THE INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (REGULATION OF SENIORITY) RULES, 1997.
(1)These rules may be called the Indian Forest Service (Regulation of Seniority) Rules, 1997.
(2) They shall come into force with effect from the first day of January, 1998.
2. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:
3. Assignment of Year of allotment.- (1)Every officer shall be assigned a year of allotment in accordance with the provisions hereinafter contained in these rules.
(2) The year of allotment of an officer in service at the commencement of these rules shall be the same as has been assigned to him or may be assigned to him by the Central Government in accordance with the rules, orders and instructions in force immediately before the commencement of these rules.(3) The year of allotment of an officer appointed to the service after the commencement of these rules shall be as follows:-
Provided that if a direct recruit officer is permitted to join probationery training under Sub-rule (1) of Rule 6 of the Indian Forest Service (Probation) Rules, 1968 with the direct recruit officers of subsequent year of allotment, then he shall be assigned that subsequent year as the year of allotment.
Explanation: For the purpose of calculation of the weightage under this clause, the fractions, if any, are to be ignored.
Provided that he shall not be assigned a year of allotment earlier than the year of allotment assigned to an officer senior to him in that select list or appointed to the service on the basis of an earlier select list.
The inter-se seniority of the officers appointed to the service shall be in the following order and in each category the inter-se seniority shall be determined in the following manner:-
Provided that if the date of appointment of more than one officer is the same, their inter-se seniority shall be in the order in which their names are arranged in the Select List on the date of appointment to the Service.
5. Gradation List.- There shall be prepared every year for each State Cadre and Joint Cadre a gradation List consisting of the names of all officers borne on that Cadre arranged in order of seniority.
If a direct recruit officer is transferred from one cadre to another in public interest, his year of allotment shall remain unchanged and his inter-se position among the direct recruits having the same year of allotment in the cadre to which he is transferred shall remain the same as determined in accordance with rule 11 of the Indian Forest Service (Probation) Rules, 1968.If a promotee officer is transferred from one cadre to another in public interest, his year of allotment shall remain unchanged and he shall be ranked inter-se with promotee officers having the same year of allotment in the cadre to which he is transferred with reference to the date on the basis of which he was assigned the year of allotment under these rules.If an officer is transferred from one cadre to another at his request, he shall be assigned a postion in the gradation list of the cadre to which he is transferred below all the officers of his category borne on that cadre who have the same year of allotment.Provided that in the case of a direct recruit officer transferred from one cadre to another at his request, his seniority in the list prepared under rule 11 of the Indian Forest Service (Probation) Rules, 1968 shall remain unaffected for the purpose of the said list.
8. Repeal and Savings:- (1)The Indian Forest Service (Regulation of Seniority) Rules, 1968 in force immediately before the commencement of these rules are hereby repealed.
Provided that any order made or action taken under the rules so repealed shall be deemed to have been made or taken under the corresponding provisions of these rules.