Appointments are made on probation for a period of two years, which may be extended at the discretion of the competent authority. Candidates appointed on probation will be required to undergo such training and pass such departmental tests as the administrator of the Union Territory of Pondicherry may prescribe.

If in the opinion of the administrator, the work or conduct of an Officer on probation is unsatisfactory or shows that he is unlikely to become efficient, the administrator may discharge him forthwith or may revert him to his substantive post, if any.

The officer who has been declared to have satisfactorily completed the period of his probation may be confirmed in the Service. If his work or conduct has in the opinion of the administrator been unsatifactory, he may either discharge him from the Service or may extend his period of probation for such further period as the administrator may think fit.

A person recruited on the results of competitive examination shall on appointment to the Service draw pay at the minimum of the scale of pay Rs. 6500-200-10500.

A person recruited on the results of the Competitive Examination shall, on appointment to the Service, draw pay in the entry grade scale of pay only. Provided that if he held a permanent post other than a tenure post in a substantive capacity prior to his appointment to the Service, his pay during the period of his probation in Service shall be regulated under the provisions of sub-rule (1) of Rule 22-B of the Fundamental Rules. The pay and increments in the case of other persons appointed to the Service shall be regulated in accordance with the Fundamental Rules.

Officers of the Service are eligible for promotion to posts in the senior scale of the Indian Administrative Service in accordance with the Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations, 1955.

Officers of the Service are governed by Pondicherry Civil Service Rules, 1967 and such other regulations as may be made or instruction issued by Administratorfor the purpose of giving effect to those rules.