THE MADRAS HIGH COURT SERVICE RULES.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 229 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of India, and of all other power hereunto enabling, and in supersession of all the existing rules on the subject, the Chief Justice, with the approval of the Governor of Tamil Nadu so far as the rules relate to salaries, allowances, leave and pensions, hereby makes the following rules to regulate the method of recruitment, the conditions of service, the salaries and allowances, leave and pensions of the Madras High Court Service, hereinafter referred to as "the Service" :-

    1. Definitions—for the purpose of these rules—

(a) "Appointed to the service"—A person is said to be "appointed to the service" when, in accordance with these rules or in accordance with the rules applicable at the time as the case may be, he discharges for the first time the duties of a post borne on the cadre of the service or commences the probation prescribed for the members thereof.

(b) "Approved Probationer" -- "Approved Probationer" means a number of the service who has satisfactorily completed his probation and awaits appointment as a full member of the service, division, category, sub-category or post, as the case may be.

(c) "Backward Classes"—"Backward Classes" means the communities mentioned in Schedule II to Part I of the Tamil Nadu State and Subordinate Services Rules.

(d) "Chief Justice"—"Chief Justice" means the Chief Justice of the High Court.

(e) "Duty" -- A person is said to be "on duty" as a member of the service.

    1. When he is performing the duties of a post borne on the cadre of the service or undergoing the probation;

    2. When he is on joining time; or

    3. When he is absent from duty during vacation or on authorised holidays or on casual leave taken in accordance with the instructions regulating such leave issued by the State Government having been on duty immediately before and immediately after such absence.

 

(f) "Full member"—"Full member" means a member of the service who has been appointed substantively to a permanent post borne on the cadre thereof.

(g) "High Court"—"High Court" means the High Court of Judicature at Madras

(h) "Member of the service"—"Member of the service" means a person who has been appointed to the service and who has not retired or resigned, been removed or dismissed, been substantively transferred or reduced to another service, or been discharged otherwise than for want of a vacancy. He may be a probationer, an approved probationer or a full member of the service.

(i) "Probationer"—"Probationer" means a member of the service who has not completed his probation.

(j) "Promotion"—"Promotion" means the appointment of a member to a post in the service on a higher scale of pay.

(k) "Recruited direct" -- A candidate is said to be "recruited direct" to the service when at the time of his first appointment thereto, he is neither a full member nor an approved probationer in this or any other service.

*l) "Recruited by transfer"— A candidate is said to be "Recruited by Transfer" to the Service when at the time of his appointment thereto, he is either a full

(*Substituted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.)

member or an approved probationer in another service or when appointed from one category to another category in the same service carrying identical scale of pay of when appointed from Section II of Division III to Section I of Division III or from Division III to Division II or vice versa".

(m) "Scheduled Castes" and "Scheduled Tribes" -"Scheduled Castes" and "Scheduled Tribes" means the communities mentioned in Parts A and B respectively of Schedule III to Part I of the Tamil Nadu State and Subordinate Services Rules.

2. Short title, Commencement and Extent

(a) These rules may be called the Madras High Court Service Rules, 1955, and shall come into force on the 1st January, 1955.

(b) They shall apply to all persons appointed to the service before, on or after the said date.

(c) When a post is created as a temporary, addition to the cadre of the service in any division or category thereon, these rules applicable to holders of permanent posts borne on the said cadre shall apply to the holder of the said temporary post.

Explanation—In this sub-rule, the expression "the holder of the said temporary post" shall mean the person counted against the said temporary post.

3. Constitution -- The service shall consist of the following divisions, categories and sub-categories of officers

DIVISION I ( Gazetted Posts)

Category

1. (a)  Registrar.

    (b)  Additional Registrar (Admn.)

   (c)   Additional Registrar (Judl.)

   *A.  Chief Editor, Tamil Law Journal.

 ** B.  Official Assignee.

2. Master.

3. (a) P.S. to The Hon’ble Chief Justice  (Deputy Registrar Cadre.)

    (b) Deputy Registrar (A.S.)

    (c) Deputy Registrar (Admn.)

   (d) Deputy Registrar (O.S.)

   (e) Deputy Registrar (Protocol)

   (f) Deputy Registrar (Judicial)

4. (a) Official Referee.

              (b) Special Officer (Grouping)

         4. A. Associate Editor, Tamil Law Journal.

        4. B. Deputy Official Assignee

* Added SROC 4/95.

** Added SROC 20/97

5. (a) Assistant Registrar (Pondicherry)

    (b) Assistant Registrar (A.E.)

    (c) Assistant Registrar (C.O.)

    (d) Assistant Registrar (O.S.I)

    (e) Assistant Registrar (O.S. II)

     (f) Assistant Registrar (Crl. Side) ()

    (g) Assistant Registrar (Admn.) ()

    (h) Assistant Registrar (T & P) () @

     (i) Assistant Registrar (Records) ()

     (j) Assistant Registrar (Rules.) ()

$6. (a) Sub - Assistant Registrar (A.D.)

      (b) Sub - Assistant Registrar (Statistics)

      (c) Sub - Assistant Registrar (Accounts)

     (d) Sub - Assistant Registrar (A.S.)

     (e) Sub - Assistant Registrar (O. S)

      (f) Sub - Assistant Registrar (T & P)

     (g) Sub - Assistant Registrar (C.O. - I)

     (h) Sub - Assistant Registrar (C.O. - II)

           Sub-Assistant Registrar (Personal Assistant to The Hon’ble the Judges Section.)

$$6.A (1) Assistant Editor, Tamil Law Journal.

*6.B    Sub Assistant Registrar (Insolvents, Accounts)

7  (a) Sub Assistant Registrar (P.A. - I)

    (b) Sub Assistant Registrar (P.A. - II)

8. Senior Accounts Officer.

@ The post of Assistant Registrar shown under 5 (f) to 5 (j) of Division-I are temporary and they have been included in the Rules for administrative convenience.

$ Substituted SROC 9/95.

$$ Added SROC 4/95.

    • Added SROC 20/97.

DIVISION - II (Non-Gazetted-Superior Posts)

1. (Deleted.)

*1.A. Section Officer (Property)

 2. Interpreters consisting of :-

    (a) Interpreter (Gujarathi)

    (b) Interpreter (Urdu)

    (c) Interpreter (Tamil and Telugu)

3. (a) Appeal Examiners including Court-Fee Examiners (in the cadre of Section Officers.)

   (b) Court Officers (Appellate Side)  (in the cadre of Section Officers.)

   (c) Court Officers (Original Side)  (in the cadre of Section Officers.)

   (d) Section Officers.

   (e) Deputy Sheriff (in the cadre of Section Officer.)

4. Personal Assistants to the Honourable Judges.

$ 4A. Private Secretary to the Registrar.

5. Assistant Section Officers including Translators and Assistant Court-Fee Examiners.

$ 5A. Personal Assistant.

$ 5B Personal Clerk.

**6. Assistants.

* Substituted 5779A/90 C1.

** Substituted, renumbered ROC 5779A/90/C1.

$ Inserted R.O.C. No. 4233-A/98-C1.

*7 (a) Typists $(and Steno-typist)

    (b) Telephone Operator.

**8 (a) Reader/Examiner/Proof Reader.

      (b) Copyist.

9. (a) Chief Operator, Photostat Machine.

    (b) Assistant Operator, Photostat Machine.

NOTE :- The post of Second Assistant Registrar has been upgraded as Assistant Registrar. Hence, it is shown along with the posts of Assistant Registrars.

The posts of Managers and Sub Assistant Registrtars are merged into a single category with a common designation as $$ Sub Assistant Registrar. The nomenclature for the post of Manager, Personal Assistants to the Honourable Judges Section has been changed into $$ Sub Assistant Registrar (Personal Assistants to the Honourable the Judges Section.)

Interpreter (Gujarathi), Interpreter (Urdu) and Interpreter (Tamil and Telugu) are grouped and brought into a single category.

The post of Deputy Sheriff has been upgraded to that of Court Officer. Hence, it is shown along with Court Officer and allied cadres.

The posts of Special Assistant, Translator and Assistant/Court Fee Examiner now ceased to be promotion posts from the post of Assistant. Hence, the said posts are merged with Assistants and shown as one category of Assistant.

* Substituted, renumbered ROC 5779A/90/C1.

** Substituted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.

$ Deleted ROC No. 4233-A/98/C1.

$$ Substituted SROC 9/95.

*"The post of Assistant, Steno typist, Typist and basic servants are common categories. The posts in the Office of the Tamil Law Journal have been included in the Madras High Court Service. Hence, the said posts have not been specifically shown".

The amendment shall be deemed to have come into force on and from 1/10/1984.

**"The posts of Section Officers (Administration, Dividend and Accounts), Assistant Section Officers (Debt, Collector, Court, Property, Dividend, Accounts and Cash) in the office of the Official Assignee have been included with the posts of `Section Officers’ and `Assistant Section Officers’ respectively in the Madras High Court Service. Hence the said posts have not been specifically shown.

The posts of Assistants, Typists and Steno-typists that are common categories in the Madras High Court Official Assignee Service have been included with the posts of Assistants, Typists and Steno-typists in the Madras High Court Service. Hence the said posts have not been specifically shown.

Provided that this amendment shall take effect from the date on which it is published and shall not affect the interests of persons who were already appointed as Section Officers (Administration, Dividend and Accounts) and Assistant Section Officers (Debt Collector, Court, Property, Dividend, Accounts and Cash), Typists and Steno-typists in the Madras High Court Official Assignee Service prior to the date of issuance of this amendment."

$ N.B. :- The existing post of Steno-typist in A.S.O. Grade is re-designated as Private Secretary to the Registrar and the existing other posts of Steno-typists are re-designated as Personal Assistant and Personal Clerk.

* Added SROC 4/95.

** Added SROC 20/97.

$ Added R.O.C. No. 4233-A/98/C1.

* DIVISION - III (MISCELLANEOUS POSTS)

Section- I Superior

Category

1. Overseer.

1A. Head Bailiff of the Nazir’s Section.

2. Driver.

3. Court Keeper.

4. Junior Bailiff of the Nazir’s Section.

5. (a) Jamedar.

    (b) Gollah.

    (c) Binder.

6. (a) Record Clerks.

    (b) Lift Operators.

Section – II Last Grade.

Category

1. Duffadars and Watch and Ward.

2.Chobdars/Office Assistants/Sweepers/Scavangers/Gardeners and Watchmen."

**Note :- The posts of Attenders including searcher in the Madras High Court Official Assignee Service is redesignated as Record Clerks and have been included with the said post in the Madras High Court Service. Hence the said posts have not been specifically shown.

* Substituted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.

** Added SROC 20/97.

The post of Office Assistants in the Madras High Court Official Assignee Service is a common category. The said post has been included with the post of `Office Assistant’ in the Madras High Court Service. Hence this post has also not been specifically shown."

* 4. Appointing Authority

(a) The Appointing Authority shall be :

(1) For categories 5 & 6 of Section - I of Division-III and Categories 1 and 2 of Section-II of Division-III the Deputy Registrar;

(2) For categories 5 to 9 of Division-II and Categories 1 to 4 of Section I of Division-III - The Registrar.

(3) For all other posts in the service, The Chief Justice.

(i) Provided that reappointment to any such post in Division-II and III in accordance with Rule 11 (a) shall be by the Registrar/Deputy Registrar, as the case may be.

(ii) Provided that the Registrar may transfer any member of service in Division II and III from one post to any other post on the same scale of pay for which he is qualified.

(b) The Registrar and the Deputy shall exercise their powers of appointment subject to the control and approval of the Chief Justice.

    • Substituted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.

5. (a) Appointment to the Service

Appointment to the service in Division III and in *Categories 1 to 5, 6A @ and 6B of Division I may be in any category and may be either by direct recruitment or by transfer. $ Appointment to the service in Division II may be in category 1A, 2(a), (b), ©, 3©, 4, 5B, 6, 7, 8 or 9 and may be either by direct recruitment or by transfer.

@ PROVISO :- Provided that appointments to Categories 6B of Division - I and 1A of Division II may be made either by direct recruitment or recruitment by transfer, only if no qualified and suitable member of the service is available for promotion in the feeder categories."

(b) Seniority :- The seniority of a member of the Service, Division, Category or Sub-category or post shall, unless he has been reduced to a lower rank as a punishment, be determined by the date of his first appointment to the service, division, category or sub-category or post. Where any difficulty or doubt, arises in applying this rule, seniority shall be determined by the appointing authority. If any portion of the service of such person does not count towards probation under rule 15, his seniority shall be determined by the date of commencement of the service which counts towards probation.

(c) Appointment to a post in any sub-category of the service shall for the purpose of probation, seniority, discharge, re-appointment and confirmation, be deemed to be, appointment to all posts in the sub-category.

Provided that the appointing authority may, by general or special order restrict an appointment to a particular post or enlarge it to include any other sub-category or sub-categories of the same category.

* Renumbered SROC 20/97.

$ Substituted R.O.C. No. 4233 A/98/C1.

@ Added SROC 20/97.

(d) The appointing authority may, at the time of passing an order appointing two or more persons simultaneously to a category or sub-category of the service fix the order of preference among them and where such order has been fixed the seniority shall be determined in accordance therewith.

(e) Where a member of any division, category or sub-category is reduced to a lower division, category or sub-category, he shall be placed at the top of the letter unless the authority ordering such reduction otherwise directs.

6. Qualifications

(a) No person shall be eligible for appointment to the service by direct recruitment, unless he satisfies the appointing authority—

(1) that he is of sound health, active habits and free from any bodily defect or infirmity unfitting him for the service;

(2) that his character and antecedents are such as to qualify him for the service;

(3) that he has not attained the age of * 30 years. Provided that—

(i) the age limit prescribed in this clause shall not apply to appointment to the service in Divisions I and III;

(ii) a person who is a member of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Backward Classes shall be eligible for appointment by direct recruitment if he has not completed * 35 years of age on the date of recruitment;

(iii) a person who has not attained the age of 32 years, shall be eligible for appointment to the post of Court Officer, Original Side, in category 3© of Division II;

(iv) the Chief Justice may, at his discretion, relax the age rule, if he considers it necessary in individual cases.

(b) No person shall be eligible for appointment to the service in categories 1 to 5 of Division I, unless he—

* Substituted R.O.C. No.6981-A/98/C1.

(1) is an Advocate or Attorney or is duly qualified for admission as an Advocate or Attorney of the High Court; or

(2) holds a Law Degree of any of the Universities in the Indian Union and a B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., or B.A. (Honours) or B.Sc. (Honours) or B.Com. (Honours) degree of a University in the Indian Union and has also passed the examination in Law of Practice and Procedure, Civil and Criminal or the Pleadership Examination in the first grade.

No member of the service shall be eligible for promotion to category 6 of Division I, unless he holds the B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., or B.A. (Honours) or B.Sc. (Honours) or B.Com (Honours) degree of a University in the Indian Union and unless he is qualified in the Civil and Criminal Judicial Tests, Parts I, II and III for members of the Judicial Department, the Translation Test and the Account Test for Subordinate Officers, Part I.

No member of the service shall be eligible for promotion to Category 7 of Division I, unless he holds the B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., or B.A. (Honours) or B.Sc (Honours) or B.Com (Honours) degree of a University in the Indian Union and unless he has passed the Government Technical Examination in Shorthand and Typewriting in English by the Higher Grade.

* "No person shall be eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Editor, Tamil Law Journal by direct recruitment unless he/she holds a Law Degree of any of the Universities in the Indian Union and a B.A. or B.Sc., or B.Com or B.A. (Honours.) or B.Sc (Honours) or B.Com (Honours) degree of any of the Universities in the Indian Union and also shall have sufficient experience in Translation of Acts, Rules, Notification and Judgment for not less than two years.

*Added SROC 4/95.

No member of the service shall be eligible for promotion to the post of Assistant Editor, Tamil Law Journal unless he/she holds a Law Degree of any of the Universities in the Indian Union and a B.A. or B.Sc or B.Com or B.A (Honours) or B.Sc (Honours) or B.Com (Honours) degree of any of the Universities in the Indian Union and unless he/she has served as Translator for not less than two years.

Provided that this amendment shall take effect from the date on which it is published and shall not affect the persons who were already appointed as Assistant Editors, Tamil Law Journal prior to the date of issuance of this amendment.

*No person shall be eligible for appointment to the post of Sub-Assistant Registrar (Insolvents/Accounts) by direct recruitment, recruitment by transfer and promotion unless he is qualified in Law Degree Examination and Chartered Accountant Examination (either Intermediate or Final) or B.Com Degree Examination.

© No person shall be eligible for appointment to the service—

(1) in Category 6 of Division II, unless he holds the B.A.., or the B.Sc., or the B.Com., degree of a University in the Indian Union. The method of appointment by direct recruitment shall be as prescribed in the Annexure to these Rules.

**(1) (A) In Categories 7 and 8 of Division II unless he possess the Minimum General Educational Qualification that may be prescribed by the Governor of Tamil Nadu from time to time for admission into the Tamil Nadu Subordinate Services or such other qualification as may be considered by the Chief Justice to be equivalent to such qualification, but for appointment as Typist, or Copyist if candidates possessing that qualification are not available, those not possessing that qualification may be appointed."

* Added SROC 20/97.

** Substituted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.

$ 1(B) in Category 1A of Division II by direct recruitment, recruitment by transfer or by promotion unless he—

(i) is a practising advocate or attorney or is duly qualified for admission as an advocate or an attorney of the High Court; or

(ii) holds the B.A. or B.Sc., or B.Com or B.A. (Honours) or B.Sc (Honours) or B.Com (Honours) degree University in the Indian Union and holds a degree in law of any of the Universities in the Indian Union and has also passed the examination in Law of Practice and Procedure, Civil and Criminal."

(2) in Categories 2 to *5B of Division II unless he holds the B.A., or the B.Sc., or the B.Com degree of a University in the Indian Union.

Provided that a person who does not possess the qualifications prescribed in the above clause shall be eligible for appointment to Category 5 in Division II if he is qualified in the Account Test for Subordinate Officers, Part I, the Civil and Criminal Judicial Test Parts I, II and III for members of the Judicial Department and the Translation test.

Provided further that the Typists ** borne in Category 7 in Division II shall also be eligible for appointment to Category 5 in Division II, if they satisfy the following conditions :-

(i) They should possess Minimum General Educational Qualification.

(ii) They should have passed the Account Test for Subordinate Officers Part I, the Civil and Criminal Judicial Test Parts I to III for the Members of the Judicial Department and the Translation Test.

(iii) They should have put in a service for a minimum period of 5 years as Typists and Steno-typists."

$ Added SROC 20/97.

* Substituted R.O.C. 4233-A/98/C1.

** Deleted R.O.C. 4233-A/98/C1.

*3. (Deleted.)

7. Special Qualifications

(a) (1) ** (i) No person shall be eligible for appointment as a full member in categories 1 to 5 of Division I unless he qualifies himself in the Account Test for Executive Officers within the period of probation.

** (ii) No person shall be eligible for appointment as a full member in Category 6B of Division I unless he qualifies himself in the Civil and Criminal Judicial Test Parts I to III for Members of the Judicial Department and Account Test for Subordinate Officers - Part I.

$ (2) No person shall be eligible for appointment by direct recruitment, transfer or promotion—

(i) In any category in Division II specified in Column (1) of the Schedule to these rules unless he possess in addition to the qualifications prescribed in Rule 6, the qualifications specified in the corresponding entry in column.

(2) thereof or possesses such other qualifications as may be considered by the Chief Justice to be equivalent to the said qualifications or unless the Chief Justice considers such person otherwise fit for the post.

Provided that persons appointed by direct recruitment may, however, be permitted to pass the prescribed special tests within the period of probation, if he has not already done.

(ii) No Typists who has not attained the age of 50 years on 1/7/1988 shall be eligible for promotion, or transfer or confirmation or further increments, unless he/she has qualified himself/herself in Typewriting Examination in English and Tamil by Higher Grade on or before 31/12/1990.

* Deleted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.

** Renumbered, Added SROC 20/97.

$ Substituted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.

No Steno-typist who has not attained the age of 50 years as on 1/7/88 shall be eligible for promotion or transfer or confirmation or further increments, unless he/she has qualified himself/herself in Typewriting and Shorthand Examination by the Higher Grade both in English and Tamil on or before 31/12/1990.

No copyist who has not attained the age of 50 years as on 1/7/88 shall be eligible for promotion or transfer or confirmation or further increments unless he/she has qualified himself/herself in Typewriting Examination in English and Tamil by Higher Grade on or before 31/12/1990.

Provided that Copyists and Typists, who had attained the age of 50 years on 1/7/88 shall be exempted from acquiring further Technical Qualification—

(b) The Chief Justice may, if satisfied that an adequate knowledge of a particular language or languages is necessary for holding a specified post or posts in Division II declare that such post or posts is or are reserved for candidates with such knowledge. When such a declaration has been made, any such post shall be filled only by a person who possesses such knowledge.

© For purposes of first appointment, promotion, discharge for want of vacancies, re-appointment, seniority and appointment of full members, every post or group of posts in a category for which different qualifications are prescribed shall be deemed to be a separate category.

(d) Security -- (1) Every person appointed to the following posts shall, for the due and faithful performance of the duties attached thereto, deposit security in the sum specified below :-

(i) Head Accountant .. Rs. 5,000/-

(ii) Assistant at the .. Rs. 1,000/-

the Counter.

(iii) Gollah .. Rs. 500/-

* (iv) Official Assignee . .A bond for Rs.10,000/- with two sureties in favour of the Chief Justice.

(v) Deputy Official .. A bond for Rs.5,000/- with two sureties

Assignee in favour of the Chief Justice.

(vi) Assistant Section Officer dealing with cash in the office of the Official Assignee. Rs. 2,500/-

(2) If within a month from the date of his appointment or promotion, the person concerned fails to deposit the security required, his appointment or promotion shall be deemed to have been terminated and the appointing authority shall forthwith, by order, discharge him from the service or revert him to the post from which he was promoted, as the case may be, unless he has already been otherwise discharged or reverted.

Provided that the termination of such promotion under this sub-rule shall not disentitle a person to promotion to any post in the service which does not require security and for which he would have been eligible for promotion otherwise than by reason of his promotion to these posts.

8. Probation

(a) Every person appointed to the service otherwise than by promotion shall be on probation for a total period of two years on duty within a continuous period of three years.

(b) Every person promoted from any post in the service to a post on a higher scale of pay shall be on probation for a total period of one year on duty :

Provided that a person, who is promoted to any of the categories 1 to 5 in Division I from any other lower category in the same division, * and to category 6B in Division I from Division II shall not be required to be on probation for any period.

*Added SROC 20/97.

Provided further that a person, who is promoted to any of the categories * 1A, 2, 3, 5 to 9 of Division II as provided in the rule 14 shall not also be required to be on probation for any period.

Also provided further that a person, who is promoted under Rule 14 to any of the Categories in Division III, except to Category I of Section I, superior shall not be required to be on probation for any period.

(c) A probationer in any division or category of the service, who, in accordance with rules 5(a), 14 or 15 is appointed to any other division or category carrying a higher scale of pay, shall be entitled to count towards his probation in the former division or category any period of duty in the latter division or category, if during such period he would have held a post in the former division or category but for such appointment.

(d) A probationer in any category in Division II of the service who is appointed to the temporary post of Clerk sanctioned by the Government every year for work connected with the preparation of the administration reports of Civil and Criminal Justice on a fixed pay of Rs. 95/- per mensem shall be entitled to count towards his probation in the former category any period of duty in the latter post, if during such period he would have held post in the former category but for such appointment.

(e) A probationer in Category 7 of Division I or categories 3 and 7 of Division II promoted as Deputy Administrator-General and Deputy Official Trustee shall be entitled to count towards his probation in the former Division or category any period of duty in the post of Deputy/Administrator-General and Deputy Official Trustee, if during such period he would have held a post in the former Division or category but for such appointment.

*Added SROC 20/97.

9.(a) Probation—Suspension or Termination

At any time before the expiry of the period of probation specified in rule 8, the Appointing Authority may at its discretion, by order, terminate the probation of a probationer and discharge him after giving him a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.

(b) Penalty for failure to pass tests

(1) If within his period of probation a probationer fails to pass the prescribed special tests, the appointing authority shall, by order, discharge him unless it extends the period of probation under rule 10.

(2) If such probationer has appeared within the period of probation for any such tests, and the results of the tests for which he has so appeared are not known before the expiry of such period, he should continue to be on probation until the publication of the results of the tests for which he has appeared or the first of them in which he fails to pass, as the case may be. In case the probationer fails to pass any of the tests for which he has so appeared, the appointing authority shall forthwith, by order, discharge him unless the period of probation is extended under rule 10.

(c) (1) Approved Probationer

If, at the end of the prescribed or extended period of probation as the case may be, the appointing authority considers the probationer to be suitable for full membership it shall issue an order declaring the probationer to have satisfactorily completed his period of probation. On the issue of such order, the probationer shall be deemed to have satisfactorily completed his probation on the date of the expiry of the prescribed or extended period of probation as the case may be.

(2) Termination of Probation

If the appointing authority does not then consider the probationer to be suitable for such membership, it shall, unless the period of probation is extended under rule 10, by order, discharge him from the service after giving him a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.

(3) A probationer who is discharged otherwise than for want of a vacancy shall be entitled to appeal against the order of discharge as if it were an order of dismissal.

10. Extension of Probation

In the case of any probationer falling under sub-rule (b) or clause (2) of sub-rule (c) of rule 9, the appointing authority may extend his probation to enable him to acquire the special qualifications or pass the prescribed tests or, as the case may be, to enable the appointing authority to decide whether the probationer is suitable for full membership or not. Such extended period of probation shall terminate at the latest when the probationer has, after the date of expiry, of the period of probation prescribed for the category in which he is on probation, completed one more year of duty in such category. In cases where the probation of a probationer is extended a condition shall, unless there are special reasons to the contrary, be attached to the order of extension of probation that the probationer’s increment shall be stopped until he is declared to have satisfactorily completed his probation. If, however, the probationer has already drawn an increment, his next increment shall be postponed until he is declared to have satisfactorily completed his probation and by the period for which his probation is extended. Such stoppage of increment shall not be treated as a penalty but only as a condition of extension of probation and shall not have the effect of postponing future increments after he has passed the prescribed tests or examinations or after he is declared to have satisfactorily completed his probation.

11. (a) Discharge of Probationers and Approved Probationers for want of vacancies and their re-appointment

(1) Probationers and approved probationers shall be discharged for want of vacancies in the following order :-

(i) First, the probationers in order of juniority; and

(ii) Second, the approved probationers in order of juniority.

(2) Approved probationers and probationers who have been discharged for want of vacancies shall be re-appointed as vacancies arise, in the inverse of the order laid down in item(i) or (ii) of clause (1).

(3) The order of discharge or re-appointment prescribed above may be departed from in cases where its observance would involve exceptional administrative inconvenience.

(b) Right of Appointment of Probationers and Approved Probationers

A vacancy in any category or sub-category or post in the service shall not be filled by the appointment of a person who has not yet commenced his probation therein when an approved probationer or a probationer therein is available for such appointment.

12. (a) Appointment of Full Members

Subject to the provisions of rule 26 an approved probationer shall, if a substantive vacancy in the permanent cadre of the sub-category or post for which he was selected exists, be appointed to be a full member of the service in such sub-category or post at the earliest possible opportunity; and if such vacancy existed from a date previous to the issue of the order of appointment, he may be so appointed with retrospective effect from such date or, as the case may be, from a subsequent date from which he was continuously on duty as a member of the service in such category or in a higher category;

Provided that, (1) Where more than one approved probationer is available for such appointment as full member, the senior most approved probationer on the date of the vacancy shall be appointed;

(2) Where by reason of administrative convenience a member of the service completes his probation earlier than another member of the service who is senior to him, the member who so completes his probation earlier shall not be confirmed before the member who is senior to him. The senior member shall be confirmed according to his seniority in the service after he completes satisfactorily the period of his probation.

Explanation :- For the purposes of this rule an approved probationer who has been on leave during the period of his probation or after such period shall be deemed to be on duty as a member of the service in the category concerned, if he would have been on duty in such category or in a higher category but for the absence on leave.

(b) Any substantive vacancy which may exist or arise in the permanent cadre of a class or category and which is to be filled up by an approved probationer against whom serious charges are pending, shall be reserved for such person till final orders are issued on the proceedings against him or where such person is reduced in rank for a specified period, till he is actually restored to his original rank.

13. Notwithstanding anything contained in rule 30 of the Fundamental Rules, all Junior Assistants appointed to officiate in the posts of Assistant shall be granted officiating pay, whether or not the officiating appointment has been declared to involve the assumption of duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the posts of Junior Assistants.

14. Promotion

All promotions shall be made by the appointing authority. Promotion to any of the categories 1 to 5 of Division I may be from any other lower category in the same Division except from Categories * 6A, 7 and 8 and from Category 3 of Division II.

Provided that the members possess the qualifications set forth in rule 6(b);

Provided further that a member in Category 3© of Division II may be considered for appointment to categories 1 to 5 of Division I by direct recruitment for a period of five years from the date of his first appointment.

Provided further that members of merit and ability in *category 6A ** and 6B of Division I and Category **1A and 2 of Division II in Category 7 of Division I and in category 4 of Division II may also be considered;

* Added SROC 4/95.

** Added SROC 20/97.

Promotion to Category 6 in Division I shall be from category 3 of Division II;

** Promotion to Category 6B in Division-I shall be from Categories -1A, 2 and 3 of Division-II.

Provided that members of merit and ability in categories 2 and 4 of Division II may also be considered.

Promotion to category 7 in Division I shall be from category 4 of Division II.

* Promotion in Division II shall be as follows :

** Category 1A from Category 5.

To Category-2(c) from Category 5.

To Category-3 except the post mentioned to 3(c) from Category-5.

$ To Category-4 from Category 5, 5A, 5B.

$ To Category - 4A from Category - 5A.

$ To Category-5 from Category -5A, 6 or 7.

$ To Category-5A from Category - 5B, 6 or 7.

$ To Category-5B from Category - 6, 7 or 8.

To Category-6 from Categories 7, 8 & 9.

However, it is open to the appointing authority to consider persons possessing the requisite qualifications for the post of Assistant to Category 6 belonging to all Categories in Section-I and II of Division-III.

To Category-7 from Category-8.

To Category-9(a) from Category-9(b).

To Category 9(b) from Category 6 of Section-I and

Categories 1 and 2 of Section-II of Division III.

* Substituted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.

** Added SROC 20/97.

$ Substituted R.O.C. No. 4233-A/98/C1.

* Promotion in Section-I of Division III shall be as follows :-

To Category-1 from Category-3.

To Category 1A from Categories 2, 3 and 4.

To Category-2 from Categories 4, 5, 6 and

Categories-1 and 2 of Section II.

** To Category-3 from Category-5.

To Category-4 from Category-6 and

Categories 1 & 2 of Section-II.

$ To Category-5 from Category 6.

To Category-6 from Category-2 of Section-II.

Provided that promotion shall be admissible from Categories 6 or 7 or 8 of Division II to Category-1A of Division-III.

All categories in Division I except category 8 and categories 2 to 5 in Division II shall be selection categories and promotion thereto shall be made on grounds of merit and ability, seniority being considered only where merit and ability are approximately equal.

* Substituted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.

** Substituted ROC 6993-A/98/C1.

$ Substituted ROC 6993/98/C1.

15. Temporary Appointments and Promotions

(a) Where it is necessary to fill a vacancy in any division, category, sub-category or post in the service and there would be undue delay or administrative inconvenience in appointing a person who is qualified for or entitled to such appointment or a duly qualified person is not available, the appointing authority may appoint any other suitable person temporarily until an appointment is made in accordance with these rules.

(b) (i) A person appointed under sub-rule (a) shall be replaced as soon as possible by a member of the service who is entitled to promotion under these rules or, as the case may be, by a candidate qualified to hold the post under these rules.

(ii) A person appointed under sub-rule (a) shall not be regarded as a probationer in such division, category or post or be entitled by reason only of such appointment to any preferential claim to future appointment to such division, category or post. The services of such a person in the post shall be liable to be terminated by the appointing authority at any time without notice and without any reason being assigned;

Provided that where such person is subsequently appointed to the division, category or post in accordance with these rules he shall commence his probation therein from the date of such subsequent appointment or from such earlier dates as the appointing authority may determine.

He shall also be eligible to draw increments in the time-scale of pay applicable to him from the date of commencement of his probation but shall not be entitled to arrears of pay unless otherwise ordered by the Honourable The Chief Justice.

(c) A temporary appointment of a person under clause (a) shall not be made for a period exceeding three months at a time.

(d) Subject to the provisions of Fundamental Rule 30 there shall be paid to the person appointed under sub-rule (a) to hold temporarily a post borne on the cadre of a division, category or sub-category, either his substantive pay or the minimum pay in the time scale of pay, as the case may be, applicable to such division, category or sub-category, whichever is higher.

16. Punishment

(1) No member of the service shall be removed, dismissed or reduced in rank until he has given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him :

Provided that this rule shall not apply --

(a) when a member is removed, dismissed or reduced in rank on the ground of conduct which has led to his conviction on a criminal charge; or

(b) when the authority empowered to remove, dismiss or reduce the member in rank is satisfied that for some reason to be recorded by that authority in writing it is not reasonably practicable to give that member an opportunity of showing cause; or

(c) Where the Chief Justice is satisfied that in the interest of the security of the State it is not expedient to give to that member such an opportunity.

(2) If any question arises whether it is reasonably practicable to give to any member an opportunity of showing cause under sub-rule (1), the decision thereon of the authority empowered to remove or dismiss such member or to reduce him in rank, as the case may be, shall be final.

17. Every member of the service shall have a right of appeal from any order which

(a) punishes or formally censures him; or

(b) alters or interprets to his disadvantage any rule by which his conditions of service are regulated; or

(c) terminates his appointment otherwise than upon his reaching the age fixed for superannuation.

The forms of penalties that may be imposed on the several classes of officers are shown in the Appendix. The authority who may impose these penalties shall be the one specified in columns (2) to (8) of the Appendix against the several categories specified in Column (1) or any higher authority;

Provided that in respect of members working in the Industrial Tribunal, the authority who may impose the penalties mentioned in the Appendix to the rules shall be Industrial Tribunal or any higher authority.

The procedure laid down in rules 17 and 18 of the Tamil Nadu Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, shall, in so far as they may be applicable and except to the extent expressly provided in these rules, be followed in every case where it is proposed to impose on a member of the service any of the penalties mentioned in the Appendix.

18. An appeal may be withheld by an authority not lower than the authority from whose order it is preferred, if --

(1) it is an appeal in a case in which under these rules no appeal lies, or

(2) it is not preferred within two months after the date on which the appellant was informed of the order appealed against and no reasonable cause is shown for the delay, or

(3) it is a repetition of a previous appeal and is made to the same appellate authority by which such appeal has been decided and no new facts or circumstances are adduced which afford grounds for a reconsideration of the case, or

(4) it is addressed to an authority to which no appeal lies under these rules;

Provided that in every case in which an appeal is withheld the appellant shall be informed of the fact and the reasons for it.

19. No appeal shall lie against the withholding of an appeal by a competent authority.

20. Reservation of Appointment

(a) The unit of selection for appointments for the purpose of this rule shall be hundred of which eighteen shall be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes; and thirty-one shall be reserved for the Backward Classes and the remaining fifty-one shall be filled on the basis of merit.

(b) The claims of members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and the Backward Classes shall also be considered for appointments to the fifty-one vacancies, which shall be filled on the basis of merit and where a candidate belonging to a Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or a Backward Class is selected on the basis of merit, the number of posts reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes or for the Backward Classes, as the case may be, shall not in anyway be affected.

(c) Selection for appointment under this rule shall be made in the following order of rotation :-

1. Open Competition.

2. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

3. Open Competition.

4. Backward Classes.

5. Open Competition.

6. Backward Classes.

7. Open Competition.

8. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

9. Open Competition.

10. Backward Classes.

11. Open Competition.

12. Backward Classes.

13. Open Competition.

14. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

15. Open Competition.

16. Backward Classes.

17. Open Competition.

18. Backward Classes.

19. Open Competition.

20. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

21. Open Competition.

22. Backward Classes.

23. Open Competition.

24. Backward Classes.

25. Open Competition.

26. Open Competition.

27. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

28. Open Competition.

29. Backward Classes.

30. Open competition.

31. Backward Classes.

32. Open Competition.

33. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

34. Open Competition.

35. Backward Classes.

36. Open Competition.

37. Backward Classes.

38. Open Competition.

39. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

40. Open Competition.

41. Backward Classes.

42. Open Competition.

43. Backward Classes.

44. Open Competition.

45. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

46. Open Competition.

47. Backward Classes.

48. Open Competition.

49. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

50. Open Competition.

51. Open Competition.

52. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

53. Open Competition.

54. Backward Classes.

55. Open Competition.

56. Backward Classes.

57. Open Competition.

58. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

59. Open Competition.

60. Backward Classes.

61. Open Competition.

62. Backward Classes.

63. Open Competition.

64. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

65. Open Competition.

66. Backward Classes.

67. Open Competition.

68. Backward Classes.

69. Open Competition.

70. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

71. Open Competition.

72. Backward Classes.

73. Open Competition.

74. Backward Classes.

75. Open Competition.

76. Open Competition.

77. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

78. Open Competition.

79. Backward Classes.

80. Open Competition.

81. Backward Classes.

82. Open Competition.

83. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

84. Open Competition.

85. Backward Classes.

86. Open Competition.

87. Backward Classes.

88. Open Competition.

89. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

90. Open Competition.

91. Backward Classes.

92. Open Competition.

93. Backward Classes.

94. Open Competition.

95. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

96. Open Competition.

97. Backward Classes.

98. Open Competition.

99. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

100. Backward Classes.

(d) If a qualification and suitable candidate belonging to any of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes or the Backward Classes is not available for selection for appointment in the turn allotted for them in the cycle, the turn will lapse and the vacancy shall be filled in by the next turn in the order of rotation. No account shall be taken of any lapsed turn of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes or of the Backward Classes.

21. Pay, Allowances, Leave, Leave Salary, Pension and other conditions of service

The Fundamental Rules, the subsidiary rules thereunder, the Tamil Nadu Leave Rules, the Madras Retiring Invalid and Compassionate Gratuities (Non-Pensionable Establishments) Rules, 1941, the Madras General Provident Fund (Madras) Rules, the Madras Liberalised Pension Rules, 1960, the rules regulating the pay of the services included in the Pay Schedule and other rules for the time being in force applicable to officers under the rule-making control

of the Government of Tamil Nadu shall govern the members of the service in the matter of their pay, allowances, leave, leave salary, pensions and other conditions of service :

Provided that except with regard to salaries, allowances, leave and pensions, the Chief Justice shall exercise the powers vested in the Governor under any of the aforesaid rules :

Provided further that where any such members has elected to be governed by the provisions of the Civil Service Regulations those provisions shall apply to him :

Provided also that the application of the Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 1960, and as prescribed in the rule issued by The Honourable The Chief Justice, shall be applicable.

* 21A. Re-employment of Pensioners and Regulation of their pay :-

The Chief Justice shall be the Competent Authority to re-employ and retired person in this service and to regulate their pay in accordance with the provisions contained in the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules, 1978.

22. Savings

(a) Nothing in these rules shall affect any member of an All India Service when holding any post mentioned in Rule 3.

(b) Nothing in these rules shall adversely affect any person who was a member of the service on the date of coming into force of these rules.

(c) Subject to the provisions of sub-rules (d) and (e) where these rules would adversely affect in respect of any matter a person who was a member of the service before the date of coming into force thereof, he shall in respect of such matter, be governed by the rules and orders, if any, which were applicable to him immediately prior to such date.

* Added SROC 2/93.

(d) A person who was on duty otherwise than in a substantive capacity in a post borne on the cadre of the service shall be regarded as a probationer or, as the case may be, as an approved probationer in the division, category or sub-category in the service in which the post is included and in the lower category (if any) in which he would have been on duty but for his being on duty in a higher category, if he –

(i) was on duty in such post on the date of issue of these rules; or

(ii) was absent from duty in such post on that date on leave granted by competent authority having been on duty in such post immediately before and immediately after such absence;

Provided that if there were no rules or orders prescribing the period of probation for such post at the time of his first appointment thereto, the provisions of these rules regarding probation shall apply to him and any period of duty rendered by him in such post before the date of issue of these rules shall count towards probation if and to the extent such service would have counted had these rules come into force at the time of such first appointment.

(c) A person who before the issue of these rules had officiated in a post borne on the cadre of the service but who is not entitled to be regarded as a probationer or as an approved probationer under sub-rule (d) shall, if he is again appointed to such post after the issue of these rules, be entitled to count

his previous service in such post towards the prescribed period of probation;

Provided that in the case of candidates directly recruited such previous service shall not count towards probation if there was an interval of a continuous period of two years or more during which he was not holding a post in the same or higher category.

Explanation: The re-appointment of a person under this sub-rule shall not, for the purposes of rules regulating recruitment, be regarded as first appointment to the division, category or sub-category concerned.

23. Nothing in these rules shall be construed to limit or abridge the power of The Chief Justice to deal with the case of any member of the service or any person to be appointed to the service in such manner as may appear to him to be just or equitable;

Provided that where any such rule is applicable to the case of any person the case shall not be dealt with in any manner less favourable to him than that provided by that rule.

24. Reduction of Full Member

If a full member of any category or grade in the service is substantively reduced to a lower category or grade, he shall be deemed to be a full member of the latter, and the permanent cadre thereof shall, if there is no vacancy in which he could be absorbed be deemed to be increased by one so long as such member continues therein :

Provided that against every such addition an officiating or temporary vacancy, if any, in such lower category or grade, shall be kept unfilled and such addition shall be absorbed in the first permanent vacancy that subsequently arises in such lower category or grade, as the case may be.

25. Relinquishment of rights by members

Any person may, in writing relinquish any right or privilege to which he may be entitled under these rules and nothing contained in these rules shall be deemed to require the recognition of any right or privilege to the extent to which it has been so relinquished.

26. Members absent from duty

The absence of a member of the service from duty, whether on leave or foreign service or on deputation or for any other reason and whether his lien in a post borne on the cadre of the service is suspended or not, shall not, if he is otherwise fit, render him ineligible in his turn :-

(a) for re-appointment to a substantive or officiating vacancy in the division, category or post in which he may be a probationer or an approved probationer; or

(b) for promotion from a lower to a higher post in the service.

27. Group Savings Linked Insurance Scheme

The Group Savings Linked Insurance Scheme as envisaged in the Rules of the Group Savings Linked Insurance Scheme in Appendix-II, shall commence from first day of January, 1986. All employees regularly appointed to the service shall join the scheme compulsorily on the relevant entry dates as soon as they satisfy the conditions of eligibility.

SCHEDULE

Special Qualifications.

(See Rule 7)

Division II.

(1) (2)

* Category-1A. 1. Account Test for Subordinate

Officers Part-I.

2. Civil and Criminal Judicial  Test Parts I to III for Members of the Judicial Department.

* Added SROC 20/97.

(1) (2)

Category 2 (a)

1. Translation Test in

(a) Gujarathi; and

(b) in any one of the following languages, namely Urdu, Telugu and Tamil.

2. Civil and Criminal Judicial Tests for members of the Judicial Department, Part I, II and III.

3. Account Test for Subordinate Officers, Part I

Category 2 (b)

1. Translation Test in Urdu & Tamil or Telugu.

2. Civil and Criminal Judicial Tests for members of the Judicial Department, Parts I, II and III.

3. Account Test for Subordinate Officers, Part I.

Category 2 (c)

1. Translation Test in Tamil and Telugu.

2. Civil and Criminal Judicial Test for Members of the Judicial Department, Parts I, II and III.

3.Account Test for Subordinate Officers, Part I.

Category 3(a), (b),

1. Translation Test in one of the following

(d) and (e). languages viz., Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

(1) (2)

2. Civil and Criminal Judicial Test for members of the Judicial Department, Parts I to III.

    1. Account Test for Subordinate Officers, Part I.

Category 3 (c) Must be an Advocate or Attorney of High Court or Bar at Law.

Category 4. Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Shorthand and

Typewriting by the Higher Grade. If, however, candidates who have passed the Typewriting Test by the Higher Grade are not available, those who have passed the Test by the Lower Grade at an Examination held after the 1st January, 1933 may be appointed.

Category 5.

1. Translation Test in one of the following languages viz., Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

2. Civil and Criminal Judicial Test for members of the Judicial Department, Part I, II and III.

1. Account Test for Subordinate Officers,

Part 1.

(1) (2)

$ Category-5B Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting and Shorthand in English and Tamil  by Higher Grade.

Category 7 Typist. Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting.

i) by the Higher Grade in Tamil and English; or

ii) by the Higher Grade in Tamil and Lower Grade in English; or

iii) by the Higher Grade in English and

Lower Grade in Tamil.

* Column Column

(1) (2)

Category 8(B) Copyist. Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting

i) by the Higher Grade in Tamil and English; or

ii) by the Higher Grade in Tamil and Lower Grade in English; or

III) by the Higher Grade in English and Lower Grade in Tamil.

$ Inserted R.O.C. No. 4233-A/98/C1.

* Added SROC 7691/A/96/C1.

Provided that candidates with the qualifications referred to in Item (ii) above, shall be appointed only if candidates with the qualifications referred to in item (i) above, are not available.

Provided further that the candidates with the qualifications referred to

in Item (iii) above, shall be appointed only if the candidates with the qualifications referred to in items (i) and (ii) above, are not available.

Provided that candidates with the qualifications referred to in Item (ii) above, shall be appointed only if candidates with the qualifications referred to in Item (i) above, are not available.

Provided further that the candidates with the qualifications referred to in Item (iii) above, shall be appointed only if the candidates with the qualification referred to in Item (i) and (ii) above, are not available.

$ (Steno-typists) (Deleted)

DIVISION III.

(1) (2)

Section I.

Category 1-A Civil and Criminal Judicial Tests, Parts I,

II and III for members of the Judicial Department.

$ Deleted ROC No. 4233-A/98/C1.

* Category 3 (deleted)

Note 1 :-

The holders of a Law Degree of a University in the Indian Union shall not be required to pass the Civil and Criminal Judicial Tests, Parts I, II and III for members of the Judicial Department, provided they have passed the Examination in the Law of Practice and Procedure both (Civil and Criminal) held by the Bar Council.

Note 2 :-

The holders of Law Degree of a University in the Indian Union, who have passed the said examination held after October, 1967, shall not be required to pass Civil and Criminal Judicial Test for members of the Judicial Department, Parts I and II.

APPENDIX - I.

(See Rule 17)

Authority which may impose the penalty of -

Fine (only Withholding in the case of of increments or persons against promotion, including Class of Censure whom an stoppage at an Officers. authority is efficiency bar. specified in this column).

(1) (2) (3) (4)

Division I -

Categories

1 to 7. Chief Justice .... Chief Justice ..

Division II -

* Deleted ROC 7691/A/96/C1.

(1) (2) (3) (4)

* Categories

1A to 4. Registrar. .... Chief Justice ..

Categories

5 to 9. Do. .... Registrar. ..

$ Categories 1 to 4 .... Registrar. ..

of Section 1

Other Categories in

Section I and II. .... Deputy Registrar.

These amendments shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 1/6/1988.

Provided that the Promotions and Appointments made between 1/6/1988 and the date of issue of these amendments shall not be affected notwithstanding the retrospective effect of these Amendments".

* Substituted SROC 20 / 97. (These amendments shall take effect from 3/6/97.)

$ Substituted ROC 7691/A/96/

APPENDIX - I.

(See Rule 17)

Reduction Recovery from pay Suspension Compulsory Appellate to a lower of the whole or retirement, Authority post or time part of any pecuniary removal or scale or to loss caused to dismissal. lower stage Government or to a in a time local body by negligence or breach of orders.

(5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Chief Justice Chief Justice Chief Justice Chief Justice Governor

Do. Do. Do. Do. Governor

against the orders of the Chief Justice & Chief Justice against the

orders of the Registrar (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Registrar Registrar Registrar Registrar Do.

Do. Do. Do. Do. Do.

Deputy Deputy Deputy Deputy Registrar

Registrar Registrar. Registrar Registrar

the orders of the Deputy Registrar & Chief Justice against the orders

of the Registrar and Governor against the orders of the Chief Justice.

APPENDIX - II.

RULES OF GROUP SAVINGS LINKED INSURANCE SCHEME.

1. Definitions :

In these Rules, where the context so admits, the masculine shall include the feminine, the singular shall include the plural and the following words and expressions shall, unless repugnant to the context, have the following meanings.

(i) `The EMPLOYER' shall mean The REGISTRAR, HIGH COURT, Madras;

(ii) `The CORPORATION' shall mean the Life Insurance Corporation of India established under Section 3 of the Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956;

(iii) `The SCHEME' shall mean THE MADRAS HIGH COURT

EMPLOYEES GROUP SAVINGS LINKED INSURANCE SCHEME;

(iv) `THE RULES' shall mean the Rules of the Scheme as set out below and as amended from time to time;

(v) `THE MEMBER' shall mean the particular employee of the Employer who has been admitted to the benefits under the Scheme;

vi) `ENTRY DATE' shall mean (a) in relation to the Members admitted to the Scheme on the date of commencement, the said date of commencement and (b) in relation to new Members to be admitted to the Scheme after the commencement date, the next anniversary date of the policy;

vii) `ANNUAL RENEWAL DATE' shall mean in relation to the scheme the First day of January and the same day in each subsequent year;

viii) `TERMINAL DATE' shall mean in respect of a Member the date on which he completes the age of superannuation;

ix) `THE ASSURANCE' shall mean the Assurance to be effected on the life of the Member;

x) `THE RUNNING ACCOUNT' shall mean the Account to be maintained by the Corporation in favour of the Employer to which will be credited the premiums remaining in respect of the Members after utilising such part as is required to provide life assurance benefit;

xi) `THE BENEFICIARY' shall mean, in relation to a Member, the person or persons who has/have been appointed by him in terms of these Rules to receive the benefits under the Scheme in the event of his death whilst being insured;

xii) `REGISTRAR' shall mean the record of Members kept by the Corporation.

2. The Employer will act for and on behalf of the Members in all matters relating to the Scheme and every act done by, agreement made with and notice given to the Corporation shall be binding on the Members.

3. Commencement Date :

The Scheme shall commence and the Rules shall take effect from first day of January, 1986.

4. Eligibility :

a) Regular employees who are aged not less than 18 years shall be eligible to join the scheme.

b) Present employees in the above category may join the Scheme as from the date of commencement of the Scheme.

c) It shall be a condition of service that all future employees must join the scheme on the relevant Entry dates as soon as they satisfy the conditions of eligibility.

d) No member shall withdraw from the Scheme while he is still in eligible employee satisfying the conditions of eligibility described above.

5. Evidence of Age :-

The Employer shall arrange to obtain satisfactory evidence of age in respect of each Member at the time of his entry into the scheme.

6. Evidence of Health :-

The Employees who are absent from duty on grounds of sickness on the date of commencement of the Scheme shall not be eligible to join the Scheme.

7. Contributions :-

The monthly contribution towards premium is split into Group Insurance Premium (Risk Element) and Savings Element. The premia for the four categories of employees, viz.,

1. Senior Management (Officers from the level of Registrar down to the level of Assistant Registrar);

2. Middle Management (Officers and Staff from the level of Second Assistant Registrar down to the level of Court Officers and Personal Assistants to Honourable Judges);

3. Clerical cadre (Staff from the level of Special Assistants and Translators down to the level of Record Clerks including Lift Operators); and

4. Other remaining categories are as follows :-

Sum Monthly Savings Risk One time

Category assured contri- element. element Stamp

bution. Charges.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

Rs. Rs. Rs. Rs. Rs.

A) Senior 80,000/- 144/- 98/- 46/- 32/-

Management

B) Middle 40,000/- 72/- 49/- 23/- 16/-

Management.

C) Clerical 20,000/- 36/- 24.50 11.50 8/-

Cadre.

D) Others 10,000/- 18/- 12.25 5.75 4/-

ii) The Employer shall recover the contribution in respect of all the Members from their salaries and remit the same in full to the Corporation for providing benefits in accordance with the Rules.

iii) A part of the contribution as may be fixed by the Corporation expressed as a uniform average amount per Member determined on the basis of the age distribution of all the Members, shall be utilised to provide for each Member Life Assurance Benefit as mentioned in Rule 8. The Life Assurance Benefit will become payable upon the death of the Member whilst being insured under the Scheme. For this purpose, the Employer shall effect assurances under the one year Renewable Term Assurance Plan with the Corporation. The balance of contribution will be credited to a Running Account to be maintained by the Corporation in favour of the Employer for providing the benefits described in Rule 8 to the Members. The Corporation shall allow interest on the balance in the Running Account at the agreed rate.

8. Benefits :

i) On death of the Member before the terminal date :

The Life Assurance Benefit of Rs. 10,000/-; Rs. 20,000/-; Rs. 40,000/-; and Rs. 80,000/-; as the case may be, together with the amount to the credit of the Member in the Running Account as on the date of his death as determined in the manner referred to in 8(ii) shall become payable to the Beneficiary.

ii) On reaching terminal date or an earlier cessation of service other than death :-

The total amount to the credit of the Member in the Running Account as shall be determined by the Corporation having regard to the Entry date, the amounts credited to the Running Account from time to time, the rate of interest and the date of exit shall become payable to the Member.

9. Termination of Membership :-

The Membership of the Scheme in respect of a Member shall terminate upon the happening of any of the following events :-

a) Member ceasing to be in the service of the Employer;

b) Member reaching the Terminal Date.

Upon termination of membership, the Life Assurance Benefit of the member shall cease forthwith and the amount at his credit in the Running Account as determined in Rule 8(ii) shall become payable.

10. Restraint on Anticipation or Encumberance :-

The benefits under the Scheme are strictly personal and cannot be assigned, charged or alienated in any way.

11. Master Policy :-

The Corporation will issue a Master Policy to the Employer incorporating the terms and conditions under which the benefits are assured.

12. Experience Rating Adjustment :-

The Corporation's Scheme of Experience Rating Adjustment shall be applicable to the Life Assurance Benefit in respect of the Members provided that the Membership strength at the beginning of the policy year is atleast 200. At intervals of not more than three years the Experience Rating Adjustment will be determined subject to such conditions as may be applicable in that behalf.

The Experience Rating Adjustment will be given effect to by way of an addition to the amounts credited to the Running Account in respect of each Member in the policy year following the period of review.

13. Appointment of Beneficiary :-

Every Member shall at the time of entry into the Scheme appoint one or more of his wife or chid/children or dependants to be his Beneficiary or Beneficiaries in Form IV given below and file it with the Employer. If a Member does not have a wife or child/children or dependants then he shall appoint his legal representative to be the Beneficiary. In the event of death of the Member, the benefits in respect of him will be paid to the Beneficiary or Beneficiaries appointed by him. A member of the Scheme may, at any time cancel/change a nomination by sending a notice in writing to the Employer.

FORM - IV.

FORM OF APPOINTMENT OF BENEFICIARY.

I, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . an Insured Member of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Group Savings Linked Insurance Scheme hereby appoint in terms of Rule No. 13 headed `Appointment of Beneficiary' of the Rules

governing the Scheme my (relationship) . . . . . . . . . . . . . named . . . . . . . . . . . . and whose address is .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . as the person to be the beneficiary to whom the moneys payable in terms of the Rules of the Scheme shall be paid in the event of my death.

Signed at ............ this .......... day of .....199......

Signature of Insured Member.

Witnessed by :-

1) (i) Signature . . . . . . . . . .

(ii) Name . . . . . . . . . .

(iii) Address . . . . . . . . . .

2) (i) Signature . . . . . . . . . .

(ii) Name . . . . . . . . . .

(iii) Address . . . . . . . . . .

* ANNEXURE

(See Rule 6)

Method of appointment to the service by direct recruitment -- Direct recruitment of (1) Junior Assistants and (2) Shorthand writers shall be made in the following manner :-

1. Vacancies will be notified and applications called for by advertisement in atleast two important dailies.

2. The applications received will be scrutinised with reference to the rules prescribing the age, educational and other qualifications.

3. A preliminary selection from those who satisfy the age, educational and other qualifications on the basis of the proficiency as disclosed by the Academic performance will then be made and such number as are decided upon by the Chief Justice based on the requirements, so that the number selected is not below 100 and not above 500 will be required to sit for a Competitive Examination on a date notified by the Registry.

4. A further selection based on the examination results taken along with qualifications and all other relevant considerations of such number as decided upon by the Chief Justice will then be made and such selected persons will be required to undergo a viva voce test. The person or persons to form the Committee to interview the candidates will be nominated by the Chief Justice and the person or persons forming the Committee would report the result of the interview in writing to the Chief Justice.

* Added SROC 8/78.

5. A final selection would then be made by the Chief Justice from those who appeared at the interview of such number as are decided upon by the Chief Justice and a list of approved candidates in the order of merit will be drawn up with due regard to the Rule of Reservation.

6. Even in selecting candidates under paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 above due regard would be made to the rule of reservation in order to ensure that sufficient number of persons belonging to the reserved categories are represented in the group of persons selected.

TAMIL LAW JOURNAL OFFICE, HIGH COURT, MADRAS.

ADHOC RULES.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 229 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of India and all other powers hereunto enabling, The Honourable The Officiating Chief Justice is pleased to make the following rules :-

The rules hereby made shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 21/12/1979.

R U L E S.

1. The Madras High Court Service Rules applicable to the holders of the permanent posts in the Madras High Court Service shall apply to the holders of the temporary posts in the Tamil Law Journal Office who have been appointed to these posts.

2. Constitution :-

The posts of Chief Editor, Associate Editor, Assistant Editors, Assistant, Steno-typist, Typists, Proof Reader and Basic Servants in the Office of the Tamil Law Journal shall form temporary additions to the Madras High Court Service.

3. Appointment :-

Appointment to the posts mentioned in Column 1 below shall be made as noted against each post in Column 2 :

(1) (2)

1. The Chief Editor, (in the By recruitment by transfer from among the

cadre of the District District Judges in the Tamil Nadu State

Judge, Grade-II) State Higher Judicial Service.

2. The Associate Editor. a) By recruitment by transfer from among the Subordinate Judges in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service; or

b) By promotion from among the Assistant Editors.

3. The Assistant Editor. a) By direct recruitment; or

b) By recruitment by transfer from among the District Munsifs in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service; or

c) By recruitment by transfer from categories 6 and 7 of Division-II of the Madras High Court Service; or

d) By recruitment by transfer from any other service.

4. Assistant. By recruitment by transfer from Category 10 of Division - II of the Madras High Court Service.

5. Steno-typist ()

6. Typist. ()

7. Proof-Reader () Either by direct recruitment or by transfer from the Madras High Court Service

8. Basic Servants ().

Appointing Authority :-

(i) The Appointing Authority for the post of Chief Editor, Associate Editor and Assistant Editor shall be the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.

(ii) The Appointing Authority for the posts of Assistant, Steno-typist, Typists and Proof-Reader shall be the Registrar, High Court, Madras.

(iii) The Appointing Authority for the post of Basic Servants shall be the Deputy Registrar, High Court, Madras.

5. Qualifications :-

(a) Age :- (i) No person shall be eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Editor by direct recruitment, if he has completed or will complete 28 years of age on the first day of July in the year in which the selection for appointment is made.

Provided that the age limit prescribed in this clause shall not apply to a person who is a member of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Backward Classes.

(ii) No person shall be eligible for appointment to the post of Assistant Editor, Steno-typist, Typist, Proof -Reader by direct recruitment unless he/she satisfies the appointing authority :-

(i) that he/she is of sound health, active habits and free from any bodily defects or infirmity, unfitting him/her for the service;

(ii) that his/her character and antecedents are such as to qualify him/her for the service;

(iii) that he/she has not attained the age of 28 years. A person who is a member of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Backward Classes shall be eligible for appointment by direct recruitment if he/she has not completed thirty three years of age on the date of recruitment;

The Chief Justice may, at his discretion, relax the age rule, if he considers it necessary in individual cases.

(iii) Basic Servants (Age and Educational Qualifications) :-

Age and Educational Qualifications as prescribed in the Madras High Court Service Rules are applicable to the Basic Servants in the Office of the Chief Editor, Tamil Law Journal.

(b) Other Qualifications :-

(i) Assistant Editor :- (a) No person shall be eligible for the appointment to the post of Assistant Editor by direct recruitment unless he/she holds a Law Degree of any of the Universities in the Indian Union and he/she shall have sufficient experience in translation of Acts, Rules and Notification or Judgments into Tamil for not less than three years;

Provided that a person who is already working as Assistant Editor on the date of the publication of these rules shall be deemed to have been qualified for the said post.

(b) No member from the Categories 6 and 7 of Division-II of the Madras High Court Service shall be eligible for appointment to the said post unless he/she holds Law Degree of any of the Universities in the Indian Union and he/she shall have sufficient knowledge in translation of Judgments into Tamil.

(ii) Steno-typist :- (a) No person shall be eligible for appointment unless he/she possesses the Minimum General Educational Qualification that may be prescribed by the Governor of Tamil Nadu from time to time for admission into the Tamil Nadu Subordinate Services or such other qualification as may be considered by the Chief Justice to be equivalent to such qualification.

(b) Must have passed the Technical Examination in Typewriting and Shorthand by Higher Grade in Tamil and English.

(iii) Typist, Proof-Reader and Basic Servants :-

Educational Qualification as prescribed for the Typist, Reader and Basic Servant in the Madras High Court Service Rules are applicable to the said posts.

6. Reservation of Appointments :-

The rule relating to reservation of appointments (General Rule 22) shall apply for appointment to the post by direct recruitment.

7. Probation :-

Every person appointed direct to the post of Assistant Editor, Steno-typist, Typists, Proof -Reader and Basic servants by direct recruitment shall from the date on which he/she joins duty, be on probation for a total period of two years of duty within the continuous period of three years.

8. Pay :-

There shall be paid to the holders of the post specified in column (1) of the Table below a monthly pay calculated in the scale specified in the corresponding entries in Column (2) thereof.

THE TABLE

Posts. Scale of Pay.

Chief Editor .. Rs.1600-75-1750-100-2250

Associate Editor .. Rs.1000-60-1300-70-1650 (since scale

of pay for Subordinate Judges revised

as 1300-75-1900-100-2000.

Assistant Editor .. Rs.600-30-750-35.890.40.1050.

Assistant .. Rs.400-15-490-20-650-25-700.

Steno-typist. .. Rs.350-10-420-15-600.

Typists. .. Rs.350-10-420-15-600.

Proof -Reader. .. Rs.325-10-445-15-550.

Basic Servants. .. Rs.250-5-330-10-400.

NOTIFICATIONS BY HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS, ETC.

JUDICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

Adhoc rules relating to temporary posts of Xerograph Machine Operators in the High Court, Madras.

(R.O.C. No. 3428-A/82/C1.)

No.SROC-26/86 :-

In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 229 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of India and all other powers hereunto enabling, The Honourable The Chief Justice is pleased to make the following rules :-

The rules hereby made shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 10th day of December, 1981.

RULES.

The Madras High Court Service Rules applicable to the holders of the permanent posts in the Madras High Court Service shall apply to the holders of the temporary posts of Xerograph Machine Operators sanctioned from time to time for the Office of the Registrar, High Court, Madras.

2. Constitution :-

The post shall constitute a separate category in Division II of the said service.

3. Appointment :-

Appointment to the post shall be made as follows :-

i) By direct recruitment; or

ii) By transfer from categories 5 and 6 of Section I of Division III or categories 1 and 2 of Section II of Division III in the same service; or

iii) By recruitment by transfer from any other service.

4. Appointing Authority :- The appointing authority for the said post shall be the Registrar, High Court, Madras.

5 Qualifications :- (a) Age -- (1) No person shall be eligible for appointment to the post by direct recruitment, if he has completed 28 years of age;

Provided that a person who is a member of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Backward Classes shall be eligible for appointment by direct recruitment if he has not completed thirty-three years of age on the date of recruitment.

2. No person shall be eligible for appointment to the said post by direct recruitment unless he satisfies the appointing authority --

(i) that he is of sound health, active habits and free from any bodily defect or infirmity, rendering him unfit for the service;

(ii) that his character and antecedents are such as to qualify him of the service;

(b) Other Qualifications :- No person shall be eligible for appointment either by direct recruitment or by recruitment by transfer from any other service, unless he possesses the following qualifications, namely :-

(i) B.A., or B.Sc, or B.Com Degree of a University in the Indian Union; and

(ii) Practical experience for a period of not less than one year in the operation of Xerograph machine.

6. Reservation of appointments :- The rule relating to reservation of appointments (General Rule 22) shall apply for appointment to the post by direct recruitment.

7. Probation :- Every person appointed to the post by direct recruitment shall, from the date on which he joins duty, be on probation for a total period of two years on duty within a continuous period of three years.

8. Pay :- There shall be paid to the holder of the post a monthly pay calculated in the scale of Rs.280-5-320-10-450 (Now in time scale pay of Rs.505-10-555-15-615-20-795-25-845)

JUDICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

HIGH COURT, MADRAS.

REVISION OF SCALES OF PAY RULE FOR MADRAS HIGH COURT SERVICE.

(Including erstwhile Official Assignee Service merged with Madras High Court Service.)

(Roc No.1915A/97-G2)

No. SROC-8/98.

In exercise of the Powers conferred by Article 229 of the Constitution of India and all other powers, the Honourable The Chief Justice, High Court, Madras is hereby pleased to issue the following rule for the fixation of Pay in respect of the members of the High Court Service (including the erstwhile Official Assignee Service merged with High Court Service) :-

RULE.

Consequent on the recommendation of the Official Committee and the orders contained in G.O. Ms. No.162, Finance (PC) Department, dated 13th April, 1998 revising the scales of Pay in the other services in the State, The Honourable The Chief Justice, with the prior approval of the Governor of Tamil Nadu contained in G.O. Ms. No.805, Home (Cts V) Department, dated 19th June, 1998, is pleased to revise and fix the scales of Pay as specified in the annexure hereunder to the various posts in the Madras High Court Service (including the erstwhile Official Assignee Service merged with the Madras High Court Service.)

The scales of pay specified in annexure will take effect from 1st January, 1996. The Tamil Nadu Revised Scale of Pay Rule, 1998 notified in G.O. Ms. No.162, Finance (PC) Department, dated 13th April 1998 and amendments issued by the Government, subsequently in this regard shall be applicable to the members of the High Court Service (including the erstwhile Official Assignee

Service merged with the Madras High Court Service) in the matter of fixation of their pay.

The Provision regarding the matters like Selection Grade/Special Grade, Special Pay and Special Allowances for certain posts, Dearness Allowances, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance and other allowances shall be as prescribed in G.O. Ms. No.162, Finance (PC) Department, 13th April, 1998 read with G.O. Ms. No.805, Home (Cts V) Department, dated 19th June, 1998 in respect of Officers and Staff of the High Court Service (including Erstwhile Official Assignee Service merged with Madras High Court Service.)

These rules shall apply to the Officers and staff of the High Court Service (including the Erstwhile Official Assignee Service merged with Madras High Court Service.)

The option as indicated in rule 7 of the Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 1998 shall be exercised within three months from the date of these rules.

ANNEXURE.

1. Registrars.

(a) District Judge (Supertime Scale) 16,400-450-20,000

(b) District Judge or promoted from the High Court Service. 15,000-400-18,600.

2. Additional Registrars. 15,000-400-18,600.

3. Official Assignee. 15,000-400-18,600.

4. Master. 14,300-*400-18,300.

5. Deputy Registrar. 12,000-375-16,500 plus Special Pay of Rs. 150 per mensem.

6. Private Secretary to the Hon'ble 12,000-375-16,500 plus The Chief Justice in the cadre of  Special   Pay of Rs.150 Deputy Registrar. per mensem.

7. Official Referee. 12,000-375-16,500.

8. Special Officer(Grouping) 12,000-375-16,500. (in the cadre of Official Referee.)

9. Deputy Official Assignee. 12,000-375-16,500.

10. Assistant Registrar. 10,000-325-15,200.

11. Sub Assistant Registrar. 9,100-275-14,050.

12. Librarian. 9,100-275-14,050.

13. Interpreter. (Tamil, Telugu, 6,500-200-11,100 plus Gujarathi, Urudhu and French) Special Allowance of Rs. 100 per mensem.

* Erratum ROC No. 1915 A/97-G2.

14. Section Officer/Appeal Examiner/ 6,500-200-11,100 plus Court Fee Examiner, Court Special Allowance of Officer, Nazir in the cadre of Rs. 100/- per mensem. Section Officer.

15. Personal Assistant to the Hon'ble 6,500-200-11,100 plus Judges and Personal Assistant to Special Pay of Rs.200 the Honourable the Chief Justice. per mensem to the Personal Assistant to the Honourable the Chief Justice and Rs.100 per mensem to the Personal Assistant to the Honourable Puisne Judges.

16. Technical Assistant to Librarian. 5,900-200-9,900.

17. Assistant Section Officers incl- 5,500-175-9,000 including Translators and Assistant Court Fee Examiner.

18. Overseer. 5,500-175-9,000.

19. Sergeant. 4,000-100-6,000.

20. Steno Typist (A.S.O. Grade) 5,500-175-9,000 plus usual Special Pay.

21. Assistant. 3,625-85-4,900.

22. Telephone Operator. 3,200-85-4,900 plus Special Pay of Rs. 25/- per mensem

23.(a) Typist 3,200-85-4,900 plus usual Special Pay.

(b) Senior Typist. 5,000-150-8,000 plus usual Special Pay.

24. U.D. Steno Typist. 4,000-100-6,000 plus usual Special Pay.

25. (a) Steno Typist (3 posts) 3,200-85-4,900 plus usual Special Pay.

(b) Steno Typist-1 post 4,000-100-6,000 (Santioned in G.O. Ms. No. 783, Home dated 29/5/1995 for Public Interest Litigation Cell.)

26. Van Driver/Staff Car Driver. 3,200-85-4,900 plus Special Pay of Rs.20/- per mensem.

27. Head Bailiff. 4,000-100-6,000.

28. Chief Photostat Operator. 3,050-75-3,950-80-4,590

29. Court Keeper. 3,050-75-3,950-80-4,590

30. Telex Operator. 3,200-85-4,900 plus Special Pay of Rs.35/-

       per mensem.

31. Reader, Examiner including 3,200-85-4,900. Proof Reader.

32. Copyist. 3,200-85-4,900 plus usual Spl. Pay

33. Junior Bailiff. 2,750-70-3,800-75-4,400

34. Binder. 2,650-70-3,300-70-4,000

35. Assistant Photostat Operator. 2,650-65-3,300-70-4,000

36. Jamedar. 2,650-65-3,300-70-4,000

37. Gollah. 2,650-65-3,300-70-4,000

38. Xerox Operator. 2,650-65-3,300-70-4,000

39. Record Clerk. 2,610-60-3,150-65-3,540

40. Lift Operator. 2,610-60-3,150-65-3,540 plus Special Pay of Rs.10 per mensem.

41. Duffadar. 2,610-60-3,150-65-3,540 plus Special Pay of Rs.10 per mensem.

42. Watch and Ward. 2,610-60-3,150-65-3,540

43.Office Assistant including 2,550-55-2,660-60-3,200 Chobdar, Scavenger, Sweeper, Watchman and Gardener.

Tamil Law Journal :

44. Chief Editor. 15,000-400-18,600.

45. Associate Editor. 12,000-375-16,500.

46. Assistant Editor. 9,100-275-14,050.

Vigilance Cell :-

47. Special Officer. 15,000-400-18,600 (If District Judge is posted.) 16,400-450- 20,000. (If District Judge (Supertime Scale) is posted.

Deputation Posts :-

48. Additional Superintendent As applicable in their of Police. parent Department.

49. Inspector of Police. Do.

50. Head Constable. Do.

51. Police Constable, Grade II. As applicable in their parent Department.

52. Special Branch Assistant. Do.

53. Senior Accounts Officer Do (on deputation from Treasuries and

Accounts Department.

The Madras High Court Service Rules are being amended to change the nomenclature of Steno-Typist and also to include the `Senior Typist' post in the High Court Service Rules.

High Court of Madras. MALAI SUBRAMANIAN,

25th June, 1998. REGISTRAR.

P R O C E E D I N G S

Sub :- Establishment - High Court, Madras - Sanction of Special Pay to the post of Copyist - Clarification issued by the Government - Made Applicable to the Madras High Court Service Orders - issued.

Ref :- 1. G.O.Ms. No.903, Home (Cts.V) Department, dated 9/8/94.

2. Government Letter No.113061/Cts.V/95-25, Home(Cts.V)

Department, dated 31/12/97. ORDER :- R.O.C. No.1915-A/97-G2,

DATED : 19/2/99.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 229 of the Constitution of India The Honourable The Chief Justice, High Court, Madras is pleased to issue the following orders with regard to the eligibility of Special Pay to the post of Copyist in the Madras High Court Service :-

The Government in the G.O. first cited have revised the scale of pay of the post of Copyist to that of Typist from Rs. 825-1200 to Rs. 975-1660 w.e.f. 15/9/93. Subsequently, the Government in their letter No. 113061/Cts.V/95-25 Home, dated 31/12/97 have issued certain clarifications in respect of the post of Copyists in the Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service. Among other things, the Government, in the said letter, have clarified that the Copyists are eligible for Special Pay according to their Technical Qualification on par with that of Typists in addition to Special Allowance given for the Typewriting Machines until they are provided with typewriting machines by the Government.

The Government in the said letter (among other things) have issued the following clarification :-

Whether the Copyists are eligible for Special Pay on par with that of Typists in addition to Special Allowance given for the Typewriting Machines

The Copyists are eligible for Special Pay according to their Technical Qualification on par with that of Typists in addition to Special Allowance given for the Typewriting machines until they are provided with typewriting machines by the Government.

Inasmuch as the Government in G.O.Ms. No.903, Home (Cts.V) Department, dated 9/8/94 have revised the scale of pay of Copyist from Rs. 825-1200 to 975-1660 with effect from 15/9/93, the Copyist of High Court, Madras are eligible for Special Pay too with effect from 15/9/93.

The aforesaid clarification of the Government in their letter No. 1306/Cts.V/95-25 Home dated 31/12/97 is made applicable to the post of copyist in Madras High Court Service.

HIGH COURT, MADRAS. REGISTRAR.

R.O.C. No. 4233-A/98/C1.

The above mentioned R.O.C. amendments shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 1/6/1988.

Provided that the existing Steno-typist in "Assistant Section Officer Grade" is not affected by these amendments and also further provided that the monetary benefit to the newly upgraded posts will be from the date of actual appointment to those post (except Personal Clerk.)