Master Circular on Probation-Confirmation: Mandatory Induction Training
PERIOD OF PROBATION
MANDATORY INDUCTION TRAINING
9. In all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of at least two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite, for completion of probation. The syllabus for the training may be prescribed by the Cadre authorities in consultation with the Training Division of DOPT.
The recruitment rules for all posts, wherever such a provision does not already exist, may be amended to provide for such mandatory training. Till such time as the Recruitment Rules are amended, a clause on the above lines may be included in the offer of appointment.
PERIOD OF PROBATION
10. The period of probation is prescribed for Government on the following lines:
|S.No.||Method of appointment||Period of Probation|
|1.||Promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts e.g from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘C||No Probation|
|2.||Promotion from one Group to another e.g. Group ‘B’ to Group ‘A ‘||The Period of Probation prescribed for the direct recruitment to the higher post. If no period is prescribed then it should be 2 years.|
|3.|| (i) For direct recruitment to posts except clause (ii) below
(ii) For direct recruitment to posts carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 7600 or above or to the posts to which the maximum age limit is 35 years or above and where no training is involved Note: Training includes ‘on the job’ or ‘Institution training’
|4.||Officers re-employed before the age of superannuation||2 Years|
|5.||Appointment on contract basis, tenure basis, re -employment after superannuation and absorption||No Probation.|
(A) DIRECT RECRUITMENT TO ANOTHER POST IN SAME OR DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT
If a Government servant is appointed to another post by direct recruitment either in the same department or a different department, it may be necessary to consider him for confirmation in the new post in which he has been appointed by direct recruitment irrespective of the fact that the officer was holding the earlier post on a substantive basis.
Further confirmation in the new entry grade becomes necessary because the new post may not be in the same line or discipline as the old post in which he has been confirmed and the fact that he was considered suitable for continuance in the old post (which was the basis for his confirmation in that post) would not automatically make him suitable for continuance or confirmation in the new post, the job requirements of which may be quire different from those of the old post.
(i) Persons who are inducted into a new service through promotion shall also be placed on probation. There shall be no probation on promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts, except when the promotion Involves a change in the Group of posts in the same service, e.g., promotion from Group ‘B’ 10 Group ‘N in which case the probation would be for the prescribed period.
(ii) Consequent upon the decision of delinking confirmation from the availability of permanent posts it was also decided that if the recruitment rules do not prescribe any probation, an officer appointed/promoted on regular basis (after following the prescribed DPC procedure, etc.) have all the benefits that a person confirmed in that grade would have.