CANARA BANK OFFICERS'
( Affiliated to AIBOC )
( Affiliated to AIBOC )
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SECTION <> INDEX : STAFF : 8
PERSONNEL WING : 112 : J C ROAD <> DATE : 6th April 1999
HEAD OFFICE : BANGALORE – 2 <> A FEZ
SUB: GUIDELINES UNDER REGULATION 17 OF CANARA BANK
OFFICERS’ SERVICE REGULATIONS 1979 – REQUIREMENT OF RURAL / SEMI-URBAN
POSTING FOR OFFICERS.
Government of India guidelines with regard to compliance of Rural / Semi-Urban
Service for promotion to Middle Management Grade Scale II and III, in terms of
Regulation 17 of Canara Bank Officers’ Service Regulations 1979 (CBOSR 1979),
were operative in respect of promotions effected from 1.6.88 onwards. In terms
of above, an Officer has to put in 7 years of satisfactory service in JMGS I
provided the Officer has put in a minimum of 2 years of service in Rural Branch
for becoming eligible to be considered for promotion to MMGS II. Similarly, for
becoming eligible to be considered for promotion to MMGS III, an Officer has to
put in 5 years of service in MMGS II with a minimum of 3 years in a
have been stipulating, after obtaining permission from the Ministry of Finance,
the above conditions as post promotion condition every year, as providing
opportunity to all the eligible employees to comply with the stipulation before
promotion, was found to be difficult due to the availability of limited number
of Rural/Semi-Urban branches.
the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, after having examined the above
mandatory provision, have advised
the following modifications with regard to compliance of Rural/Semi-Urban
service by the Officers.
The Board of each Bank may formulate a transparent and well defined policy for
ensuring that each Officer of the Bank has sufficient exposure of
Rural/Semi-Urban service atleast for Three years, before his promotion to
Senior Management Grade Scale IV. It should also be ensured that all the
Rural/Semi-Urban branches are adequately manned.
case any Bank wishes to give exemptions from Rural/Semi-Urban posting in view
of specialised nature of duties of certain Officers, they may do so subject to
laying down a well defined and clear cut policy in this regard so as to ensure
that there is no discrimination in giving such exemptions.’
the light of above, we have since formulated a well defined policy for ensuring
that the Officers acquire sufficient exposure of Rural/Semi-Urban service for
atleast 3 years before their promotion to SMGS IV. The instructions as
specified with regard to availability of Managers in all Rural/Semi-Urban
branches were also borne in mind while formulating the policy. The revised
guidelines of the Government have since been adopted and the policy was
approved by the board.
policy guidelines as approved by the Board are furnished here below: (The
requisite service means and include 3 years service in Rural or Semi-Urban or
both in total for a period of 3 years either in JMG Scale I or MMG II or III).
The services rendered in branches
in Rural/Semi-Urban centres shall only be computed for the purpose of
compliance of requisite service. The service rendered at Rural/ Semi-Urban
branches included under the Urban aglomeration centres shall not be counted for
the purpose of stipulated service even if such centres are classified as
Rural/Semi-Urban based on the population of the centre.
Classifications of the branch
shall be as advised by RBI from time to time on the basis of the population of
Branches classified as
Rural/Semi-Urban, situated at the peripheral of Metro/Urban centres but not
within the Urban aglomeration shall be treated as such and the service rendered
in such centres shall be reckoned as requisite service.
The service rendered by an Officer
either in Scale I or Scale II or Scale III
in Rural/Semi-Urban branches or both put together for a period 3 years shall be
treated as the requisite service.
Only the service in the usual
place of work i.e., the branch where the Officer is attached to will be taken
into account for the purpose of the service. In other words, the period of
service on special assignment such as Inspection, Audit etc shall not be
treated as requisite service even though the centre is classified as
The requisite service need not be
for a continuous period of 3 years. However such services can be calculated in
terms of completed months.
Reckoning of the services rendered by the
Officers on deputation to other Organisations:
The services rendered on
deputation at RUDSETI, NFRD projects, other Organisation irrespective of the
fact whether the place of work is classified as Rural/Semi-Urban shall not be
construed as requisite service.
the services rendered at RRBs, Farmers’ Co-operative Societies (FCS),
District Industries Centre (DIC) shall be counted as requisite service provided
the actual place of posting is at Rural/Semi-Urban Centre and at a branch in
the case of RRBs.
In the case of services rendered
at extension counters, the classification of the main branch to which the
extension counter is attached shall be the basis for computation of requisite
service i.e. if the main branch is situated in a Rural/Semi-Urban centre, the
services rendered at extension counter shall also be treated as requisite
service even if the extension counter is situated in centres other than
Rural/Semi-Urban centre but outside the Urban aglomeration. Similarly, if the
main branch is situated in Urban/Metro centres and the extension counter is
situated in Rural/Semi-Urban centres, the services rendered at extension
counter shall not be treated as requisite service.
Specialist Officers such as Law Officers, Technical Field Officers, Junior
Economists, Chartered Accountants, Financial Analysts, Computer Programmers,
Security Officers, O L Officers, System Managers etc., recruited as such and
continuing as such shall be exempted from compliance of Rural/Semi-Urban
service so long as they continue as Specialist Officers and opt for promotion
under separate career path in vogue in the Bank.
Specialist Officers recruited and continuing as such shall be required to
undergo the requisite service in case they opt for switch over to Generalist
Officers shall also undergo the requisite Rural/Semi-Urban service.
Officers belonging to Physically
a case to case basis, the Officers belonging to Physically Handicapped category
may be considered for exemption from compliance of Rural / Semi-Urban service
provided the Competent Authority is satisfied with the background of the
Officers working in Specialised Areas.
Competent Authority may consider extending relaxation to the Officers working /
handling specialised nature of work/job such as FOREX DEALINGS, EDP CPPD,
INVESTMENTS, MERCHANT BANKING or such other departments as such from compliance
of Rural/Semi-Urban service subject to the following:
In case the Officer working in the
above departments have not complied with the requisite service before
promotion, the compliance of requisite service in their cases may be relaxed by
the Competent Authority so long as they continue in the same set up.
If the Officer has already
completed 5 years at the time of promotion in a specialized set up, the
relaxation shall be by exception. Otherwise, all Officers will be required to
undergo the requisite service immediately on promotion in case they have not
complied with the requisite service before promotion.
In case the Officers has not
completed 5 years tenure in the specialised area, subject to the permission
from the Competent Authority, the relaxation can be considered to the extent of
The Officers if permitted
relaxation from compliance of Rural/Semi-Urban service by the Competent
Authority shall be required to comply with the requisite service before they
become eligible for promotion to the next higher scale/grade.
Officers recruited under Sports category or otherwise shall be exempted from
compliance of requisite service by the Competent Authority so long as they
remain active in the sports/games field / coaching at National / International
Level in the recognised games. However, the Officers will be required to
acquire the exposure in Rural/Semi-Urban Centres as when they cease to play at
the level indicated if the Officer is working in the relevant scales.
games indicated by Banks’ Sports Board of Indian Bank Association would be
treated as recognised games.
the services on account of change of classification of the centre on population
an Officer is posted to a Rural/Semi-Urban branch on promotion for compliance
of requisite service, and if the centre is reclassified as Urban during the
course of the term, the entire service of 3 years put in by him at the above
centre shall be treated as requisite service for the purpose under the
of shortfall in requisite service:
Officer is required to acquire Rural/Semi-Urban branch exposure for a minimum
of 3 years before becoming eligible for consideration to promotion to SMG Scale
IV. As such, all Officers except those who have been specifically exempted
under this policy as enumerated shall undergo the requisite service for the
full term of 3 years. However, in case of any administrative exigencies, the
Officer could not complete the requisite service of 3 years and there is a
shortfall not exceeding 90 days, the shortfall in such cases could be waived by
the Competent Authority on case to case basis depending upon the merits of
individual cases. The Competent Authority for the purpose shall be Board of
Competent Authority wherever the context so provides under the policy shall be
the Chairman and Managing Director.
for providing opportunity for compliance of requisite service:
shall be the endeavor of the Bank to post all the Officers / Managers to the
Rural / Semi-Urban branches there by providing opportunity to acquire exposure
in Rural/Semi-Urban branches before they become eligible for consideration for
promotion to SMGS IV.
Officers selected for promotion to MMGS II and MMGS III shall be posted to
Rural/Semi-Urban branches immediately on promotion in case they have not
complied with the requisite service earlier.
if the Officers have complied with the requisite service of 3 years, the Bank
can at its discretion post the Officers/ Managers at Rural/Semi-Urban branches
depending upon the administrative requirement and exigencies.
above policy shall be implemented with immediate effect.
the Officer employees are requested to make a note of the policy guidelines and
ensure that they comply with the requisite service at the earliest, as it will
be a stipulated hereafter to become eligible for consideration for promotion to