Appointment is made on probation for a period of 2 years provided that this period may be extended if the officer on probation has not qualified for confirmation by passing the prescribed departmental examination, repeated failures to pass the departmental examination within a period of three years will involve loss of appointment or as the case may be reversion to the permanent post on which he holds a lien under the rules applicable to him prior to his appointment to the service.
If in the opinion of Government or the Comptroller and Auditor General, as the case may be, the work or conduct of an officer on probation is unsatisfactory or shows that he is unlikely to become efficient. Government may discharge him forthwith or as the case may be revert him to the permanent post on which he holds a lien under the rules applicable to him prior to his appointment to the service.
On the conclusion of his period of probation Government or the Comptroller and Auditor General, as the case may be, may confirm the officer in his appointment or if his work or conduct has in the opinion of Government or the Comptroller and Auditor General, as the case may be, been unsatisfactory Government may either discharge him from the service or may extend his period of probation for such further period as Government may think fit, provided that in respect of appointments to temporary vacancies there will be no claim to confirmation.
In view of the possibility of the separation of Audit from Accounts and other reforms the constitution of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service is liable to undergo changes and any candidate selected for that Service will have no claim for compensation in consequence of any such changes and will be liable to serve either in the separated Accounts Offices under the Central or State Governments or in the Statutory Audit Offices under the Comptroller and Auditor General and to be absorbed finally if the exigencies of service required it in the cadre on which posts in the separated Accounts offices under the Central or State Governments may be borne.
The Indian Audit and Accounts Service carries with it a definite liability for service in any part of India as well as for field service in or out of India.
Scales of Pay
- Junior Time Scale PB-3 15600-39100 + 5400
- Senior Time Scale PB-3 15600-39100 + 6600
- Junior Administrative Grade PB-3 15600-39100 + 7600
- Non-functional Selection Grade of JAG PB-4 37400-67000 + 8700
- Sr. Administrative Grade PB-4 37400-67000 + 10000
- Pr. AG/DG HAG 67000-79000 (annual increment @ 3%)
- Addl. Deputy C & AG HAG+ 75500-80000 (annual increment @ 3%)
- Deputy C & AG Apex Scale 80000 (fixed)
Probationary Officers will start on the Minimum of the time scale of I.A. and A.S. and will count their service for increments from the date of joining.
The Officers on probation may be granted the first increment with effect from the date of passing Part I of the departmental examination or on completion of one years’s service which ever is earlier. The second increments may be granted with effect from the date of passing Part II of the departmental examination or on completion of two years service whichever is earlier. The third increment raising the pay to Rs. 8825 per month will be granted only on the completion of 3 years’ service and subject to satisfactory completion of the specified period of probation or such other conditions as may be laid down.
The pay of a Government servant who held a permanent post other than a tenure post, in a substantive capacity prior to his appointment as probationer will however be regulated subject to the provision of F.R. 22-B (I).
IA & AS carries with it a definite liability to serve anywhere in India or abroad.