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Amendment of Clause (2) of Fundamental Rules 29 – Penalty to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower time scale

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F.No.6/2/2013-Estt. (Pay-I) – 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
New Delhi, the 10th December, 2013 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Sub: Notification for amendment of clause (2) of FR 29 

The undersigned is directed to say that the FR 29(2) provided that if a Government servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower time scale, the authority ordering the reduction may or may not specify, the period for which the reduction shall be effective. The Rule 11(vi) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 relating to this penalty was earlier amended vide the Notification No. F.11012/2/2005-Estt (A) dated the 2″ February, 2010. Vide the Notification No.G.S.R. 263 dated 27 th October, 2013 published in the Gazette of India the FR 29(2) has now been amended, in line with the amended CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, as follows: 
“(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”.

2. All the Ministries / Departments are requested to bring the contents of the aforementioned amendment to the notice of all concerned for information and compliance. 
3. Any existing provisions in Disciplinary Rules not in consonance with the above may be amended so that they are not in conflict with the Fundamental Rules. 

Encl: As above

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(Mukesh Chaturvedi) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India 
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