servant.   The long pendency  of  the trial  in  lower  court  and also  in  Appellate  Court  may  not be  attributable  to  the  public servant.   In  such  cases there is  case  for counting  the  Extra-ordinary  Leave granted  for  regularizing  the suspension/dismissal  period  for   the purpose of  pensionary  benefits  and notional  increments   on  the  request of  the individuals.

5.  As  there is no  provision now  in Fundamental  Rules for  counting the ‘not  duty’  period for  purpose of leave,  increments  and pension,   Government  after careful examination  have  decided to  amend  the clauses under FR. 54  (5) and FR.  54-(B)(7)  by  adding  the words “that  the leave granted  on  EOL  under  the  above  clause,  after  exhaustion  of  other  types  of   leave  like  Earned Leave, Half-pay  Leave  may  be counted for purpose of notional  increments and pension”

6.  Further, a note  may  be  added  under FR. 26  (b)(ii) to the above  effect.

7. Further, a note  may  be  added  under FR. 26  (b)(ii) to the above Accordingly,  the following  notification  shall be published in  the Extraordinary  issue of  A.P.  Gazettee.

                                             NOTIFICATION

 In  exercise  of  the powers conferred  by  the  proviso  to article 309  of the constitution  of  India  and of all  other  powers  hereunto enabling, the Governor  of  Andhra Pradesh  hereby  makes the  following amendment to the Fundamental rules  as  subsequently  amended from  time  to  time.

                                          AMENDMENT

In  the  said  rules;

         i)  under the proviso  to  sub-rule (5)  of FR.  54, the following  shall be added as  Note  “(C)”

          “that  the Extraordinary  leave granted after exhaustion of  all available  leave under the above  clause  may  be   counted for  the purpose  of  notional increments  and  pension” 

ii)  Under the proviso  to sub-rule (7) of  rule 54-(B)  the following shall  be  added as  Note  “(C)”

        “that  the    Extraordinary  Leave   granted  after exhaustion  of     all available  leave  under the above  clause  may  be counted for  the purpose  of  notional  increments and pension” 

iii) Under the proviso  to  FR. 26 (b) (ii)  after the existing  Note,  the following  shall  be  added  as  Note-2;

           “The  Extraordinary  Leave granted on  the  request of  the individual for  regularization of  the  dismissal/deemed  suspension/suspension  period, after  exhausting  all the  available  leave may  also be counted for  the purpose  of  notional increments  and  pension” 

(BY ORDER  AND IN THE  NAME  OF  THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)


  DR.  D.  SAMBASIVA  RAO 
PRINCIPAL.  SECRETARY TO GOVT.  (FP)   












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