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An Act to amend the Punjab Regularization of
Service Act, 2018

ACT XXIII OF 2019

PUNJAB REGULARIZATION OF SERVICE (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 13th December, 2019]

No. PAP/Legis-2(30)/2019/2164.–The Punjab Regularization of Service (Amendment) Bill 2019, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on November 20, 2019, and assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on December 10, 2019, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

It is necessary to amend the Punjab Regularization of Service Act, 2018 (XV of 2018) to reduce the period of four years to three years to facilitate the regularization of contract employees and to broaden the scope of the Act to all the contract employees who have continuously been serving as such for a period of three years.

Be it enacted by Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as follows:

1.     Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the Punjab Regularization of Service (Amendment) Act, 2019.

(2) It shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on and from 22 October 2019.

2.     Amendment in Section 1 of Act XV of 2018.–In the Punjab Regularization of Service Act, 2018 (XV of 2018), for brevity cited as ‘the Act’, in Section 1, for sub-section (3), the following shall be substituted:

“(3) It shall apply to all the persons employed on contract in a department, who have completed three years continuous service before or after the commencement of the Act.”.

3.     Amendment in Section 3 of Act XV of 2018.–In the Act, in Section 3, for sub-section (2), the following shall be substituted:

“(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Act, the contract employees who have continuously been serving as such for a period not less than three years shall be eligible to be considered for appointment on regular basis if:

(a)      a regular vacancy allocated for initial recruitment is available for regularization;

(b)      he is qualified for the post;

(c)      he has not been appointed on a special pay package;

(d)      his performance during the period of contract has remained satisfactory; and

(e)      he does not opt to continue as contract employee.”.

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