Karnataka Municipalities (Recruitment of Officers and Employees) Rules, 2010

UDD 52 BMS 2009:- Whereas, the draft of the Karnataka Municipalities (Recruitment or Officers and Employees) Rules, 2010 which the Government of Karnataka proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (g) of sub-section (2) of section 323 of the Karnataka Municipalities Act, 1964 (Karnataka Act 22 of 1964) and in supercession of Notification No. UDD 8 BMS 2004 dated 8th July 2004, was hereby published in Notification No. ODD 52 BMS 2009, Dated 21-4-2010, inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby within thirty days from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette;

And whereas, the said Gazette was made available to the public on 21-4-2010;

And whereas, the objections and suggestions received in respect of the said draft have been considered by the State Government;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 323 of the Karnataka Municipalities Act, 1964 (Karnataka Act 22 of 1964) the Government of Karnataka hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

1. Title, commencement and application.-

(1) These rules may be called the Karnataka Municipalities (Recruitment of Officers and Employees) Rules, 2010.

(2) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official Gazette.

(3) These rules shall apply to the recruitment of officers and employees to all posts in connection with the affairs of the urban local bodies in the State of Karnataka, except recruitment to the Karnataka Municipal Administrative Service and the persons employed in work charged establishment or menial establishment or on daily wages or on contract or consolidated pay or in casual employment.



2. Definitions.-In these rules unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Act" means the Karnataka Municipalities Act, 1964, (Karnataka Act 22 of 1964);

(b) "Appointed on probation" or "Appointed on officiating basis" means appointed on trial;

(c) "Appointing Authority" means the authority specified in rule 4;

(d) "Commission" means the Karnataka Public Service Commission;

(e) "Deputy Commissioner" means Deputy Commissioner of a Revenue District;

(f) "Director of Municipal Administration" means the Director of Municipal Administration functioning as Head of the Department;

(g) "Direct recruitment' in relation to any service or post" means appointment otherwise than by promotion or transfer or on deputation;

(h) "District" means a revenue district;

(i) "Division" means any division specified in the headings and comprising of the districts, mentioned there under, namely:-

1. Bangalore (Rural 1. Mysore
2. Bangalore 2. Mandya
3. Kolar 3. Chamarajnagar
4. Shimoga 4. Chikamagalur
5. Chitradurga 5. Madikeri
6. Davangere 6. Dakshina Kannada
7. Tumkur 7. Udupi
8. Ramanagara 8. Hassan
9. Chikkaballapura
1. Belgaum 1. Gulbarga
2. Dharwad 2. Bidar
3. Bagalkote 3. Bellary
4. Gadag 4. Raichur
5. Haveri 5. Koppal
6. Bijapur 6. Yadgir

7. Uttara Kannada.

(j) "Employee" or "Municipal Employee" means officer or employee appointed under these rules;

(k) "Form" means a form appended to these rules;

(l) "Government" means the Government of Karnataka;

(m) "Local candidate" means temporary officer or employee not appointed regularly as per rules of recruitment to that service;

(n) "Local Employment Exchange" means the employment exchange, which is notified by the Government in the official Gazette as having jurisdiction over municipal area under the Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Rules, 1960;

(o) "Officer or servant" means an officer or employee employed in an administrative, executive or ministerial capacity in municipalities, other than those borne on the Karnataka Municipal Administrative Service and does not include persons employed in work charged establishment or menial establishment or on daily wages or on contract or consolidated pay or in casual employment;

(p) "Probationer" means an officer or employee appointed or. probation;

(q) "Promotion" means the appointment of an officer or employee from a post or grade of service or class of service to a higher post or higher grade of service or higher class of service;

(r) "Schedule" means Schedule appended to these rules; (s) "Section" means the section of the Act;

(t) "Selection" means selection in accordance with the provisions of these rules.-

(1) After consulting the Commission where such consultation is necessary, or

(2) By the recruitment or selection committee if any appointed for the purpose by the Government, or

(3) By the appointing authority where no recruitment c' selection committee has been appointed, or

(4) By any other authority which the Government m" empower from time to time;

(u) "Service Examinations" means an examination which a Municipal Officer or employee is required to pass under these rules;

(v) "Unit" means all City Municipal Councils, Town Municipal Councils and Town Panchayats which are within the jurisdiction of any particular appointing authority;

(w) "Urban Local Body" means City Municipal councilor Town Municipal Councils or Town Panchayats.



3. Categories and allocation of posts to urban local bodies.- The category of posts and number of posts allocated to urban local bodies shall be as specified in Schedule-I.

4. Appointing Authorities.-(l) Classification of various category of posts in Urban Local Bodies shall be.-

(a) All the posts having pay scale of Rs.14050-25050 and above are classified as Group A.

(b) All the posts having pay scale of Rs.I0800-20025, Rs.11400-21600 and Rs.12000-22050 and above but below the pay scale of Rs.14050-25050 are classified as Group B.

(c) All the posts having pay scale of pay above Rs.4800-7275 to pay scale of Rs.I0000-18150 but below the pay scale of Rs.I0800-20025 are classified as Group C.

(d) All the posts having pay scale of Rs.4800-7275 is classified as Group D.

(2) For various categories of posts, in the Urban local bodies, the "appointing authorities shall be.-

(a) Government, in the case of Group-A posts;

(b) Director of Municipal Administration or an Officer empowered by the Government, in the case of Group-B and C posts;

(c) Deputy Commissioner or an Officer empowered by Government, in the case of Group-D posts.

(3) For the purpose of seniority.-

(a) In respect of Group-A and B, it shall be state-wise Cadre;

(b) In respect of Managers, Revenue Officers, Senior Health Inspectors and Junior Engineers in the Group-C Cadre, it shall be division wise cadre;

(c) In respect of other Group-C cadres it shall be Division-wise Cadre, except for Second Division Assistant, and other equivalent posts carrying pay scale upto Rs.5800-10500;

(d) In respect of Second Division Assistant or equivalent posts carrying pay scale upto Rs. 5800-10500 and Group-D, it shall be District-wise cadre1, except Sanitary Supervisors, Pourakarmikas and Loaders;

(e) In respect of Sanitary Supervisors, Pourakarmikas and Loaders it shall be urban local body wise cadre;

5. Method of recruitment and minimum qualifications.-In respect of each category of posts, scales of pay specified in column (2) of Schedule-II, their number, the method of recruitment and minimum qualifications shall be as specified in the corresponding entries in columns (3), (4) and (5) thereof.

6. Appointment by direct recruitment for Group A, Band C posts.-Subject to the provisions of the Karnataka Public Service Commission. (Conduct of Business and Additional Functions) Act, 1959 and the rules and orders made there under and the special or general orders of the Government, wherever, direct recruitment is specified, as a method of appointment it shall be done through the Karnataka Public Service Commission or by the Directorate of Municipal Administration as the Government may decide from time to time.

7. Recruitment of Group D employees and Pourakarmikas.-The I Government may by special order authorise the Deputy Commissioner of the I District to recruit Group D posts in urban local bodies by calling application from employment exchange or by such other method as Government ma:. j specify from time to time.

8. Application of Pension rules.- The existing pension and family pension rules as specified in Karnataka Civil Service Rules and Karnataka. Government Servants (Family Pension) Rules, shall not be applicable for the employees appointed after 1-4-2006.

9. Leave sanctioning authority.- The authorities specified in column (1) of Schedule V shall be competent to sanction leave to the class of employees and for the period specified in columns (2), (3) and (4) thereof.

10. Appointment by promotion.-(l) Save as otherwise provided, all promotions shall be on the basis of seniority cum merit subject to.-

(a) Reservation in promotion for persons belonging to various categories as provided by the Government in its orders;

(b) Possession of the minimum qualifications specified in Schedule-II;

(c) Completion of the minimum period of qualifying service and satisfactorily completion of probation or officiating period; and

(d) Passing of the Service Examinations prescribed for the promotional post under these rules as specified in Schedule IV.

(2) All appointments by promotion shall be on an officiating basis for a period of one year, which may for reasons to be recorded in writing be extended by the appointing authority for a further period not exceeding one year.

(3) All appointments by promotion...

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