Download INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE BOOK — A Service Book must be opened for every Government servant on his first entry into Government service, as to maintain a complete and authentic record of his/ her service career. The Service Book should be maintained in duplicate and kept in the custody of the Head of the Office in which the Government servant is serving and transferred with him from office to office. For the sake of reference, the original Service Book should be made use of and the duplicate copy should be kept up to‐date in reserve and taken out only when it may be absolutely necessary to do so, such as for making entries corresponding to those made in the original Serviced Book or in the event of loss or misplacement of the original Service Book