IEP Chandigarh, December 14
Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief minister, Sh. Manohar Lal held here today accorded approval to a proposal regarding an Amendment in Haryana Chowkidara (Watchman) Rules, 2013 to provide for an Appellate Authority against the orders passed by the Deputy Commissioner and to grant benefit of Employee Provident Fund (EPF) for Gramin Chowkidars.
These rules may be called the Haryana Chowkidara (Watchman) Amendment Rules, 2022.
In the Haryana Chowkidara (Watchman) Rules, 2013 (hereinafter called the said rules), after rule 7, the rule namely, “7(A) Appeal against order of Deputy Commissioner- A person aggrieved by an order passed by the Deputy Commissioner under rule 7 may within a period of Thirty days from the date of such order, prefer an appeal to the Commissioner. The Commissioner may after hearing the appeal, confirm, vary or reverse the order. The decision of the Commissioner shall be final”, has been inserted.
Furthermore, in the said rules, in rule 12, for sub-rule (1), sub-rule namely, “Every Village Watchman shall receive per month an honorarium as fixed and notified by the Government from time to time alongwith Employee Provident Funds benefits which shall be governed by provisions of the Employee Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (Central Act 19 of 1952)”, has been substituted.