Andhra Pradesh Last Grade Service Rules - 1992
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(G. O. Ms. No. 565, G.A.D. (Ser, B), Dated : 24-10-1992)
In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to the Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes following Special Rules in supressions of trhe existing rules issued in the G.O. Ms. No. 580, General Administration (Rules) Department, Dated 15-05-1961.
1. Short Title :- These rules shall be called the Andhra Pradesh Last Grade Service Rules, 1992.
2. Constitution :- The service shall consist of the following categories of Posts : namely :-
Category 1 :- (a) Jamedar, (b) Jamedar Sweeper / Jamedar Scavenger, (c) Head Mali / Head Malan, (d) Daroga / Head Chowkidar / Head Watchman.
Category 2 :- (a) Attenders.
Attenders Warden/Peon-Warden in the Prisons Department.
Attenders of Oil Extraction in Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy Attendant.
Assistant Record Keeper in Medical Education /Health and Welfare Department.
Battery Transport Attenders in Information & Public Relations & Tourism Departments.
Daffedars.
Dalayats.
Daffedars, Jamedars and other Government Servants in the scale of pay of Attenders in the Judicial Department (See below).
Daftari in the scale of pay of Attenders.
Doctor Boy.
Herb Collector in the Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy Department.
Junior Attendant,
Kamagars (Knitting) Medical Education Department/Knitting men.
Maistries.
Museum Attenders (formerly designated as Museum Curator in the Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy.
Museum Attendant in Medical Education Department.
Office Boy.
Opthalmic Assistant,
Process Servers / Process Amins,
Sub0Jail Warders in the scale of pay of Attenders,
Store Attendant in the General Administration Department, Telephone Attendant, Depot Helper, Lab Attender,
Daftadar in the Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy Department, Jawans not included in any other Special Rules.
Switch Board Operator in the Tourism Department.
Stage Technician in Information and Public Relations Department - Telephone Messenger.
(b) Attenders in the Office of the Non-ISF Record, Hyderabad.
Category 3 :-
Watchman,
Attender-cum-Watchman,
Chowkidars,
Gatekeeper,
Gate Peon,
Gate Porter,
Gateman,
Gurkha Watchman,
Hawaldar,
Mali-cum-Watchman,
Monument Attendant,
Night Watchman / Day Watchman,
Night Guard,
Office Watcher,
Treasury Guard,
Tappal Watcher,
Watchman-cum-Pump Driver in Tourism Department.
Category 4 :-
Auto-Rickshaw Driver in the Scale of Pay of Attender.
Category 5 :-
Cycle Orderly in the scale of pay of Attender.
Category 6 :-
Ambulande Cleaner,
Attender-cum-Cleaner,
Lorry Cleaner,
Motor Cleaner,
Truck Cleaner : and
Van Cleaner
Category 7 :-
Helper,
Chainman in the Settlement, Survey and Land Records and Agriculture Department and Town Planning Department.
Female Attendants in the Prisons Department,
Followers in the Police Department,
Lascars including Test Lascars,
Masalchi,
Packer,
Store Mazdoor in teh Department of Industries,
Tent Tindals,
Ward Boy in t he Prisons Department,
Games Boy,
Mates in the Tourism Department,
Nurses, Class Room Attendant,
Plant Helper,
Stewards,
Workshop Boy in Medical Education Department,
Gas Plant Attendant in Medical Education Department,
Category 8 :-
Sweeper including Sweeper-cum-Scavenger and Head Sweeper,
Scavenger including Scavenger-cum- Sweeper,
Scavenger-cum-Thoti,
Sweeper-cum-Gardener in the Tourism Department,
Thotis,
Bhooi,
Cleaner Attendant,
Wash tub Attendant,
Washer Attendant,
Cart Driver in Women Development, Child Welfare and Labour Department,
Drainage Cleaner,
Drainage Coolie,
Dusting Women,
Dispensary Servants,
Gangman,
Head Sweeper,
Kamatees / Kamatons,
Masalchies,
Mortuary Attendant in the Medical Education and Health and Family Welfare Department,
Post-Mortem Attendant / Post-Mortem Boy in the Medical Education / Health and Family Welfare Department,
Post-Mortem Attendant and Animal Attendant in the Animal Husbandary Department,
Waqtchman-cum-Scavenger / Watchman-cum-Sweeper,
Category 9 :-
Cooks, Butler,
Assistant Butlers,
Bearer-cum-Cook,
Cookmate,
Kitchen Boy / Kitchen Attendant,
Lachi / Lachan in the Medical Education and Health and Family Welfare Department,
Mattee / Maiten / Maitee Boy,
Nurses Quarter Table Attendant,
Room Boy,
Suppliers in the Technical Education Department,
Servant Girls,
Table Boy / Table Women / Table Servant.
CAtegory 10 :-
Head Farash,
Farash,
Dog Boy in the Police Department,
Lab Picker of Civil Supplies Department,
Hamalies,
Mutchies,
Animal Attendant,
Animal Caretaker and Animal Keeper,
Ayas,
Chenchu Headman in Nallamalai Forest Area comprising Kurnoo, Nandyal, Atmakur in Kurnool District and Giddalur Division Prakasam District,
Conductress,
Dog Attender,
Cattle Attender,
Fireman,
Farm Hand in Woman Development. Child Welfare Department,
Floor Mill Operator including Grinding Women in Medical Education Gas House Cleaner, Handler,
Khalasi,
Women Servant,
Waterman / Water Woman / Water Boy:
Worker including Mazdoor in the scale of pay of Attenders,
Cobbler,
Washerman in Excise Department,
Linon Room Attendant,
Milk Vendor, Shephered, Bullman & Flockman, Grade-II in the Animal Husbandary Department,
Draft Attendant,
Category 11 :-
Gardener,
Malan,
Mali,
Mali, Malan of Herbal Gardens in Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy Department,
Category 12 :-
Other posts by whatever designations known, in the scale of pay of Attenders and with qualifications for direct recruitment prescibed as pass in VII Class or below and not included in any other Special Rules.
Note 1 :- For purpose of appointment, promotion, probation, seniority, discharge for want of vacancies and re-appointment, postings and tranfers and appointment as full members or for confirmation, every post or group of posts in any category bearing a distinct designation, shall be deemed to constitute a separate category.
Note 2 :- The posts with any of the designations mentioned in these rules but included in any other Special Rules shall be governed by the relevant Special Rules in which such other posts are included.
Note 3 :- Apointment to the posts of Process Servers. I Grade in the Judicial Department shall be made only by promotion from Process Servers. II Grade, in the Department,.
3. (a) Applicability of General Rules :- The Andhra Pradesh State and Subordinate Services Rules shall apply to the service except to the extent different provisions are made in these rules. (b) Scope of the Rules :- These rules shall not apply to the posts borne on the Contingent Establishment.
4. Method of appointment :- Subject to the other provisions in these rules, the method of appointment to the several categories shall be made as folows :-
1. (a) Jamedar
By promotion from Category 2(a) or 2(b) as the case may be.
-- (b) Jamedar Sweeper / Jamedars,
By promotion from Category - 8.
-- (c) Head Mali / Head Malan , By promotion from Category - 11.
-- (d) Daroga / Head Chowkidar / Head Watchman. By promotion from Category - 3.
2. (a) Attender and other posts listed in the Category 2(a),
  1. By direct recruitment. OR
  2. If any person in Category 2(b) or Category 3 to 12 possess the qualifications prescribed for direct recruitment for appointment to the posts in Category 2(a) and are willing for transfer, by transfer of such personnel.
-- (b) Attender in the O/o the Non-ISF Records, Hyd.
  1. By direct recruitment. Or
  2. If any person in Category 2(a) or Categories 2 to 12 possesses the qualifications presribed for direct recruitment for appointment to postin Category 2(b) and are willing for transfer, by transfer of such personnel.
3. to 12. (3)/(4)/(5)/(6)/(7)/(8)/(9)/(10)/(11)/(12).
By direct recruitment.
Note 1 :- All promotions and transfers indicated in the above shall be made within each unit of appointment :Provided mat notwithstanding anything contained in these rules preference shall be given to the ex-National Cadep Crops and Auxillary Cadet Corps Personnel in making appointments to the posts of Lascars and Attenders in the National Cadet Corps Offices.
Note 2 :- Appointment to the posts of Attenders, the qualified Villages Servants shall be given preference for such appointment by transfer in the District Revenue Establishment.
Note 3 :- All appointments to the Post of Watchman, in all the Woman Welfare institutions which are residential in nature shall be made by the women candidate only.
5. Qualifications :- (a) No person shall be eligible for appointment to the category specified in Column (1) of the Annexure-I by the method specified in the corresponding entry in Column (2) unless he possess the qualifications specified in the corresponding antry in Column (3) thereof. (b) No person shall be eligible for appointment to any Category in this service, unless he is able to read and write the language or one of the language of the District specified in Annexure II in which appointment is to be made.
6. Appointing Authority :- In the case of all posts, the appointing authority shall be the head of the office or instituution or the Gazettedofficer of a Departement exercising jurisdiciton over the District, as the case may be, and where the Head of the office or Institution has a Gazetted Officer dealing with Establishment matters, such Officer: Provided that in the case of Watchman, Gardener, Scavenger, Cleaner, Sweeper, Maitee, Mali and Malan in the District State Guest Houses at Vijayawada, Kurnool and Governor's Summer REsidence-cum-Circuit House of Waltair, the Appointing Authority shall be the District Collector concerned; Provided also that the District and SEssions Judge, concerned, Chief Judge City Civil Court, Hyderabad and the Chief City Megistrate, Hyderabad, as the case may be, shall be the appointing authority in respect of all the appointments to the posts in the Last Grade Service in all the respective Courts under their respective control.
7. Reservations of appointments:- (a) In selecting candidates for direct recruitment to the posts included in the service, the following principles shall be adopted :- (i) Posts of Sevikas, Ayas, Malans and Kamatons and other posts for which women alone are considered suitable, may be filled by woman only; (ii) In the matter of direct recruitment for appointment to the post of Sweeper for which women are better suited, they may be preferred. (b) In the matter of appointment to the posts of Chowkidars, Attenders Sub-Jail Warders, only men shall be appointed. (c) In the case of appoitments to the posts in the Secretariat and Offices of Heads of Departments to which the principle ofreservation of appointments applies, out of the fifty four vacacies meant for open competition one vacancy shall be reserved for direct recruitment of "Meritorious Sportsmen". (d) The appointments to the service in the Endowments Department, shall be made only from among persons professing the Hindu Religion.
8. Age :- Candidate for appointment by direct recruitment to any of the categories in the service, must not have completed 28 years of age and must have completed 18 years of age on the first day of July of the year in which the notification for selection is made; Provided that in the case of candidates released from bonded labour the maximum age limit shall be forty years; Provided further that in the case of direct recruitment to the categories of Watchman etc., in CAtegory (3), in the case of Ex-servicemen, the maximum age limit shall be as provided in the A.P. State and Subordinate Services Rules (General Rules); Provided also that the age limits aforsaid shall not apply in the case of appointment of any person transferred from a local body or municipal institution in consequence of the transfer of such local body / Institution to the control of State Government.
9. Minimum Service :- No person shall be eligible for appointment by transfer on promotion unless he has put in not less than three years of service in the category from which appointment by transfer or by promotion is made.
10. Probation :- (a) Every person appointed by direct recruitment to any of the posts, shall, from the date on which he commences probation, be on probation for a toatl period of two years on duty within continuous period of three years. (b).Every person appointed to any of the posts by promotion shall from the date on which he commences probation, be on probation for a total period of one year on duty within a continuous period of two years. (c) A person transferred from one post to another within a category or to a post included in another category in the service, shall not be required to be on probation again in that latter category.
11. Training :- Every member of the service, shall, whenever required by the appointing authority undergo training as Home Guard for a period of two years. The said training shall be restricted to places where the training facilities exist. Women who have atatined the age of 35 years are exempted from training in Home Guards.
12. Service in a category in different departments or offices to count for probation and seniority :- (a) Service rendered in a post included to any one of the categories in a Department or Office shall count for probation and seniority in regard to the same or another post in the same category whether in the same or another Department or Office. (b) The seniority of any member of the service who was re-employed after having been retrenched (by the erstwhile Government of Hyderabad or by the Government of Andhra Pradesh) owing to reduction of staff as a measure of economy shall ordinarily be determined in accordance with date of his absorption into the serviec; Provided that the inter-se-seniority of a member absorbed, into the same category of this service shall be determined; (i) In any case in which absorption of such members was made in consultation with any selecting authority in accordance with the order of merit or order of preference indicated by the said selecting authority; (ii) In any other case, in accordance with the total length of service in the same, equivalent or higher service, class of category or grade put in by such members prior to recruitment.
13. Unit of recruitment, appointment, discharge and re-appointment etc :- For purposes of recruitment, appointment, discharge for want of vacancy, seniority, promotion, transfer and appointment as full member, the unit of appointment for the categories for the categories covered by these rules shall be each of the Offices of the Heads of the Departments or Directories or an Office or group of Offices; or a District or a part of a District; or an Institution ro Office or a group of Institututions, or Offices within the District, In each Department, as many be specified by an order issued by the Head of the Department with the approved of the Government. Explanation :- For the purpose of this rule, all the Courts under the control of each of the District and Sessions Judge and the Chief Judge, City Civil Court and the Chief City Megistrate, as the case may be, shall be a separate unit.
14. Postings and Transfers :- (a) No member of the service shall be required to serve outside the unit of appointment in which he is appointed. (b) The appointing authority may transfer a person from one post to another, within a category, irrespective of teh functions attached to such posts for reasons to be recorded in writing. (c) All transfers and postings shall be made by the appointing authority; Provided that the powers conferred on the appointing authority by this sub-rule may be exercised also by the any quthority to whom the appointing authority is administratively subordinate. (d) All Inter Departmental transfers and postings of Local Grade service from the unit of one Appointing Authority to that of another unit in another Department shall be made by the Appointing Authority of the unit to which such Last Grade Servant belong with the consent of the Appointing Authority of the unit to which he is to be transferred, subject to limiting the inter-unit transfer to local cadres. Provided that transfers and postings from a local cadre to any Special Office or Establishment or State Level Office / Offices or Insititutions notified under the Andhra Pradesh Public Employment (Organisation of Local Cadres and Regulation of Direct Recruitment) Order, 1975 or to the Directorate or the Office of the Head of the Department or to Secretariat and vice versa shall be made by the concerned Head of the Department. Provided further that in respect of Regional Offices with territorial Jurisdiction over more than one District or more than one Zone and where such Offices constitute separate units of appointment in respect of certain categories, such categories of posts in offices can be filled by transfers of persons holding equivalent categories of posts in teh local cadres located within the area over which that office has territorial Jurisdiction over more than one District or more than one Zone and vice versa.
15. (a) Jamedars for Attendance on Ministries :- Ministries may select such persons, as are, in their opinion, suitable, for appointment as their Jamedars, from among Jamedar Sweepers, Jamedar Scavengers, Daffedars, and Attenders and other equivalent categories of the General Administration Department or other Department or Office and a person so selected shall not; by reason only or other Department or Office and a person so selected shall not, by reason only of his appointment under a Ministries be regarded as regularly appointed, nor shall such appointment confer on him any preferential claim for continuance in the category to which he is appointed, in the General Administration Department or such other department or office and a person so selected shall not, by reason only of his appointment under a Minster be regarded as regularly appointed, nor shall such appointment confer on him any preferential claim for continuance in the category to which he is appointed, in the General Administration Department or such other Department or office as the case may be, The number of persons so appointed shall not exceed, under each Minister, such number as may be specified by Government from time to time; Provided that whenever the service of such person may be reverted to the General Administration Department or such other respective Department or Office, as the case may be, without any reasons being assigned for such reversion. (b) Attenders and Sweepers for attendance on Ministers :- Ministers, may select such persons, as are, in opinion, suitable for appointment as their Attenders and their Sweepers but a person so selected shall not, by reason only of his appointment under a Minister, be regarded as appointed to the Service, not shall appointment confer on him any preferential claim for appointment to any service. The number of persons so appointed shall not exceed two Attenders and one Sweeper under each of the Ministers and teo attenders and two Sweepers under the Chief Minister. The services of such persons may be terminated at any time by the Minister concerned or Chief Minister as the case may be without any reasons being assigned for such termination. Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules regarding qualifications, special representation and medium of Employment Exchange, the Attenders and Sweepers who have been appointed under sub-rule (b) Rule 15 and have put in a minimum period offour year of continuous Service in the Peshies of Ministers / Chairperson of Planning and Development Committees shall be eligible for absorption as Attenders and Sweepers for regular appointment as such whenever vacancies arise in the Departments of Secretariat / Offices of Head of Departments. (c) Staff of the Government Whip :- The Government Whip may select such persons, as are, in his opinoin, suitable for appointment as his Attenders but a person so selected shall not be reason only of his appointment under the Government Whip, be regarded as appointed to the service, nor shall such appointment confer on him any preferential claim for appointment to the service. The service of such persons may be terminated at any time by the Government Whip concerned without any reasons being assigned for such termination.
16. Service counting for leave and pension in respect of persons transferred from a Local Body or Minicipal Institution :- (a) Any person transferred from a Local Body or Minicipal Institution in consequence of the transfer so such Institution to the control of the State Government shall not be entitled to count his previous service under any Local Body or Institution for pension, unless:- (i) Such service was rendered in a pensionable post, and pensionary contribution were being paid on his behalf by such local Body Intitution; or -(ii) Such person was subscribing to a provident fund maintanied by such Local Body/Institution; and (iii) Such Local Body/Institution agrees to contriibute its share of the pensionary benefits calculated according to the rule of proportion;and (iv) Such person agrees to forego the bonus earned by him in respect of his service under the Local Body/Intitution. (b) Any person transferred from a Local body or Municipal Intitution in conseqence of the transfer of such a Local Body / Institutoin to the control of the State Govt. Shall not be entitled to have to leave accout credited with the amount of leave, if any, earned by him prior to such appointment, unless the Local Body /Institution under whom he was employed agree to bear the entire leave salary for the period of the leave so earned, calculated on the average pay of such member at the time of his proceeding on leave.
17. Special provisions :- Direct recruitment means recruitment of suitable candidate throught the Employment Exchanges. If probationers or approved probationers are ousted from service for want of vacancy or retrenched, the appointing authority shall issue a certificate to that effect indicating the full particulars regarding the service, work and conduct and reasons for discharge of the person. Such probationer or approved probationer will be allotted for appointment in the unit in the vacancy that may be notified to the Employment Exchange. Where two or more such persons are available the senior-most in terms of length of service shall be allotted by the Employment Exchange.

 

ANNEXURE - I (See Rule 5(a))
Category
Method of Appointment
Qualifications
(1)
(2)
(3)
1. Attenders and other posts listed in Category-2 (A)

By any method specified

 

  1. Must have passed VII Class Examination.
  2. Must be able to ride a Bicycle.
2. Attenders in the O/o the non-ISF Records, Hyderabad
By any method specified
  1. Must have passed VII Class Examination with Urdu as a subject.
  2. Must be able to ride a Bicycle.
3. Watchman and other posts (Category 3)
By any method specified
  1. Must have passed V Class or its equivalent examination.
  2. Must be an Ex-Sevicemen or must have been trained in Civil Defence or as a Home Guard.
  3. Must be able to ride Bicycle.
4. Auto-rikshaw Driver in the scale of pay of Attender.
By any method specified
  1. Must be able to read and write Telugu and Urdu or English or Hindi;
  2. Must possess a current valid licnece issued by competent authority under the M.V. Act 1939, to drive an autorickshaw with experience of one year in driving an Autorickshaw.
5. Cycle Orderly in the scale of pay of Attender.
By any method specified
  1. Must have passed VII Class examination.
  2. Must be able to ride a Bicycle.
6. Ambulance Cleaner and other posts listed in Category 6.
By any method specified
  1. Must be able to read and write Telugu or Urdu or English or Hindi;
  2. Must possess experience as a Cleaner or Motor Vechcle for one year.
7. Helper and other posts listed in Category 7.
By any method specified
  1. Must be able to read and write Telugu or Urdu or English or Hindi.
8. Sweepers Scavengers and other posts listed in Category 8.
By any method specified
  1. Must be able to read and write Telugu or Urdu or English or Hindi.
9. Cooks and other posts listed in Category 9.
By any method specified
  1. Must be able to read and write Telugu or Urdu or English or Hindi.
  2. Must have experience for one year in the relevant vocation.
10. Farash and other posts listed in Category 10.
By any method specified
  1. Must be able to read and write Telugu or Urdu or English or Hindi.
  2. Must have experience for one year in the relevant vocation.
11. Mali, Malan and other posts listed in Category 11.
By any method specified
  1. Must be able to read and write Telugu or Urdu or English or Hindi.
  2. Must have experience for one year in the relevant vocation.
12. Other posts by whatever designations known in the scale of pay of Attenders and with qualifications for direct recruitment prescribed as a pass in VII Class or below and not included in any other Special Rules.
By any method specified

Depending on the functions and responsibilities of the post.

(a) (i) Must have passed VII Class examination & (ii) Must be able to ride Bicycle.

(b) (i) Must be able to read and write Telugu or Urdu or English or Hindi. & (ii) Must have experience for one year in the relevant vocation as may be required for the post.

ANNEXURE - II (See Rule 5(b))
District
Language
District
Language
Anantapur Telugu Vizianagaram Telugu
Chittoor Telugu and Tamil Hyderabad Telugu and Urdu
Cuddapah Telugu and Urdu Medak Telugu and Urdu
East Godavari Telugu Nizamabad Telugu and Urdu
Weast Godavari Telugu Warangal Telugu and Urdu
Guntur Telugu and Urdu Mahabubnagar Telugu and Urdu
Kurnool Telugu and Urdu Karimnagar Telugu and Urdu
Krishna Telugu Khammam Telugu and Urdu
Nellor Telugu Adilabad Telugu / Urdu or Marathi
Prakasam Telugu Nalgonda Telugu and Urdu
Srikakulam Telugu Rangareddy Telugu and Urdu
Visakhapatnam Telugu    
AD-HOC RULE TO CONSIDER VISUALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS, FOR THE POST OF ATTENDERS.
(G.O. Ms. No. 34, Gen., Admin., (Ser-B), Dept., Dated: 03-02-2003)
--- In exercise o the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India and all other powers hereunto enabling, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following Ad-hoc Rule, namely :-
AD-HOC RULE
--- "Notwithstanding any thing contained in the Andhra Pradesh Last Grade Service Rules, in the matter of Direct Recruitment to the posts of Attenders etc., in the Andhra Pradesh Last Grade Service to which VII CLass is prescribed as the basic qualification, the Visually Handicapped persons, who prosecuted higher Studies such as S.S.C. and above directly without the basic qualification of VII Class prescribed in the said rules, may be considered for appointment to the said posts without insisting for passing of VII Class, in the event of non availability of Visually Handicapped candidates with the basic educational qualifications prescribed for the siad posts in the Andhra Pradesh Last Grade Service Rules".
(By order and in the name of the Governor of A.P.)

Sathi Nair,

Chief Secretary to Government.

 

 

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