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Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KSEDC) CIN: U74999KL1972SGC002450 
 
 
Standing Orders


  STANDING ORDERS  


1.    GENERAL  

  1.1    APPLICATION

These Standing Orders apply to all persons who come within the definition of ‘Workman’ in the Industrial Employment ( Standing Orders) Act, 1946.
 

 
1.2    DEFINITIONS

In these Standing Orders unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:-

(a)    “Company” means Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited.

(b)    “Management” means the Company’s Managing Director and includes all officers to whom any of the functions, in relation to which the term used in these Standing Orders, is delegated by the Managing Director.

(c)    “Premises” means the factory buildings, Administrative Offices (including Branch Offices) godowns, warehouses, showrooms, store and such other premises ( whether at present existing or that may be established in future) which are used for transacting any of the business of the Company or for keeping any of the properties belonging to the Company and includes vacant places adjacent or appertinent thereto.

(d)    “Workman” means any employee of the Company, who is covered by the definition of “Workman” as per the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act 1946.

(e)    “Permanent Workman” is a workman who has been engaged on a permanent basis and who has been confirmed in any grade or salary after satisfactory completion of the probationary period stipulated in the appointment letter issued to him or by these Standing Orders including breaks due to sickness accidents, leave, lockout, strike ( not being an illegal strike) or involuntary closure of the establishment.

(f)    “Temporary Workman” means and includes a Workman who is engaged for work which is essentially of a temporary nature and likely to be ended within a limited period and also a workman who is engaged for work on a permanent nature but specifically for a short tenure such as workman appointed to a leave vacancy or appointed till a permanent arrangement could be made for other reasons.

(g)    “Probationer” is a workman who is provisionally employed to fill a permanent vacancy in a post and has not completed the probationary period stipulated in his appointment letter or by these standing orders.

(h)    “Trainee/ Apprentice” is a person who is engaged for the purpose of learning work or without stipend/ allowance.

(i)    A “Badli” or “Substitute” is a workman who is appointed in the post of permanent workman or probationer who is temporarily absent.

(j)    A “Casual” workman is one whose employment is of a casual nature.

(k)    “Leave Salary” means the amount paid to a workman for the period spent on leave by him.

(l)    “ Service” means the period during which a workman is employed by the Company and includes the period during which he is on duty as a probationer and / or as a permanent workman as well as on leave duly sanctioned, except extra-ordinary leave for 90 days or more in a calendar year.

(m)    “Day” means a calendar day beginning and ending at midnight but extends upto the end of a shift, where it begins before midnight and ends after midnight.

(n)    “Month” means a calendar month, but for the purpose of calculation of salary and for its payment, if the management prescribes another period in respect of any workman or class or classes of workman, it shall mean such other period.

(o)    “Notice Board” means the board or boards placed in the Time/ Gate Office or any other conspicuous place for the purpose of exhibiting notices issued by the management.

(p)    Masculine includes feminine and the singular includes plural, wherever the context so admits.
 
 
2. SERVICE
 
   
2.1    CLASSIFICATION

The workmen are classified as follows:

(a)    Permanent
(b)    Probationer
(c)    Temporary
(d)    Apprentice Trainee
(e)    Badlis or substitutes
(f)    Casual
 

 
2.2    ADDRESS AND OTHER PARTICULARS

Every workman on joining the service of the Company shall furnish to the Management his address, age, qualifications, personal data such other details with proof thereon as may be prescribed by the management, in such from as may be prescribed. The address give by the workman shall be the address at which he would be resident during his service in the furnished by him shall be duly notified by him to the management as soon as the change take place. The management shall not be liable to take into cognizance nay change that has not been duly notified to the management and any notice or letter sent by post or otherwise to such address as is given by the workman shall be deemed to have been duly served upon and received by the workman concerned.
 

 
2.3    PROBATION

Every workman recruited to the service of the Company on a regular basis shall, unless otherwise specifically mentioned in the appointment order, be on probation for a period, which shall be six months initially, subject to extension for such further period or periods not exceeding six months as may by found necessary by the management from time to time. If the vacancy to which the appointment was made has arisen due to promotion or transfer of another workman, the period of probation shall stand automatically extended till such time as the workman., who previously held the post, gets confirmed in the post to which he was promoted or transferred. The management may terminate at its desecration the service of probationer at any time during or immediately on completion of the period of probation or such further period or periods of extension of probation as may be ordered from time to time and for doing so it shall not be necessary to give any notice or assign any reason or pay any compensation and such termination shall not be deemed to be in any manner a termination in pursuance of any disciplinary action.

If a permanent workman is promoted or transferred to another post otherwise than for a temporary period, he shall be deemed to be on probation in the new post for a period of six months initially subject to extension for a further period not exceeding six months and such person may at any time during or immediately on completion of the probationary period in the new post or such further period or periods of extension as may be ordered, be reverted to his old permanent post and for doing so it shall not be necessary to give any notice but assigning any reason and such reversion will not constitute a reversion as a disciplinary measure. If the vacancy to which a workman is promoted or transferred has arisen due to the promotion or transfer of another workman or other employee, the period of probation of the former shall stand automatically extended till such time as the latter gets confirmed in the post to which he was promoted or transferred.
 

 
2.4    CONFIRMATION

At the end of the probationary period, a workman may be confirmed by the management at their discretion if his performance and conduct and character are found satisfactory during the period of probation; otherwise he shall be discharged from service if he does not hold any permanent post if he holds another permanent post in the company. On confirmation in a higher post, all previous confirmations in lower posts will lapse. No workman shall be confirmed in a post in which another workman holds, a confirmation, which has not lapsed.
 

 
2.5    SENIORITY

The seniority of a workman in a grade shall be reckoned in the following manner:-

(a)    Subject to clause (b) and (c) below, in a accordance with the date of commencement of his service in the grade i.e one who commences his service earlier will have seniority over another who commences service later.
(b)    Subject to (c) below, if more than one workman join at the same time, according to the rank given to them at the selection or promotion.
(c)    If the service of any employee is not continuous i.e. any break in service occurs due to unauthorised absence, overstayal of leave or joining time, any extra-ordinary leave in a year for 90 days or more, suspension etc. Which is not condoned by the management, or strike which is not legal, only the service after the break and which is continuous will be considered for seniority.

(d)    If two or more workmen have the same seniority in a grade the one who had seniority in the next lower grade, if any, on the day of commencement of service in the higher grade, will be considered as senior.

(e)    In the case of a permanent workman, who is on probation in a higher or parallel post, his service in such higher/ parallel post will count for seniority in his confirmed post, and if a workman, whose confirmation in a post has lapsed due to his confirmation in another post, is later reverted to the former post, his service in the latter post, will count for seniority in the former post.
 
   
2.6    TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT

A workman appointed on a temporary basis shall vacate the post at the end of the period for which he is appointed and, if he is appointed till such time as an event may occur, he shall vacate the post on happening of such an event. In such cases, if the temporary workman has already been confirmed in another post, he shall be reverted to the post; otherwise his service shall be terminated; and such termination or revision will not be treated as termination or reversion in the course of any disciplinary action. Temporary service will not confer on the workman any right for continued service or for appointment in the same or in other post in the Company.
 

 
2.7    PROMOTION

Promotion shall be at the discretion of the management. Whether or not a vacancy that has arisen should be filled up by promotion or by outside recruitment will be decided by the management at its discretion. If a vacancy is decided to be filled up by promotion, the basis for the promotion will be seniority, suitability for the post, efficiency, skill, conduct etc. of the workmen in lower posts. The management shall be the judge in such matters. A workman who is promoted shall be holding the post to which he is promoted on probation for a period of six months initially; subject to extension for a further period or periods not exceeding six months as may be found necessary from time to time by the Management.
 

 
2.8    TRANSFER

Every workman shall be liable to be transferred from one post to another, from one department, unit or branch to another, from one type of work to another or from one place to another place according to the discretion of the management without any additional remuneration either by way of increase in pay or allowance, compensation for increased cost of living at the new place of work or any other manner or reason. Workmen are also liable to be transferred to any subsidiary of the Company whether at present existing or that may be established in future or to any other company formed by splitting up or reorganisation of the Company.
 
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