Master Circular on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services
“Consolidate – Modify the instructions and guidelines in relation to probation and confirmation as a Master Circular to provide clarity and ease of reference…”
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 11th March, 2019
Subject: Master Circular on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services- reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.28020/1/2010-Estt.(C) dated 21.07.2014 wherin consolidated instructions on Probation/Confirmation were Issued.
It has been decided to further consolidate/ modify the instructions/ guidelines in relation to probation and confirmation as a Master Circular to provide clarity and ease of reference. The Master Circular issued vide O.M. dated 21.07.2014 has been suitably updated as on date and the same is enclosed. The list of O.M.s which have been referred for consolidation of instructions for this Master Circular is at Appendix.
Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Master Circular on Probation-Confirmation: Period of Probation
“During the period of probation, or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by the Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions and to pass examinations, and tests (including examination in Hindi) as the Government may deem fit, as a condition for the satisfactory completion of probation.”
Master Circular on Probation-Confirmation: Mandatory Induction Training
“In all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of at least two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite, for completion of probation”
Master Circular on Probation-Confirmation: Leave to Probationer
A probationer shall be entitled to leave under the provisions of the Rule 33 of the CCS (Leave} Rules, 1972. If, for any reason, it is proposed to terminate the services of a probationer, any leave which be granted to him shall not extend
Master Circular on Probation-Confirmation: Delinking Confirmation
If, during the. period of probation or any extension thereof, as the case may be, the Government is of the opinion that an officer is not fit for permanent appointment, the Government may either discharge or revert the officer to the post held by him prior to his appointment in the service, as the case may be