(1) Every officer on appointment to the service either by direct recruitment or by promotion in the grade of Junior Time Scale of the service shall be on probation for a period of two years:
Provided that the Controlling Authority may extend the period of probation in accordance with the orders or instructions issued by the Government from time to time in this regard:
Provided further that any decision for extension of probation period shall be taken ordinarily within eight weeks after the expiry of the previous period of probation and communicated in writing to the concerned officer together with the reasons for so doing within the said period.
(2) On completion of period of probation or any extension thereof, the officers shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment be retained in his appointment on regular basis and be confirmed in due course against the available substantive vacancy.
(3) 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-
(a) if he was appointed by direct recruitment, discharge him from the service;
(b) if he was appointed by promotion, revert him to the post held by him immediately before such appointment.
(4) During the period of probation or any extension thereof, the officer may be required by the Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions and to pass such examinations and tests as the Government may consider necessary as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.
(5) As regards other matters relating to probation, the members of the service will be governed by the orders or instructions issued by the Government from time to time in this regard.
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