PB CSR Vol-I Part-I
In the Second chapter of PB CSR Vol-I Part-I Chapter 2 Definitions -CSR. Here are Important Questions Answers of this Chapters.
Q.201 Define the term “Audit Officer”?
Ans. 201 As per rule 2.2 of CSR Vol-1, Part-1, read with note thereunder, the Audit Officer means the head of the office of Audit and Accounts subordinate to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Q.202 Whether the period of Disability Leave is included in the term of Active Service for the purpose of pension?
Ans.202 Vide note below rule 2.3 of CSR Vol-1, Part-1, the period of disability Leave is included in the term of Active Service for the purpose of pension.
Q.203 How the date of death of a Government employee is treated?
Ans.203 Under rule 2.5 of CSR Vol-l, Part-1, the date of death of a Government employee is treated as working day.
Q.204 A Government employee retired voluntarily prematurely under the Punjab Civil Services (Premature Retirement) Rules, 1975. How the date of his retirement shall be treated? (SAS Qn.)
Ans.204 As per proviso to rule 2,5 of CSR Vol-1, Part-1, the date of retirement of the Government employee shall be treated as a non-working day.
Q.205 What should be taken as date of birth of a Government employee, if only year of birth/month and year of birth is known?
Ans. 205 Vide note 2 (a) below 2.5 of CSR Vol-I, Part-1, the date of birth of such a Govemment employee is required to be taken as 1st July of the year/16th of the month of that year respectively
Q.206 The Year of birth of a Government employee is 1948, the month and date being not known. What will be considered his date of birth? When will he retire?
Ans. 206 Vide note 2 (a) below rule 2.5 of CSR Vol-1, Part-1, the date of birth of the Government employee will be considered as 1.7.1948. He will retire on 30.6.2006, vide 3.26 (d) ibid read with explanation thereunder.
Q.207 (a) What are the general principles governing the grant of Compensatory Allowance?
(b) State whether the following are compensatory allowance or not:-
- Daily Allowance
- (ii) Subsistence Allowance.
- (ii) Sumptuary Allowance (SAS 6/94) (5)
Ans 207 (a) Under rule 5.1 of CSR Vol-1, Part-1, the general principles governing the grant of Compensatory Allowance is that it is not on the whole a source of profit to the recipient.
(b) (i) Under rule 2,13 of CSR Vol-1, Part-1, Daily Allowance is Compensatory Allowance.
(ii) Under rule 7.2 (1)(ii)(a) ibid, Subsistence Allowance is allowed to a Government employee under suspension in lieu of Pay. As such it is not a Compensatory Allowance.
(iii) Under rule 2.13 ibid, Sumptuary Allowance is not a Compensatory Allowance.
Q.208 An Officer drawing pay at Rs. 6,700/- P.M. is saddled with extra work and responsibility in connection with elections. It is proposed to remunerate him by a Compensatory Allowance of Rs. 1,200/- P.M. Comments? (SAS 12/99) (5)
Ans. 208 The proposal is against the provisions of rule 2.13 of CSR Vol-l, Part-1, vide which Compensatory Allowance is granted to any employee to meet personal expenditure necessitated by the special circumstances in which duty is performed. It include TA, D.A etc.
As the Officer is saddled with extra work & responsibility in connection with elections, the proposal should have been for the grant of special pay under rule 2.52 Ibid.
Q.209 Distinguish between Competent Authority & Government?
Ans. 209 Competent Authority means the Administrative Department concerned of Government or any other authority to which such power may be delegated by or under Civil Services Rules While Government means the Punjab Government in the Administrative Department (Rules 2.14 & 2.24 of CSR Vol-1, Part-I).
Q.210 Mr. ‘B’ an employee (Group B) of Punjab Transport Department dies on 30.6.2005 after office hours. He was to be superannuated on same day. Please examine whether insurance amount under GIS will be admissible to his family (SAS 8/05) (5) (SAS 8/97) (5).
Ans. 210 Under rule 2.15 of CSR Vol-1, Part-l, day means Calendar Day beginning and ending at midnight. Therefore, Sh. B was a Government employee up to midnight of 30.6.2005 for which he has drawn pay. As such he died while in service.
Vide para 8 (3) and II (4) of Appendix VII of CSR Vol-ll, the Insurance as well as Saving Fund amounts will be admissible to the family of the deceased employee, as he died while in service.
Q.211 Please state whether leave of any kind can be treated as duty for the purposes of Civil Services Rules?
Ans. 211 Vide note below rule 2.16 (b) of CSR Vol-1, Part-1, no leave of any kind can be treated as duty for the purpose of any rule, unless the contrary is expressly stated therein.
Q.212 Whether step children are included in the term of family of a Government employee?
Ans 212 Under rule 217 of CSR Vol-I, Part-1, stepchildren residing with and wholly dependent upon the Government employee are included in the term of family.
Q.213 Whether major sons & married daughters are included in the term of family of government employee?
Ans. 213 As per provision of note 2 below rule 2.17 of CSR Vol, Part-1, major sons & married daughters so long as they are residing and wholly dependent on the Government employee are included in the term of family of a Government employee.
Q.214 Can two wives be included in the term of “Family” under the Punjab Civil Services Rules? (Asstt. Grade)
Ans 214 According to note 3 below rule 2.17 of CSR Vol-l, Part-l, not more than one wife is included in the term of family under the Punjab Civil Services Rules.
Q.215 (a) A Medical Officer of Government receives RS. 500/- P.M. from a Local Body, with the sanction of Punjab Government, for performance of part time duties in a dispensary of the Municipal Committee. How will you classify this amount? (SAS (12/2001) (5)
(b) Mr. ‘A’ a Surgeon receives Rs. 2000/- P.M. from the Municipal Committee Hoshiarpur, with the sanction of the Punjab Government, for performance of part time duties in the Municipal Dispensary. How should this amount be classified? (SAS 12/98) (5)
Ans 215 Under rule 2.18 of CSR Vol-1, Part-1, the amounts received by the Medical Officer/Surgeon from the Local Body/Municipal Committee, with the sanction of Govemnent, will be classified as fee.