In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India and of all other powers hereunto enabling and in supersession of the Andhra Pradesh Judicial Ministerial Service Rules, 2003, in its application to the State of Telangana issued in G.O.Ms.No.129, Law (L.A. & JHome-Courts-D), 12th November 2003 and subsequent amendments issued thereto from time to time, the Governor of Telangana hereby makes the following Special Rules for the Telangana Judicial Ministerial and Subordinate Services :-
SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT:-
These rules may be called “the Telangana Judicial Ministerial and Subordinate Service Rules, 2018.”
They shall apply to the holders of all posts whether temporary or permanent, in the service appointed thereto either under Andhra Pradesh Judicial Ministerial Service Rules, 2003 or under Andhra Pradesh Last Grade Service Rules or Andhra Pradesh General Subordinate Service Rules before, on or after these Rules cameinto force except to the extent otherwise expressly provided:-
By or under any law for the time being in the force or
In respect of any member of the service under a contract or agreement subsisting between such member and the State Government.
For the purpose of these rules:-
- “Aboriginal Tribes” means the communities defined as such in the Telangana State and Subordinate Service Rules for the time being in force.
- “Appointed to the Service” means a person is said to be appointed to the service when, in accordance with these rules or in accordance with the rules applicable at the time, as the case may be, he discharges for the first time the duties of a post borne on the cadre of the service or commences probation, instruction or training prescribed for the members thereof.
Explanation: The appointment of a person holding a post borne on the cadre of another service to hold additional charge of a post borne on the cadre of this service or to discharge the current duties thereof does not amount to appointment to this service:
“Approved candidate,” means a candidate whose name appears in an authoritative list of candidates approved for appointment to the service or a category thereof.
“Approved probationer in the service or a category thereof” means a member of the service or category who has satisfactorily completed his/her probation and awaits appointment as a full member of the service or category, as the case may be.
“Conversion” means appointment of a member of the service from one category to another or from one post to another carrying the same scale of pay.
“Duty”: A person is said to be “on duty” as a member of the service :-
When he/she is performing the duties of a post borne on the cadre of the service or undergoing probation:
When he/she is on joining time; or
When he/she is absent from duty on training or deputation by the Department during vacation or on authorized holidays or on leave taken in accordance with the instructions regulating such leave issued by the State Government having been on duty immediately before and immediately after such absence.
“Full Member” of the service means a member of the service who has been appointed substantively to a permanent post borne on the cadre thereof.
“Member of the Service” means a person who has been appointed to the service and who has not retired or resigned, been removed or dismissed, been substantively transferred or reduced to another service or been discharged otherwise than for want of a vacancy. He/She may be a probationer, an approved probationer or a full member of the service.
“Minimum general educational qualification” means the qualification prescribed in the Schedule to the Telangana State and Subordinate Service Rules for the time being in force.
“Probationer” means a member of the service whose services are regularized and placed on probation.
“Promotion” means the appointment of a member of any category of the service to a higher category of the service carrying higher scale of pay.
“Recruited direct” – A candidate is said to be “recruited direct” to the service when in case his/her first appointment thereto is made by the Unit Officer, on the date of notification inviting applications for the recruitment, and in any other case at the time of his/her first appointment thereto, he/she is not in the service of the Government of India or the Government of a State.
Provided that for the purposes of this definition a person shall be deemed to be not in the service of the Government of India or the Government of a State:
If a period of five years has elapsed since his/her first appointment to a service under the Government of India or the Government of a State; or
If he/she is a practicing member of the Bar, although holding an office under the Government, or
If he/she holds a post, the conditions of service of the holder of which have been declared to be a matter not suitable for regulation by rule, or
If he/she belongs to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Backward Classes.
m) “Recruited by transfer” a candidate is said to be recruited by transfer to the Service,
if at the time of his/her first appointment thereto, he/she is either a full member or an approved probationer in any other service, the rules for which prescribe a period of probation for members thereof; or
in case at the time of his/her first appointment thereto he/she is the holder of a post which has been included in another service but for which no probation has been prescribed, if he/she has put in that post satisfactory service or a total period of two years within a continuous period of three years.
“Regular appointment” means the appointment made by the authorities concerned in accordance with the rules or orders in force governing the respective posts.
“Scheduled Castes” means the communities defined as such in the Telangana State and Subordinate Service Rules for the time being in force.
“Scheduled Tribes” means the communities defined as such in the Telangana State and Subordinate Service Rules for the time being in force.
“Service” means a group of persons classified as the Telangana Judicial Ministerial and Subordinate Service.
“Ministerial Service” means the Group of posts from Category 1 (Chef Administrative Officer) to Category 12 (Copyist) of these Rules.
“Subordinate Service” means the Group of posts from Category 13 to Category 17 which posts comes under the categories mentioned in T.S. General Subordinate Service Rules and T.S. Last Grade Service Rules.
Note.1:- The age of superannuation for all the categories is as per the State Public Employment (Regulation of Age of Superannuation) Act, 1984.
Note. 2 :- where the context so requires “Service” means the period during which a person holds a post in accordance with these rules except Rule 27 or a lien on a post or is a member of a service as above defined.
The “Unit” means each individual Revenue District existing as on 01-10-2016 but in the case of Hyderabad City, the area falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Court of Chief Judge, City Civil Court, the area falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Court of Chief Judge, City Small Causes Court, the area falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Court of Metropolitan Sessions Judge, Hyderabad and the area falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Court of Principal Special Judge for CBI cases at Hyderabad for adjudication of matters of CBI Cases, Court of SPE & ACB Cases at Hyderabad, Court of Essential Commodities Act Cases at Hyderabad, Court of Economic Offences cases at Hyderabad, Court of Cases on Fraudulent drawals and misappropriation of Scholarship Amounts in Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare and Backward Classes Departments at Hyderabad
The “Unit Head” means the Principal District & Sessions Judge in the Districts existing as on 01-10-2016 and in the case of Hyderabad city, the Chief Judge, City Civil Court, the Chief Judge, City Small Causes Court, and the Metropolitan Sessions Judge and the Principal Special Judge for CBI cases, Hyderabad.
Pay, Allowances, Leave, Leave Salary, Pension and other condition of service: – The Telangana Civil Service (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1991, the rules regulating the pay of the services, the TCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, the Fundamental Rules, the Telangana Leave Rules and the Pension Rules and the rules applicable to the Government servants for the time being in force shall, insofar as they may be applicable and except to the extent expressly provided in these rules, govern members of this service in the matter of their pay, allowances, leave, leave salary, pension and other conditions of service:
Where any such member has selected to be governed by the provisions of the Civil Service Regulations, those provisions shall apply to him/her;
Save as otherwise expressly provided in these rules, nothing contained in this rule shall affect the operation of the provisions of Article 526 of the Civil Service Regulations relating to the fixation of a member of a service who is in receipt of a military pension;
Cadres:- The permanent cadre of each category in each unit shall be determined by the State Government as suggested by and with the concurrence of the High Court.
Constitution: The service shall consist of the following category of posts.
Category-1: Chief Administrative Officers: (formerly designated as Administrative Officer).
Category-2: Senior Superintendents (formerly designated as Head Clerk, District Court, Additional District Courts, Sheristadar of Sub-Courts and Central
Nazir of District Courts)
Category-3: Superintendents (formerly designated as Translators, Head Clerks of Munsif Courts, U.D. Record Keepers of District Courts and Copying Superintendent).
Category-4: Stenographers Grade-I. (Restructured category of Personal Assistant)
Category-5: Stenographers Grade-II (Restructured category of Personal Assistant)
Category-6: Stenographers Grade III (Restructured category of
Category-7: Senior Assistants (formerly designated as Upper Division Clerk)
Category-8: Junior Assistants (formerly designated as L.D.Clerk)
Category- 9: Typists
Category -10: Field Assistants (formerly designated as Bailiffs/ Amins)
Category- 11: Examiners
Category-13: Senior Drivers (Light Vehicle).
Category-14: Drivers (Light Vehicle)
Category-15: (a) Record Assistants.
- Roneo Duplicator Operators
- Lift Operators.
Category-16: Process Servers.
Category-17: Office Subordinates/Attenders.
Note : – The posts in categories 1 to 5 and 7 above are selection posts, promotion to which shall be made on the basis of seniority-cum-merit.