Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2013

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 27th October, 2013

G.S.R. 263 :-In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2013.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922 in rule 29, for clause (2), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely :-

“(2) If a Government servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower scale, the authority ordering the reduction shall specify –

(a) the period for which the reduction shall be effective; and

(b) whether, on restoration, the period of reduction shall operate to postpone future increments and, if so, to what extent.

(3) The Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher service, grade or post on his restoration to the service, grade or post from which he was reduced”.

[F. No. 6/2/2013-Estt. (Pay-1)]


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