*The Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board(Class II) Service Rules, 1988




1. Short title and appointment -
(1) These rules may be called the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board (class II)2 [See Amendment] [See 3rd Amendment 2015]3Service Rules, 1988.[See Amendment]
(2) They shall apply to the posts specified in Appendix 'A'.
2. Definition -
In these rules unless the context otherwise requires ,-
(a) 'ACT ' means the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act 1961(Punjab Act No. 23 of 1961);
(b) Appendix means an appendix to these rules;
(c) Chairman means the Chairman of the Board;
(d) Direct Appointment means an appointment mad otherwise than by promotion or by transfer of a person already in the Service of the Board or Government of India or of a State Government;
(e) Education Board means the Punjab School Education Board establishment under Punjab School Education Board Act, 1969;
(f) Form means a form appended to these rules;
(g) Government means the Government of the State of Punjab in the
Agriculture wing of the Department of Agriculture and Forests;
(h) Non technical post means a post which does not require any technical qualifications and has been shown as such in Appendix 'A';
(i) Recognised university or institute means :-
(1) Any university or institute incorporated by law in India ;
(2) In case of degrees, diplomas or certificates obtained as a result of examinations held before the 15th August 1947 the Punjab, Sind or Dacca university; and
(3) Any other university or institute, which is recognized by the Government for the purposes of these rules;
(j) Recruiting Authority means a Committee to be constituted by the Board with the prior approval of the Government with
1[Secretary of the Board] See Amendment as Chairman and such other members as may be specified by it from time to time for the purposes of making direct appointment to the service;
(k) Service means the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board (class II) Service;
(l) Technical Post means a post, which requires technical qualifications and has been shown as such in Appendix 'A'.

* The rules were published in Punjab Govt. Gazatte (Extra.) dated 25-1988 vide Notification No. 11(4)-M1-88/9104
3. Number and character of post -
The service shall comprise the post specified in Appendix 'A':
   Provided that nothing in these rule shall effect the inherent right of the Board to add to or reduce the number of such posts or to create new posts with different categories and designations and scales of pay either permanently or temporarily with the prior approval of the Government.
4. Nationality, Domicile and character of candidates appointed to service -

(1) No candidate shall be appointed to the service unless he is:-
(a) A citizen of India
(b) A citizen of Nepal; or
(c) A subject of Bhutan; or
(d) A Tibetan refugee who came over the January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or
(e) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda and the East African countries of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawai, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India:
                                                                        Provided that candidates belonging to any of the categories (b), (c), (d), (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been has been issued by the Government of Punjab in the Department of Home Affairs and Justice.
(2) A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to an examination or interview conducted by the appointing authority on his furnishing proof that he has applied for the certificate but he shall not be appointed to the Service unless a certificate of eligibility is given to him by the Government of Punjab in Department of Home Affairs and Justice.
(3) No person shall be recruited to the Service by direct appointment unless, he produces:-
(i) A certificate of character from the Principal academic officer of the university college, school of institute last attended if any and similar certificates from two
responsible person not being his relatives, who are well acquainted with him in his private life and are unconnected with his university, college, school or institute.
(ii) An affidavit to the effect that he has never convicted for ant criminal offence and that he was never dismissed or removed from service of any State Government, Government of India or any public sector undertaking; and
(iii) His character and antecedents are found to be satisfactory by the District Magistrate concerned.

1. Substituted vide Notification No. GSR 76/PA 23/61/S,43/Amd. (8)/96, dated 30/12/1996
2. Substituted vide Notification No. G.S.R. 22/P.A. 23/1961/S. 43/Amd. (14)/2015, dated 08-04-2015.
3. Substituted vide Notification No. GSR 43/P.A. 23/1961/S.43/Amd. (16)/2015, dated 18/07/2015.

5. Age and Physical Fitness -
(1) No person shall be recruited to the service by direct appointment, if he is less than eighteen years of age or is more than thirty years of age on the first day of January of the year next preceding the last day of submission of applications fixed by the Committee, or unless he is within such range of minimum and maximum age limits as may be specified by the Government from time to time:
  Provided that the appointing authority may with the prior approval of the Board for reasons to be recorded in writing relax the upper age limit for a category of class of persons:
  Provided further that in case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and other Backward Classes, the upper age limit shall be such as may be fixed by the Government of Punjab from time to time.
Note:- For age limit in case of recruitment of Ex-Servicemen, the provisions of rule 6 of the Punjab Recruitment of Ex-service Rules, 1982 shall apply.
(2) (i) No person recruited to the Service by direct appointment shall be allowed to join the Service unless he, within the period to be specified by the appointing authority has appeared for medical examination before the concerned Civil Surgeon or the Chief Medical Officer as the case may be and has been declared by the Civil Surgeon or the Chief Medical Officer as the case may be to be physically fir for the duties which he will have to perform as member of the service:     Provided that a person appointed on purely temporary basis for a period not exceeding three months shall not be required to produce medical certificate before joining the Service.
(ii) The report of the Civil Surgeon or Chief Medical Officer in terms of Clause (i) shall be final.
6. Appointing Authority -
All appointments to the service shall be made by the 1[secretary of the Board].

1. Substituted vide Notification No. GSR 76/PA 23/61/S,43/Amd. (8)/96, dated 30/12/1996
7. Disqualification -
(a) no person who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse ; or
(b) Who having a spouse living has entered into contracted a marriage with any person shall be appointed to the Service ;
  Provided that if the board is satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds or so doing, he may exempt any person from the operation of this rule.
8. Method of recruitment and qualifications -
(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (4), appointments to the service shall be made in the manner specified in Appendix 'B' ;
  Provided that where all the three methods of appointments viz. direct appointment, appointment by promotion or transfer on deputation, for appointment against a post in the service have been specified in Appendix 'B' and no percentage for each mode of appointment has been specified therein, in that case firstly the appointment to that post shall be made by promotion and no suitable person is available for appointment by promotion then the appointment to that post shall be made either by direct appointment or 1[by transfer or by taking person on deputation] as the appointing authority may decide in this behalf:
  Provided that where two methods of appointments viz. promotion or transfer on deputation, for appointment against a post in the service have been specified in Appendix 'B' and no percentage for each mode of appointment has been specified therein, in that case firstly the appointment to that post shall be made by promotion and no suitable person is available for appointment by promotion then the appointment to that post shall be made 2[by transfer or by taking person on deputation] as the appointing authority may decide in this behalf:
(2) No person shall be appointed to a post in the service unless he possesses the    qualifications and experience as specified against that post in Appendix 'B';
(3) All appointments by promotion to the service shall be made by selection on the basis of seniority-cum-merit and no person shall be entitled to claim promotion on the basis of seniority alone.
(4) The following percentage of posts in the Service shall be reserved for each method of appointment indicated for categories mentioned thereunder namely :-
(A) By direct appointment :-
(i) for members of the Scheduled Castes  ....25 per cent
(ii) for members of the Backward Classes .........5 per cent
(iiii) For Ex-Servicemen .........................15 per cent
(B) By promotion :-
(i) for members of the Scheduled Castes .........20 per cent
3[(ii) for members of the Backward Classes ........2 per cent] See Amendment
Provided that reservation in the case of sportsmen handicapped persons, freedom fighters of fir ant other categories of person shall also be upto such percentage as may from time to time, be specified by the Government of Punjab for the corresponding service under it.

1 & 2. Substituted vide Notification No. GSR 40/PA 23/61/S,43/Amd. (3)/90, dated 30/07/1990
3. Omitted vide Notification No. G.S.R.36/P.A.23/1961/S.43/Amd.(15)/2015, dated 21/05/2015. Published in the gazatte dated 05-06-2015

9. Departmental Examination -
1[(1) Every member of the service recruited by appointed as Sub-Divisional Officer (Electrical), Sub-Divisional Officer (Public Health) and Sub-Divisional (Civil) shall be required to pass a departmental Examination to be held by the Board in accordance with the rules, procure and standard laid down by the Government of Punjab in department of Public Works for the officers of equivalent rank, or the officers discharging equivalent duties within three chances from the date of joining]
(2) The members of the Service appointed as Secretary Market Committees shall pass the departmental examination to be held twice a year in three chances in such papers comprising such syllabus and of such standard as may be specified by the Board from time to time. 1[ ]
  Provided that if a member of the Service fails to pass the departmental examination in the specified period shall be give one more chance by the appointing authority to enable him to pass the departmental examination;
  Provided further that an increment in his scale of pay will accrue to a member of the service only after he passes the departmental examination.
(3) The members of the Service shall undergo such training as may be specified by the Board from time to time with the prior approval of the Government and also qualify such periodical tests during and after the training as are specified for the purpose by the Board.

1. Substituted vide Notification No. GSR 35/PA 23/61/S,43/Amd. (2)/90, dated 10/07/1990. Published in gazette dated 12-07-1990.
10. Probation of persons appointed to service -
(1) Persons appointed to the Service should remain on probation for a period of two years.
  Provided that -
(a) Any period, after such appointment spent on deputation on a corresponding or a higher post shall count towards the period of probation
(b) In the case of appointment by transfer, any period of work in equivalent or higher rank, prior to appointment to the Service may in the discretion of the appointing authority be allowed to count towards the period of the probation;
(c ) Any period of officiating appointment to the Service shall be recknoned as period spent on probation, but no person who has so officiated shall, on the completion of the prescribed period of probation, be entitled to be confirmed unless he is appointed against a permanent vacancy; and
(d)  Any period of leave not exceeding six months during or at the end of probation shall be counted towards the period of probation.
(2) If in the opinion of the appointing authority the work or conduct of a person during the period of probation is not satisfactory, 1[ ] it may -
(a) If such person is recruited by direct appointment, dispense with  his services or revert him to a post on which he held lien prior to his appointment to the Service by direct appointment, and
(b) If such person is recruited otherwise -
(i) revert from to his former post ; or
(ii) deal with him in such other manner as the terms and conditions of his previous appointment permit.
(3)On the completion of the period of probation of a person the appointing authority may
(a) if his work and conduct has in its opinion been satisfactory -
(i) Confirm such person from the date of his appointment if appointed against a permanent vacancy; or
(ii) Confirm such person from the date from which a permanent vacancy occurs if appointed against a temporary vacancy; or
(iii) Declare that he has completed his probation satisfactorily if there is no Permanent vacancy; or
(b) If his work or conduct has not been in its opinion satisfactory 2[ ], -
(i) dispense with his services, if appointed by direct appointment or if appointed otherwise revert him to his former post, or deal with him in such other manner as the terms and conditions of his previous appointment may permit; or
(ii) extend his period of probation and thereafter pass such orders as it couild have passed on the expiry of the period of probation as specified in sub-rule(1):
                                                                                                Provided that the total period, including extension, if any, shall not exceed 2[three years.]

1. Omitted vide Notification No. G.S.R./89/P.A. - 23/61/S.43/Amd. (3)/89, dated 29.12.1989. Published in gazatte dated 30.12.1989.

2. Omitted vide Notification No. G.S.R./89/P.A. - 23/61/S.43/Amd. (3)/89, dated 29.12.1989. Published in gazatte dated 30.12.1989.


11. Seniority of member of service -
The seniority inter se of the members of the service in each cadre shall be determined by the length of continuous service on a post in that cadre of the Service;
    Provided that in the case of members appointed by direct appointment who join within the period specified in the order of appointment or within such period as may be extended from time to time by the appointing authority subject to a maximum of four months from the date of order of appointment, the seniority based on the order of merit determined by the recruiting authority shall not be disturbed:
    Provided further that in case a candidate is permitted to join the Service after the expiry of the said period of four months in consultation with the recruiting authority his seniority shall determined from the date he joins the Service:
    Provided further that in case a candidate of the next selection has joined the Service before the candidate referred to in the preceding proviso joins the candidate so referred shall be placed below all the candidates of the next selection who joins within the time specified in the first proviso -
    Provided further that in the case of two members appointed on the same date their seniority shall be determined as follows :-
(a) A member recruited by direct appointment shall be senior to a member recruited otherwise ;
(b) A member appointer by promotion shall be senior to member appointed by transfer;
(c)In the case of members appointed by promotion or transfer seniority shall be determined according to the seniority of such members in the appointments from which they were promoted or transferred ; and
(d) In case of members appointed by transfer from different cadres their seniority shall be determined according to pay preference being given to a member who was drawing a higher rate of pay in his previous appointment and if the rates of pay drawn are also the same then by their length of service in those appointments and if the length of such service is also the same and older member shall be senior to a younger member.
Note :- Seniority of members of the Service appointed on purely provisional basis or on daily wages shall be determined as and when they are regularly appointed keeping in view the date of such regular appointment.

1. Omitted vide Notification No. G.S.R./89/P.A. - 23/61/S.43/Amd. (3)/89, dated 29.12.1989. Published in gazatte dated 30.12.1989.
2. Substituted vide lbid.

12. Liability of Serve -
A member of the Service shall be liable to serve at any place whether within or out of the State or Punjab on being ordered to do so by the appointing authority.
13. Leave, Pay and Other matters etc. -
(1) In respect of pay leave and other matters not expressly provided for in these rules the members of the Service shall be governed by the Punjab Civil Service Rules, as applicable to the employees of the State of Punjab from time to time.
(2) In respect of Provident fund and gratuity, the members of the service shall be governed by the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board and Market Committee Employees Provident fund and Gratuity Rules, 1965 and the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing board and Market Committees, Employees Pension, Provident Fund and Gratuity rules 1987.
14. Pay of Members of Service -
The members of the Service shall be entitled to such scales of pay as may be authorised to the Board with the prior approval of the Government from time to time. The scales of pay at present in force in respect of the members of the service are given in Appendix 'A'.
15. Discipline Penalties and Appeals -
(1) In the matters of discipline punishment and appeal the members of the service shall be governed by the provisions of the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Service (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1988.
(2)The authority empowered to impose penalties as specified in rule 5 of the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Service (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1988 and the appellate authority there under in respect of members of the Service shall be as specified in Appendix 'C'.
16. Periodic Medical check up -
(1) Every member of the service shall be liable to undergo periodical medical examination and preventive or curative treatment as he may be required to undergo.
(2) Every member of the Service shall be liable at any stage of his service when directed by the appointing authority, to undergo medical examination by the concerned Civil Surgeon or the Chief Medical Officer, as the case may be and his contribution in service shall be subject to the fitness certificate given by the Civil Surgeon or the Chief Medical Officer to the satisfaction of the appointing authority.
(3)In case any member of the service is not found fit to perform his duties , he shall be liable to be retired from service and shall be entitled to the same benefits as are admissible to employees of the Government of Punjab holding corresponding posts under the Punjab Civil Services Rules, Volume II on being retired on account of invalidity.
17. Vaccination and re-vaccination -
Every member of the Service shall get himself vaccinated or re-vaccinated when the appointing authority so directs by a general or special order.
18. Oath of allegiance -
Every member of the Service, unless he has already done so, shall be required to take oath of allegiance to India and to the Constitution of India as by law established.
19. Power to relax  -
Where the appointing authority is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing and with the prior approval of the government, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons :
 Provided that provisions relating to qualifications, and experience shall not be relaxed.
20. Interpretation -
If any question as to the interpretation of theses rules, the Government decide the same.
21. Saving Clause -
Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules appointments made to any post under a Board prior to the commencement of these rules shall be deemed to have validity been made under rules and shall not be questioned on any ground, whatsoever.


APPENDIX 'A'
[See Rule 1(2), 2(h) and (1), 3 and 14]

Sr. No.
 
Designation of the post
No.of posts
Whether technical or non technical 
Scale of pay in rupees (un revised)
1
Sub-Divisional Officer (Electrical)*[See Amendment 2015]
7
Technical 
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1850
2
Sub-Divisional Officer (P. Health)*[See Amendment 2015]
8
Technical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1850
3
Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) [See Amendment] [See Amendment 2015]*
39
Technical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1850
4
Assistant Engineer (Design) [See Amendment]
3
Technical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1850
5
Assistant Engineer (Planning & Mechanical) [See Amendment][See Amendment 2015]*
3
Technical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1850
6
Assistant Town Planner [See Amendment 2015]*
 
Technical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1850
7
Assistant Architect [See Amendment 2015]*
1
Technical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1775
8
Deputy District Mandi Officer
1
Non - Technical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1775
9
Senior Marketing Officer (Cotton)
1
Non - Technical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1775
10
Senior Marketing officer Horticulture (Grading)
1
Non - Technical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1775
11
Deputy Legal Advisor
1
NonTechnical
Rs. 940-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700-75-1775
12
Project Engineer
1
Technical
Rs. 850-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700
13
Assistant District Mandi Officer
16
Non - Technical
Rs. 850-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700
14
System analyst
1
Technical
Rs. 850-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700
15
[Horticulture Development Officer] Omitted[See 3rd Amendment 2015] ##
1
Non - Technical
Rs. 850-30-1000-40-1200/50-1400-60-1700
16
Architectural Assistant 
1
Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580
17
Accounts Officer[See 3rd Amendment 2015]#
2
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580
18
Establishment Officer and Budget Officer
3
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580 plus Rs.50 special day
19
Publicity Officer
1
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580
20
Assistant Statistician 
1
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580 plus Rs.50 Special day
21
Research Officer 
1
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580 plus Rs.50 Special day
22
Superintendent Law
1
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580 plus Rs.50 Special day
23
Training Lecturer
3
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580 
24
Superintending Grade-I
8
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580
25
Private Secretary
2
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580
26
Secretary, Market Committee
141+10 leave reserve
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580
27
Cotton Officer[See 3rd Amendment 2015]##
1
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580
28
Editor
1
Non - Technical
Rs.825-25-850-30-1000/40-1200-50-1400-60-1580
*Substituted vide Notification No. G.S.R. 22/P.A. 23/1961/S. 43/Amd. (14)/2015, dated 08-04-2015.
#Substituted vide Notification No. GSR 43/P.A. 23/1961/S.43/Amd. (16)/2015, dated 18/07/2015.
##Omitted vide Notification No. GSR 43/P.A. 23/1961/S.43/Amd. (16)/2015, dated 18/07/2015.


APPENDIX 'B'
(See Rule 8)
Sr. No. Designation of the Post Method of Recuitment By Direct Appointment Qualification for Recruitment
By Promotion 1[By trasnfer or by taking a person on deputation]
i
ii
iii
iv
v
vi
1.
Sub Divisional Officer (Electrical)
2[(i) 45 Percent by direct appoinment; and
(ii) 55 percent by promotion; or
(iii) by transfer or by taking a person on deputation, if candidates for appointment by promotion are not available:
Provided that appointments shall be made in the proportion and order indicated against a lot of thirty-six vacancies as under:
Serial No. Source of appointment Proportion in each source Allocation to each source in a lot of nine vacanicies
1st lot 2nd lot 3rd lot 4th lot
1
2
3
4
(1) Direct Appoinment 16 vacanicies 3 4 4 5
(2) Promotion - 20 vacanicies .. .. .. ..
(i) From amongest junior Engineers working in the Board to be split uo as follows:
(a) Having diploma in Electrical Engineering of a recognized institute;
13 vacanicies 3 4 3 3
(b) Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering (Electrical) of the recognized university or institute:
2 vacanicies 1 .. 1 ..
(c) Having qualification of degree in Engineering (Electrical) of a recognized university or institute;
2 vacanicies 1 .. .. 1
(ii)
(a) From amongest the Draftman; and
2 vacanicies 1 .. .. 1
(b) Draftsmen who are Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering (Electrical) of the recognized university or institute:
1 vacancy .. 1 .. ..
  Total 9 9 9 9];

3[(i) Degree in Engineering (Electrical) or should be Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering (Electrical) of the recognized university or institute:
(ii) Should possess knowledge of Punjabi of matriculation stadnard or its equivalent.

[See Amendment]

(i) From amongest the Junior Engineer working in the Board who possess degree in Engineering (Electrical) of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of workign as such for a minimum period of three years;
(ii) From amongest the Junior Engineer (Electrical) working in the Board who possess Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) of a recognized University or Institute and who have an experience of working as such for minimum period of ten years.
(iii) From amongest Draftsmen working in the Board who possess Diploma in Engineering (Draftsman). and have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of ten years; and
(iv) From amongest the Junior Engineer and Draftsmen working in the Board who possess Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering of the recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years
From amongest the Sub Divisional Officers(Electrical) who possess degree in Engineering of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years in any department of the Government of Punjab or Punjab State Electricity Board 1[or State Government Undertaking].;
2. Sub Divisional Officer (Public Health) 2[(i) 45 Percent by direct appoinment; and
(ii) 55 percent by promotion; the proportion and order indicated against a lot of thirty-six vacancies as under:
Serial No. Source of appointment Proportion in each source Allocation to each source in a lot of nine vacanicies
1st lot 2nd lot 3rd lot 4th lot
1
2
3
4
(1) Direct Appoinment 16 vacanicies 3 4 4 5
(2) Promotion - 20 vacanicies        
(i) From amongest junior Engineers working in the Board to be split uo as follows:
(a) Having diploma in Civil Engineering of a recognized institute;
13 vacanicies 3 4 3 3
(b) Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering (Civil) of the recognized university or institute:
2 vacanicies 1 .. 1 ..
(c) Having qualification of degree in Engineering (Civil) of a recognized university or institute;
2 vacanicies 1 .. 1 ..
(ii) From amongest
(a) the Draftman; and
2 vacanicies 1 .. .. 1
(b) Draftsmen who are Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering (Electrical) of the recognized university or institute:
1 vacancy .. 1 .. ..

2[(i) Should posses Degree in Engineering (Civil) or should be an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineering (Civil) of a recognized university or institute]
(ii) Should possess knowledge of Punjabi of matriculation standard or its equivalent.

[See Amendment]

(i) From amongest the Junior Engineer working in the Board who possess degree in Engineering of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of workign as such for a minimum period of three years;
(ii) From amongest the Junior Engineer working in the Board who possess Diploma in Engineering of a recognized University or Institute and who have an experience of working as such for minimum period of ten years.
(iii) From amongest the Draftsmen working in the Board who possess Diploma in Engineering (Draftsman) and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of ten years; and
(iv) From amongest the Junior Engineer and Draftsmen working in the Board who possess Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering of the recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years
From amongest the Sub Divisional Officers(P.H.) who possess degree in Engineering of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years in any department of the Government of Punjab or Punjab State Electricity Board 1[or State Government Undertaking].;
3. Sub Divisional
Officer (Civil/
/Design/
Planning) [See Amendment]
2[(i) 45 Percent by direct appoinment; and
(ii) 55 percent by promotion; in the proportion and order indicated against a lot of thirty-six vacancies as under:
Serial No. Source of appointment Proportion in each source Allocation to each source in a lot of nine vacanicies
1st lot 2nd lot 3rd lot 4th lot
1
2
3
4
(1) Direct Appoinment 16 vacanicies 3 4 4 5
(2) Promotion - 20 vacanicies        
(i) From amongest junior Engineers working in the Board to be split uo as follows:
(a) Having diploma in Civil Engineering of a recognized institute;
13 vacanicies 3 4 3 3
(b) Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering (Civil) from a recognized university or institute:
2 vacanicies 1 .. 1 ..
(c) Having qualification of degree in Engineering (Civil) of a recognized university or institute;
2 vacanicies 1 .. 1 ..
(ii) From amongest
(a) the Draftman; and
2 vacanicies 1 .. .. 1
(b) Draftsmen who are Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering (Electrical) of the recognized university or institute:
1 vacancy .. 1 .. ..

3[(i) Should posses Degree in Engineering (Civil) or should be an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineering (Civil) of a recognized university or institute]
(ii) Should possess knowledge of Punjabi of matriculation standard or its equivalent.

[See Amendment]

(i) From amongest the Junior Engineer working in the Board who possess degree in Engineering of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years;
4[(ii) From amongest the Junior Engineer (Civil) working in the Board who possess Diploma in Engineering of a recognized University or Institute and who have an experience of working as such for minimum period of ten years.
(iii) From amongest the Draftsmen working in the Board who possess Diploma in Engineering (Draftsman) and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of ten years; and]
(iv) From amongest the Junior Engineer and Draftsmen working in the Board who possess Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering of the recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years
From amongest the Sub Divisional Officers(Civil) who possess degree in Engineering (Civil) of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years in any department of the Government of Punjab or Punjab State Electricity Board 1[or State Government Undertaking].;
i
ii
iii
iv
v
vi
4. 1[.........] [See Amendment]        
5.
2[Assistant Engineer (Mechanical)] [See Amendment]
3[(i) By Direct Appointment; and
(ii) By Promotion;]
4[(i) Should possess Degree in Engineering (Mechanical) or should be an Associate Member of Institute of Engineering (Mechanical) of a recognized university or institute; and
(ii) Should possess knowledge og Punjabi upto Matriculation standard].
5[(i) From amongest the Junior Engineer (Mechanical) working in the Board who possess diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of ten years;or from amongest the Junior Engineer (Mechanical) working in the Board who are Associate Members of the Institute of Engineering (Mechanical) of the recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years]
From amongest the Sub Divisional Officers(Mechanical) who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in any department of the Government of Punjab or Punjab State Electricity Board 6[or State Government Undertaking].;
6.
Assistant Town Planner
1[(i) By Direct Appointment; and
(ii) By Promotion]
2[(i)Should possess post-Graduate degree or Diploma in City Planning or its equivalent making him eligible for Associate Membership of institute of Town planners (India) or (ii) Should possess Degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering or should be an Associate member of Institute of Engineering (Architecture) of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working in Town Planning work for a minimum period of three years.
Note: Candidates with qualification at (i) above shall be given preference.]
3[From amongst the planning Assistants working in the Board who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of six years and who have Diploma in Architectural Assistantship awarded by the State Board of Technical Education or from amongst the Planning Assistants who possess Associate membership of institute of Engineering (Architecture) and who have and experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years.] [See Amendment]
From amongst the Assistant Town planners who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of Two years in any department of the Government 4[State Government undertakings]
7.
Assistant Architect
1[(i) By Direct Appointment; and
(ii) By Promotion; or
(iii) By transfer or by taking a person on deputation]
(i) Should possess Degree in Engineering (Architecture) or should be an Associate Member of institute of Engineering (Architecture) or a recognized university or institute
(ii) Should possess knowledge of Punjabi to the Matric level.
From amongst the Architecture Assistants working in the Board who have an experience of working as Draftsmen for a minimum period of ten years and who possess Diploma in Architectural Assistantship awarded by the State Board or Technical Education or from amongst the Draftsmen (Architect) working in the Board who should be Associate Members of Institute of Engineering (Architecture) and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years.
From amongst the Assistant Architects who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in any department of the Government of Punjab [ State Government undertakings]
8.
Deputy District Mandi Officer
By Promotion  
From amongst the Assistant District Mandi Officers working in the Board who possess Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) of a recognized University or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years.
 
9.
Senior Marketing Officer (Cotton)
(i) By promotion; or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
 
By Promotion of the cotton Officer working in the Board who has an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years.
From amongst the incumbents holding similar or identical posts under the Government of India a State Government.
10.
Senior Marketing Officer Horticultural (Grading)
(i) By promotion; or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
 
By promotion of Horticultural Officer working in the Board who has an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years.
From amongst the incumbents holding similar or identical posts and who have an experience of working on such posts for a minimum period of two years in the Department of the Agriculture and Forests (Horticulture Wing) of the Government of Punjab.
11.
Deputy Legal Adviser
By promotion
 
From amongst the Superintendents Law working in the board have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years.
 
12.
Project Engineer
(i) By direct appoinment; or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
(i) Should be a B. Sc. Agricultural Engineering or B. Sc. Engineering of a recognized university or institute; (ii) Should possess knowledge of Punjabi up to Matriculation standard.
 
From amongst the Project Engineers who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years in any department of the Government of Punjab or Semi-Government organizations.
13.
Assistant District Mandi Officer
By promotion  
From amongst the Secretaries Market Committees working in the board who possess Degree of Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years.
 
14.
System Analyst
(i) By Direct Appointment; and
(ii) By Promotion; or
(iii) By transfer or by taking a person on deputation
(i) Should be a Post-Graduate in Physics, Statistics or Mathematics of a recognized university or institute and should have an experience of working as Programmer for a minimum period of three years under the Government of India, a State Government or any institute of repute or should possess Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science of a recognized university of institute and should have an experience of software for a minimum period of three years under the Government of India, a State Government or any institution of repute.
(ii) Should possess knowledge of Punjabi up to Matriculation Standard.
By Promotion of Programmer working in the board who has an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years.
From amongst the System Analysts who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in any department of the Government of Punjab.
15.
Horticulture Development Officer
[See 3rd Amendment 2015]##
(i) By direct appointment; or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
(i)Should be a M.Sc. Agriculture with Horticulture as one of the subjects, M. Sc. Land Scaping, Floriculture of B. Sc. Agriculture with Horticulture as one of the subjects of a recognized university or institute and should have an experience of working in horticulture activities for a minimum period of three years.
(ii) Should possess knowledge of Punjabi up to Matriculation Standard.
 
From amongst the horticulture Development Officers who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in any department of the Government of Punjab.
16.
Architectural Assistant
1[(i) By Promotion; or
(ii) By transfer or by taking a person on deputation]
 
2[ From amongst the Senior Draftsmen (Architect) working in the Board who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years, and who possess degree in Bachelor of Science (Architecture) or Diploma in Architectural Assistantship or who are Associate members of institute of Engineering (Architect) of a recognized university or institute; or Should possess Degree in Civil Engineering or should be Associate Member of institute of Engineering (Civil) or Associate Member of institute of Engineering (Architect) or any other equivalent Degree in Civil Engineering of a recognized university or institute.]
From amongst the Architectural Assistants who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years in any department of the Government of Punjab [ or state Government undertakings.]
17.
Accounts Officer
[See 3rd Amendment 2015]#
(i) By Promotion or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
  From amongst the Subordinate Accounts Service qualified Senior Auditors working in the Board who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years. From amongst the Accounts Officers who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years either in any department of the Government of Punjab or in the office of the Accountant-General. Punjab.
18.
Establishment Officer and Budget Officer
By promotion  
From amongst the Superintendents Grade I and private Secretaries [ ] working in the Board who have an experience of working on either of the aforesaid posts for a minimum period of three years.
 
19.
Publicity Officer
(i) By Promotion or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
From amongst the Publicity Supervisors working in the board who possess Degree of Bachelor of Arts or bachelor or Science of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years.
From amongst the Public Relation Officers who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in any department of the Government of Punjab.
20.
Assistant Statistician
(i) By Direct Appointment; and
(ii) By Promotion; or
(iii) By transfer or by taking a person on deputation
Should possess Master's Degree in Economics or Mathematics or Agricultural Economics or Commerce with Statistics as one of the subjects with at least fifty percent marks or Master's Degree with at fifty percent marks from a recognized university or institution.
(ii) Should possess knowledge of Punjabi up to Matriculation
From amongst the Technical Assistants working in the Board who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years.
From amongst the Assistant Statisticians who have an experience of as such for a minimum period of two years in any department of the Government of Punjab.
21.
Research Officer
(i) By Promotion or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
From amongst the Technical Assistants working in the Board who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years.
From amongst the Research Officers who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in any Department of the Government of Punjab.
22.
Superintendent Law
(i) By Promotion or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
From amongst the Legal Assistants working in the Board who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years.
From amongst the Superintendent (Legal) who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in any Department of the Government of Punjab.
23.
Training Lecturer
(i) By Direct Appointment; and
(ii) By Promotion; or
(iii) By transfer or by taking a person on deputation
Should possess Master's Degree in Agriculture Economics of a recognized university or institute with experience in a agriculture marketing, in the Government of India, a State Government or any institution of repute.
(ii) Should possess knowledge of Punjabi up to Matriculation Standard.
From amongst the Superintendents, Grade-I and Superintendents, Grade-II working in the Board who possess Master's Degree of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working on either of the aforesaid posts for a minimum period of three years.
From amongst the Training Lecturers who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in any department of the Government of Punjab.
24.
Superintendent, Grade-I
(i) By Promotion or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
From amongst the Superintendents Grade-II working in the Board who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years.
From amongst the Superintendents, Grade-I who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in the Punjab Civil Secretariat or Financial Commissioner's Secretariat, Punjab.
25.
Private Secretary
(i) By Promotion or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
From amongst the Personal Assistants working in the board who have an experience of working as such for three years.
From amongst the Private Secretaries who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of two years in the Punjab Civil Secretariat or the Financial Commissioner's Secretariat, Punjab.
26.
Secretary, Market Committee

40 percent by direct appointment; and
(ii)60 percent by promotion

[See Amendment]

 
The quota of promotion in the slab of sixty vacancies will be divided as under :[See Amendment]
(i) From amongst the Senior Assistant/Assistants working in the Head office of the Board who possess Bachelor of Arts Degree of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of twelve years.

15 vacancies

(ii) From amongst the Assistant Secretaries working in the Board who possess Bachelor of arts Degree or Bachelor of Science Agriculture Degree of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of ten years.[See 3rd Amendment 2015]#

18 vacancies

(iii) From amongst the Head Clerks, Market Committees who possess Bachelor of Arts Degree or Bachelor of Science Agriculture Degree of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years.

6 vacancies

(iv) From amongst the Accountants working in the Market Committee who possess Bachelor of Arts Degree or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years.

15 vacancies

(v) From amongst the publicity Assistants working in the Board who possess Bachelor of Arts Degree or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of fifteen years.

2 vacancies

(vi) From amongst the Technical Assistants working in the Board who possess B.A. Degree or B.Sc Agriculture Degree of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working on either of the posts of Technical Assistants for a minimum period of twelve years.

2 vacancies

(vii) From amongst the Legal Assistants working in the Board [] who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of twelve years.

2 vacancies

 

27.
Cotton Officer
[See 3rd Amendment 2015]##
(i) By Promotion or
(ii) By transfer on deputation
From amongst the Technical Assistants (Cotton Grading working in the Board who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years.
From amongst the incumbents holding similar or identical posts under the Government of India or State Govt.
28.
Editor
(i) By Direct Appointment; and
(ii) By Promotion; or
(iii) By transfer or by taking a person on deputation
Should possess Master's degree in Punjabi and Diploma in Journalism of a recognized university or Institute.
By promotion of Publicity Supervisors working in the Board who possess B.A. Degree and Diploma in Journalism of a recognized university or institute and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of five years.
From amongst the Public Relation Officers or Editors who possess Diploma in Journalism and who have an experience of working as such for a minimum period of three years in any department of the Government of Punjab.
#Substituted vide Notification No. GSR 43/P.A. 23/1961/S.43/Amd. (16)/2015, dated 18/07/2015.
##Omitted vide Notification No. GSR 43/P.A. 23/1961/S.43/Amd. (16)/2015, dated 18/07/2015.



APPENDIX 'C'
(See Rule 15)
S.No
Designation of the post
Nature of Penalty 
Authority empowered to impose penalty See Amendment
Appellate authority
1
2
3
4
5

Minor Penalties

1.
Sub-Divisional Officer (Electrical)
Secretary of the Board 
Government
2
Sub-Divisional Officer (Public Health)
(i) Censure
Secretary of the Board 
Government
3
Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil)
(ii) Withholding of his promotions 
Secretary of the Board 
Government
4
Assistant Engineer (Design)
(iii) Recovery from his pay of the whole or part of any 
Secretary of the Board 
Government
5
Assistant Engineer (Planning & Mechanical)
pecuniary loss caused by him to the Board by 
Secretary of the Board 
Government
6
Assistant Town Planner
Negligence or breach of orders.
Secretary of the Board 
Government
7
Assistant Architect
(iv) Withholding of increments of pay
Secretary of the Board 
Government

Major Penalties

8
Deputy District Officer 
Reduction to a lower stage
Secretary of the Board
Government
9
Senior Marketing Officer (Cotton)
in time scale of pay for a Specified period with
Secretary of the Board
Government
10
Senior Marketing Officer Horticulture (Grading)
further directions as to Whether or not the Board
Secretary of the Board
Government
11
Deputy Legal Advisor 
employee will earn increments of pay during 
Secretary of the Board
Government
12
Project Legal Advisor 
The period of such reduction and whether on
Secretary of the Board
Government
13
Assistant District Mandi Officer
The expiry of such period the reduction will or will 
Secretary of the Board
Government
14
System Analyst
Not have the effect post 
Secretary of the Board
Government
15
Horticulture Development Officer 
postponing the future of his pay.
Secretary of the Board
Government
16
Architectural Assistant
(vi) reduction to a lower time scale of pay grade post or service which shall ordinarily be a bar to the promotion of the Board Employee to the time scale 
Secretary of the Board
Government
17
Accounts Officer
Of pay grade post of service from which he was reduced with or without further directions regarding conditions of restoration to 
Secretary of the Board
Government
18
Establishment officer and Budget officer
the grade or post of service form which the Board employee was reduced and
Secretary of the Board
Government
19
Publicity Officer
his seniority and pay such restoration to that grade post or Service.
Secretary of the Board
Government
20
Assistant statistician 
(vii) Compulsory retirement
Secretary of the Board
Government
21
Research Officer
(viii) Removal from service which shall not be
Secretary of the Board
Government
22
Superintendent Law
A disqualification for future employment under 
Secretary of the Board
Government
23
Training Lecturer 
The Board Government 
Secretary of the Board
Government
24
Superintendent Grade I
Semi-Government Department.
Secretary of the Board
Government
25
Private Secretary
(ix) Dismissal from service which shall ordinarily 
Secretary of the Board
Government
26
Secretary Market Committee
Be a disqualification for 
Secretary of the Board
Government
27
Cotton Officer
Future employment under
Secretary of the Board
Government
28
Editor
The Government, Semi- Government department.
Secretary of the Board
Government