Probation Rules

  •  Probationer.-means an officer employed on probation in or against a substantive vacancy in the cadre of a department [Rule 12(28), KSR Part-I]
  • The period of probation for persons appointed by direct recruitment or recruitment by transfer through Public Service Commission shall be two years on duty within a continuous period of three years and for persons appointed in a post or category from another post or category in the same service or appointed by transfer from one service to another within the same  Department or in another Department (where direct recruitment is not resorted to) shall be one year on duty within a continuous period of two years [Rule 28(a)(iii), KS&SSR Part-II]
  • The period of Probation of Last Grade Servants recruitrd by direct shall beone year on duty within a continuous period of three years and for persons appointed by promotion shall be one year on duty within a continuous period of two years. [Rule 9, Last Grade Service Rule -1966]
  • Increment accruing consequent on declaration of probation shall be drawn only with effect from the date of completion of probation but subsequent increment shall be drawn on the first day of the month in which they fall due. [Rule 31(GD.2), KSR Part-I]
  •  A probationer whose, period of probation is two years and whose increment is annual shall be entitled to draw the first increment in the time-scale of the probation post after putting in the service required to earn an increment. The second increment shall be drawn only with effect from the date from which he is declared to have completed his probation.  Delay in completing probation will not however, affect his future increments and these will accrue on the normal incremental dates [37B(b)1, KSR Part-I]
  • In the case of a probationer whose period of probation is one year and whose increment is annual, the first increment in the scale of pay of the probation post shall be drawn only with effect from the date on which he is declared to have completed his probation. Delay in completing probation will not, however, affect his future increments and these will accrue on the normal incremental dates.[37B(b)2, KSR Part-I]
  • If any period of the service of a probationer does not count for probation, he shall complete the period of probation of one year or two year’s duty, as the case may be, by being on duty for an equal period from the date of expiry of one year or two years as the case may be after the commencement of the probation. In cases where the above period is expressed in terms of months and days, then such period shall be calculated as provided in Rule 12 (21) of Part I, Kerala Service Rules. In cases where the absence is expressed in days, the date of completion of probation shall be extended by the number of days of such absence. [37B(b) Note, KSR Part-I]
  • An officer shall be entitled to draw in the probation post the pay for which he would be eligible from time to time under the provisions of Rule 28A, Rule 33 (c) or Rule 37, as the case may be [37B(c)]
  •  A member temporarily promoted shall not by reason only of such promotion, be regarded as a probationer in the category or grade to which he has been promoted, or be entitled to any preferential claim to future promotion [Rule 12, KS&SSR, Part-II]
  • A probationer has appeared for any tests or examinations within the period of probation prescribed in connection with the acquisition of any such qualifications and the results of the tests or examinations for which he has appeared and passed are known only after the expiry of the prescribed period of probation, he shall be deemed to have satisfactorily completed his probation on the date on which he has completed the prescribed period of probation [Rule 19(b)(ii), KS&SSR Part-II]
  •  The probationer shall be deemed to have satisfactorily completed his probation on the day following the last date of the whole examination or test in which the probationer has acquired the special qualification or has passed the prescribed tests by passing one more subjects, if such date is earlier than the date of expiry of the extended period of probation [Rule 20(b), KS&SSR Part-II]
  •  Extension of probation. In the case of any probationer, the Appointing Authority may extend his probation for a maximum period of one year to enable him to acquire special qualifications or pass the prescribed tests, as the case may be, or to enable the appointing authority to decide whether the  probationer is suitable for full membership or not.  Extension of probation beyond one year may, however, be ordered by Government if found necessary [Rule 21, KS&SSR Part-II]

 

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