There is good news for more than 20,000 government employees in the city. UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit has notified the Central Service Rules applicable in Chandigarh.
According to the information, after the issue of this notification, now the retirement age (Central Government Employees Retirement Age) will be 60 years. Teachers will get traveling allowance up to about Rs 4000 per month along with pay scale and DA center employees. Schools will now have the posts of deputy principals, appointments will be made on the basis of seniority, women employees will get two years leave to take care of children. Parents of two children up to class 12th will get education allowance.
This notification will also change the pay scales and service conditions of UT employees. The notification specifies the pay tables for the various grades drawn up. As the Ministry of Home Affairs notified the Chandigarh Employees (Conditions of Service) Rules, 2022 on March 29 last year and as per the notification the Punjab Service Rules were to be replaced by the Central Service Rules with effect from April 1, 2022. would be entitled to the balance.
Not only this, with the adoption of Central Service Rules, the retirement age has also been increased from 58 years to 60 years from 2022.
With the coming into force of the Central Service Rules, the pay scales of the employees will be in line with the Central Government Rules, which were at present in line with the respective categories of Punjab Government employees. These will now be similar to the conditions of service of persons appointed to the respective services and posts in the Central Civil Services of the President and will be governed by the same rules and orders.
These rules will not apply to members of All India Services working in the affairs of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, employees of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, persons not in full time employment of UT Chandigarh, persons paid from contingencies.
Electrical Wing of the Engineering Department whose pay scale is currently governed by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited Regulations, 2021. It was informed that a separate notification will be issued regarding the Electrical Wing of Engineering Department, Chandigarh.
Significantly, about 14 days after the formation of the AAP government in Punjab, Home Minister Amit Shah had announced the implementation of Central Service Rules in Chandigarh by the Central Government. However, there was strong opposition to this in Punjab. In the Lok Sabha, many MPs from Punjab had demanded not to issue the notification.
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