Panchayat:Repo18/Law Manual Page1183
Category 1 – Tractor Driver Category
2 Driver, Heavy Duty Vehicles/Light Duty Vehicles
Section 1 (2): - The retrospective effect given to the service Rules cannot be invalidated on the ground that it affects seniority and chance of promotion of employees. Kerala Panchayat Executive Officers Association V. State of Kerala 1995 (1) ILR 591.
Rule 2 & 3:- Rules 2 and 3 of the Kerala Panchayats Subordinate Service Rules are not arbitrary or unreasonable. They are legal and valid.- Kerala Panchayat Executive Officers Association V. State of Kerala 1995 (1) ILR 591.
(2) With effect from 1st January, 1990 the employees belonging to the Panchayat Common Service, except contingent employees and those from the Panchayat Department including all the Categories of Executive Officers shall be constituted into one service, namely, the Kerala Panchayats Subordinate Service.
(3) With effect from 23rd April, 1994, the Special Grade Executive Officer and Executive Officer shall be redesignated as Special Grade Secretary (Grama Panchayat) and Secretary (Grama Panchayat) respectively.
Note.- 1. All the categories in Group I, categories 1 and 2 in Group II, categories 1,2 and 3 in Group III and categories 1 and 2 in Group V shall be constituted at the State level and Categories 3 and 4 in Group II, Category 4 in Group III, all the categories in Group IV, Category 3 in Group V and all the categories in Groups VI and VII shall be constituted at the District Level.
Note.- 2. Those who are in service as on the 1st day of January 1990 in the Panchayat Department and in the Panchayat Common Service shall be treated as two units for the purpose of promotion in respect of identical posts in the Panchayat Department and in the Panchayat Offices and separate gradation lists in respect of such categories shall be prepared and kept by the Director of Panchayats or the District Panchayat Officer, as the case may be.
Note.-3. There shall be no distinction between the employees of identical posts of separate units as stated in Note 2 who are recruited through the Public Service Commission on or after 1st day of January 1990, the District Panchayat Officers/Director of Panchayats shall prepare integrated seniority list in respect of such employees in each category.
3. Appointment. - Appointment to various categories shall be made as follows:
Category ........................................................................................................................Method of appointment
1.Special Grade Executive Officer redesignated as Special Grade Secretary (Grama Panchayat)..........................By promotion from among the Panchayat Inspectors/Junior Superintendents
Note.- A ratio 8:5 shall be followed between the persons in the gradation list of Junior Superintendents of the Panchayat Officers and Panchayat Inspectors / Junior Superintendents of the Panchayat Department for appointment as Special Grade Executive Officer/Special Grade Secretary (Grama Panchayat). When one list is exhausted the persons in the other list will become exclusively eligible for appointment till the last Junior Superintendent of the Panchayat Offices or Panchayat Inspector/Junior Superintendent of the Panchayat Department as the case may be, is promoted and thereafter there will be no ratio and the post of Special Grade Executive Officer/Special Grade Secretary (Grama Panchayat) shall be filled up by promotion from the panchayat Inspector/Junior Superintendent according to seniority.