Village /Ward Secretariat Functionaries – Departmental Exams for Declaration of Probation – orders
Rc.No: 69/D/2021 Dated: 03/08/2021
It is to submit that Government established 15004 Village/ Ward Secretariats for effective implementation of welfare programmes and to improve delivery of services at the
doorstep of citizens with due transparency and accountability. Accordingly, Village/Ward level Secretariat functionaries were recruited, positioned and are functioning from Village/ Ward Secretariats. The probation of these employees needs to be declared after completion of 2 years of service.
Earlier it was contemplated to conduct a Credit Based Assessment System examination for all the Village / Ward Secretariat employees and the successful
candidates would be eligible for declaration of probation. However, after careful examination, it is decided to conduct only department tests through APPSC and no additional common examination and no Credit based assessment test shall be conducted for the functionaries.
Further, the Departments who have prescribed departmental tests as per the service rules prescribed are requested to conduct the exams regularly through APPSC and are requested to follow the existing practice for declaring probation.
The Departments who have not prescribed Departmental tests are requested to identify and prescribe the relevant Department tests to be conducted by APPSC similar to the existing employees of equivalent scale/work nature in their respective departments.