Haryana government today said it has repealed Punjab Civil Services Rules framed in 1953 and has prepared Haryana Civil Services Rules which would be applicable to all its employees. According to these rules, now every employee would be confirmed on the post of his first posting subject to satisfactory completion of probation period, irrespective of the fact whether the permanent post is available or not. Also, all male government employees would be eligible to take paternity leave for 15 days. Finance minister Capt Abhimanyu said paternity leave would be admissible to the male government employees with less than two surviving children during the confinement of his wife or on valid adoption of a child of less than one year of age. According to the new Haryana Civil Services Rules, existing employees working on ex-cadre post in any other department or government would have to exercise an option that in which cadre or post they want to remain.
No protection of pay would be admissible on appointment from higher to lower post on whatsoever reason, he said in an official release. Number of days of hospital leave admissible to Group D or Group C employees whose duties are to handle the dangerous machinery or explosive material has been changed from 120 to 730 days on the Central pattern. In case of transfer in public interest, Composite Transfer Grant of Rs 2,000 or above would be admissible. Apart from this, all employees would be entitled to avail withdrawal from GPF for purchase of car irrespective of their pay. The amount of GPF withdrawal for second house has been enhanced from 50 per cent to 75 per cent of the balance amount, he said. Pensionary benefits to the family of disappeared employee would be admissible after six months instead of one year from the date of lodging FIR.
Definition of family for the purpose of family pension has been changed on the central pattern. If a dependent son gets married below the age of 25 years, he would not be an eligible member of family for the purpose of family pension. Eligible children include children adopted legally, widow or divorced daughter. Only a legally married lady would be considered as wife of a dead government employee.
Divorce declared by panchayats or social organisations would not be accepted as legal divorce, he said. Rate of pension contribution has been simplified and on the basis of length of service, it has been revised to 10 per cent, 15 per cent and 20 per cent. Apart from this, rate of deputation allowance in case of transfer on deputation to other government has been revised on the central pattern. According to these rules, in case of suspension, the aubsistence allowance can now be revised after every six months.