Regularization

REGULARIZATION OF CONTRACT EMPLOYEES RECRUITED UNDER RULE 16-A

REGULARIZATION OF CONTRACT EMPLOYEES RECRUITED UNDER RULE 16-A





In continuation of this department’s circular letter of even number dated 29.10.2019 regarding appointments under Rule 17 – A of the Punjab Civil Servants ( Appointment and Conditions of Service ) Rules , 1974 on regular basis.

2 . As per Regulations Wing , S & GAD’s aforesaid circular letter dated 29.10.2019 , the services 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 . It was stated in that letter that in 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 view point was challenged in the Lahore High Court , Lahore . The Honorable Court viewed that the employees inducted on contract basis in terms of Rule 17 – A ibid should be deemed regular employees with effect from the dates of their initial appointments .




3 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 .

4 . However , on the direction of the Chief Minister , Punjab the matter was placed before the Provincial Cabinet which in its 39th 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 of the Punjab Civil Servants ( Appointment and Conditions of Service Rules , 1974 from the date of their initial appointment / induction into government service as per judgment of Lahore High Court , subject to recovery of 30 % Social Security Benefit according to the mechanism framed by Finance Department . “

5 . Accordingly , all the Administrative Departments are requested to regularize the services of in – service contract employees who were recruited under Rule 17 – A of the Punjab Civil Servants ( Appointment and Conditions of Service ) Rules , 1974 from the date of their initial recruitment / date of induction into government service , subject to recovery of 30 % Social Security Benefit ( SSB ) according to the mechanism delineated by the Finance Department vide its circular letter No.FD – SR – III – 4-13 / 84 , dated 24.03.1987 .




If any confusion arises on that score , the Finance Department may be consulted . The above instructions may kindly be implemented in letter & spirit .

REGULARIZATION OF CONTRACT EMPLOYEES RECRUITED UNDER RULE 16-A
REGULARIZATION OF CONTRACT EMPLOYEES RECRUITED UNDER RULE 16-A

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