Wednesday, 7 December 2016

G.O.Ms.No.318,320,321,322,323,324 - AP Municipal Teachers Subordinate Service Rules

AP Municipal Teachers Service Rules, Municipal Schools Teachers Service Rules of Municipal Corporations,



G.O.Ms.No.318,320,321,322,323,324,Dt.07.12.2016- AP Municipal Teachers Subordinate Service Rules  
Read the following
1. Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act,1965
2. From the C&DMA, AP, Hyderabad, Lr.Roc.No.20445 /07/J3 Date: 03.10.2009, 11.10.2014 &18.06.2016
ORDER:
Government have constituted separate services for the posts of Municipal Commissioners, Municipal Engineers and Municipal Health officers under the state as per section 80 of AP Municipalities Act,1965. The other employees of municipalities including teachers have not so far constituted into separate service under the provisions of the Act. It is appropriate to issue rules for A.P. Municipal Educational Subordinate Service for the posts of teachers working in municipal schools in the State under Section 326 read with sub -section 2 of Section 80 of AP Municipalities Act,1965. Government have examined the matter and decided to issue separate service rules for the posts of all categories of teachers working in the Municipal Schools under the control of Municipalities in Andhra Pradesh. The following notification will be published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette.

NOTIFICATION
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 326 read with Sub- section (2) of section 80 of the Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965 (Act No. 6 of 1965), the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following rules for the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Educational Subordinate Service constituted in G.O.Ms. No.318, MA&UD Department, Dt: 07.12.2016

RULES
1. Short Title 
These rules may be called the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Educational Subordinate Service Rules, 2016.

2. Extent
These rules shall be applicable to all categories of teachers (including Headmasters/Headmistresses of Municipal High Schools), working in the Municipal Schools under the control of Municipalities in the State.

3. Commencement:
These Rules shall come into force from the date of publication of the Rules in Andhra Pradesh Gazette.

4. Definitions
As they occur, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and expressions used in these rules shall carry the same meaning as defined under Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965, The Andhra Pradesh Education Act, 1982 and Andhra Pradesh State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996

5. Constitution
The Andhra Pradesh Municipal Educational Subordinate Service shall consist of the following classes and categories of posts, namely:
6. Method of appointment:
The Service shall consist of following classes and category of posts subject to other position in these Rules. The Method of Appointment and Appointing authority for the posts mentioned in column (3) of the table below shall be as specified in corresponding entries in columns (4) and (5) respectively thereof.

7. Qualifications
The qualifications for appointment to the category of posts in column (2) of the table shall be as prescribed in the corresponding entries in column (3) thereof.
As per National Council for Teacher Education Norms, the D.Ed. candidates are alone eligible for the post Secondary Grade Teachers.

8. Conditions for Appointment 
(1) Recruitment by transfer among different categories in a class is not permissible.
(2) Wherever the method of appointment to any post in this service is both by direct recruitment and appointment by promotion, one-third of the total number of vacancies including temporary vacancies arising or existing at any point of time in any category shall be filled by direct recruitment. Out of every three vacancies that arise in any category, the second vacancy shall be filled by direct recruitment.

(3) For the purpose of preparation of common seniority list for promotion, the seniority shall be determined with reference to the date of regular appointment.
(4) The combined seniority of categories from 1 to 13 of class II under the control of all municipalities in a District shall be prepared with reference to their date of regular appointment while considering for promotion to the posts of Headmaster/Headmistress.
(5) The combined seniority of categories 1 to 19 of class III under the control of all municipalities in a District shall be prepared with reference to their date of regular appointment while considering for promotion to the post of School Assistant.
(6) The candidates who have passed SSC examination in the concerned medium or with the concerned language as First language are eligible for appointment to the posts in the concerned medium. The candidates who have passed the examination of Higher Standards, i.e. Intermediate or Graduation with concerned language as one of the languages or in the medium concerned are also eligible for appointment to the posts in that medium. For example, out of the two languages in Intermediate or Graduation, one must be Telugu to become eligible for the posts in Telugu medium.
(7) Every teacher employed in Municipal Schools for the deaf or blind shall, in addition to the academic qualification prescribed in the table, possess Government certificate of competency and Junior diploma in teaching the blind or deaf, as the case may be or a higher qualification
Provided that the graduate and the non-graduate teachers who are blind or deaf and have undergone the training course in education for the blind or deaf and passed the examination shall be deemed to possess the qualifications prescribed for the post of teachers in the schools for the blind or deaf.
(8) Government orders issued from time to time in connection with the method of appointment are applicable.

9. Direct Recruitment
The procedure for recruitment to vacant posts in various categories of teachers meant for direct recruitment shall be as per the procedure prescribed by the Government from time to time.

10. Rule of Reservation in Appointments
(1) The rule of special representation under General Rule 22 of the Andhra Pradesh State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996 as amended from time to time shall apply to the appointment by Direct Recruitment to all posts in the service.
(2) In the matter of direct recruitment to any category of any class in the service, one third of posts in each category of OC, BC-A ,BC-B ,BC-C, BC-D,BC-E, SC, ST, Physically Challenged and Ex-servicemen personnel shall be reserved for women.
(3) Appointment in institutions specially provided for women:
(a) Women alone shall be appointed to the posts in the institutions specially provided for them.
(b) A vacancy in a category in an institution specially provided for women shall be filled by transfer of a woman member of the same category employed in any institution not specially provided for women within the unit of appointment. When such transfer is not possible, woman may be appointed by any method admissible under Rule 6 but she shall not acquire by reason only of such appointment any right in the matter of seniority or full membership in the category for promotion to a higher category until she gets her due turn.
(4) The rule of special representation in favour of SCs and STs under General Rule 22 (2) (a) (i) of A.P. State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996 as amended from time to time shall apply in respect of promotions to the posts of the Headmaster/Headmistress and the School Assistant.

11. Tests
(1) Every person appointed to the post of Head master/Headmistress of High School by the method specified in column (1) of the table below should have passed the tests laid down in column (2) subject to the condition in column (3).
(2) Where a test of a language of higher standard is prescribed, a person shall be exempted from passing the test if he/she has passed the language as one of the two language subjects in Intermediate Examination or its equivalent or in higher degree. Where a test of a language of lower standard is prescribed, a person shall be exempted from passing the test if he/she has passed the language as a subject in SSC Examination or its equivalent or in higher degree.
(3) All persons who have crossed 45 years of age shall be exempted from passing departmental tests for promotion to the next higher category above the one held by him/her. This benefit is extended to ensure that every employee gets at least one promotion during his entire service. This exemption shall be given only once in the entire service.
(4) All persons who have completed 50 years of age on the date of appointment to any post shall be exempted from passing the tests prescribed in column (2) of the above table.
(5) The persons who passed Account test for Headmasters of High Schools conducted by the Director of Government Examinations, Andhra Pradesh will be considered for inclusion in the panel of Headmasters / Headmistresses of High Schools for a period of 3 years from the date of issue of these rules, if they are otherwise qualified and eligible for appointment by promotion to the post of the Headmaster /Headmistress of a High School.

12. Age
No person shall be eligible for appointment by direct recruitment to any post in this service unless he/she is more than 18 years of age and less than 33 years of age as on the first day of July of the year in which the notification for recruitment is made. Concessions of age extended by Government from time to time to BC, SC, and ST and other categories are applicable to any post to be filled up by direct recruitment.

13. Minimum Service
No person shall be eligible for promotion to any post in the service unless he/she has put in not less than three years of service in the category/class from which promotion is to be made.

14. Probation
(1) Every person appointed by Direct Recruitment to any post in service shall be on probation for a total period of two years on duty within a continuous period of three years from the date on which he commences probation.
(2) Every person appointed by promotion to any of the posts in this service shall be on probation for a total period of one year on duty within a continuous period of two years from the date on which he commences probation.

15. Unit of Appointment and Transfer
For the purpose of recruitment, appointment, seniority, discharge for want of vacancy, promotion, transfer and reappointment, the unit of appointment shall be as specified in the table.

16. Promotions
(1) For the purpose of promotion, the posts of Headmaster / Headmistress in Municipal High Schools shall be treated as selection posts and promotion to these posts shall be made by the appointing authority from the panel of the candidates prepared by the committee constituted in Rule 6 on the grounds of merit and ability, seniority being considered only where merit and ability are approximately equal.
(2) For the purpose of promotion, the posts of School Assistants shall be treated as non-selection posts and promotion to these posts shall be made from the list of eligible candidates from the feeder categories in accordance with seniority, unless such promotion of a member has been withheld as a penalty

17. Temporary Appointment
(1) Where it is necessary in the public interest owing to an emergency which has arisen to immediately fill a vacancy, the appointing authority may promote a person purely on a temporary basis, until a person is appointed in accordance with the rules.
(2) No person who does not possess the prescribed qualification shall be promoted under sub-rule (1)
(3) A person promoted under sub-rule (1) shall not be regarded as probationer in the higher category or be entitled for any preferential claim for future promotion to such higher category or seniority.

18. Seniority
The seniority of the members of the service shall be determined as per Rules 33 to 36 of the Andhra Pradesh State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996.

19. Postings and Transfers
The members working in classes I to IV are liable for transfer within the Revenue District concerned. The authority competent to order postings or transfers within the District concerned is the Regional Director of Municipal Administration concerned.

20. Conditions of Service
In matters not covered by these rules, the members of the service shall be governed by all the rules applicable to government servants.

21. Pay and allowances
(1) A member of the service shall draw pay and all allowances admissible as per the orders of the Government issued from time to time.
(2) Expenditure on pay and allowances of the members of the service shall be made under detailed Head of Account “010- Salaries” through Government Treasury as per orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.179 dated 25-2-2009 of MA & UD ( G1) Department and subsequent orders issued by the Government from time to time.

22. Leave
(1) The Commissioner is competent to sanction casual leave, compensatory leave and optional holiday to all members of the service
(2) The Regional Director of Municipal Administration is competent to sanction leave other than casual leave to members of this service.

23. Leave Salary
Leave salary of the members of the service shall be paid through Government Treasury under detailed Head of Account “010-salaries”

24. Loans and Advances
The Commissioner is competent to sanction loans and advances to the members of service as per rules applicable to government servants.

25. Discipline and Control
(1) The Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1991 applicable to the government servants shall apply to the members of this service except to the extent indicated hereunder.
(2) The Commissioner may place a member of any category of this service under suspension pending inquiry/ investigation into criminal complaints or on filing charge sheet in a court of law; or impose the following penalties:
a) Censure
b) Withholding of increment, and
c) Recovery from pay of the whole or a part of any pecuniary loss caused to the municipal council by negligence or breach of orders while working in the municipality:
Provided that –
a) The period of suspension shall not exceed six months.
b) The appointing authority concerned shall also have the power to place a member of service under suspension pending inquiry into grave charges or impose the said penalties
(3) The authority, which may impose the following penalties on a member of this service, shall be the appointing authority concerned.
a) Suspension.
b) Reduction to lower rank in the seniority list or to a lower post or time scale or to a lower stage in a time scale.
c) Withholding of increments/promotion.
d) Compulsory retirement from service.
e) Removal from service
f) Dismissal from service.
(4) An appeal against any order passed by the Commissioner shall lie to the appointing authority.
(5) An appeal against any order passed by the appointing authority shall lie to the Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration.
(6) An appeal has to be filed within three months. The period of three months is reckoned from the date of receipt by the member of this service of the order imposing the penalty.

26. Conduct
The Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 applicable to government servants as amended from time to time shall be applicable to the members of this service.

27. Pension
(1) The existing municipal teachers appointed before 1-9-2004 and who are promoted to this service shall be paid pension as per AP Revised Pension Rules 1980, under the Head of Account “MJH2071-01-MH 110 – SH(09). 040-041. pensions”
(2) The existing municipal teachers appointed on or after 1-9-2004 and who are promoted to this service and persons recruited direct to this service shall come under the purview of contributory pension scheme introduced in G.O.Ms No.653 Finance (Pension.I) Department dated 22-9-2004.
(3) In respect of officers drawn on deputation, the concerned departments shall pay the pension, as applicable in their parent department.

28. Repeal
The rules issued regarding appointment of Headmasters/ Headmistresses of Municipal High schools vide G.O.Ms. No 1096 MA dated 17-11-1978 and rules issued regarding the direct recruitment of teachers vide G.O. Ms. No. 470 MA dated 14-11-1995 are hereby repealed. Any rules issued prior to these rules governing any or all the categories of teachers in classes I to IV mentioned in rule 6 are repealed to the extent of provisions covered in these rules.

9. Interpretation
If any question arises relating to the interpretation of these rules, the matter shall be referred to Government and decision of the Government thereon shall be final.
LIST OF GOs ABOUR SERVICE RULES OF AP MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS 2017:

1. GO.324: 
Vijayawada Municipal Corporation Educational Subordinate Service Rules, 2016 for the posts of all categories of teachers working in the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation Schools under the control of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation in Andhra Pradesh - Orders- Issued
VMC Municipal Teachers Service Rules
2. GO.323: 
Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Educational Subordinate Service Rules, 2016 for the posts of all categories of teachers working in the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Schools under the control of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation in Andhra Pradesh - Orders- Issued.
GVMC  Municipal Teachers Service Rules 
3. GO.322
Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations Educational Subordinate Service Rules, 2016 for the posts of all categories of teachers working in the Municipal Corporation Schools under the control of Municipal Corporations in Andhra Pradesh - Orders- Issued
AP  Municipal Teachers Service Rules of Municipal Corporations
4. GO.321: 
Constitution of Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations Educational Subordinate Service for the posts of all categories of teachers working in the Municipal Corporation Schools under the control of Municipal Corporations in Andhra Pradesh - Orders- Issued 
5. GO.320: 
Andhra Pradesh Municipal Educational Subordinate Service Rules, 2016 for the posts of all categories of teachers working in the Municipal Schools under the control of Municipalities in Andhra Pradesh - Orders- Issued
AP Municipal Schools Teachers Service Rules of  Municipalities
6. GO.318: 
Constitution of Andhra Pradesh Municipal Educational Subordinate Service for the posts of all categories of teachers working in the Municipal Schools under the control of Municipalities in Andhra Pradesh - Orders- Issued
Constitutional GO

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