Download  CONTRACT APPOINTMENT POLICY, 2004  (PUNJAB GOVERNMENT) — The Government has now generally shifted from regular mode of appointment to the contract mode, in view of the changing management practices and to achieve the goals of good governance in public sector departments/organizations. Despite this major shift in policy, no legal/policy framework, governing various aspects of contract appointment, is available except the general guidelines issued by Finance Department regarding terms and conditions of contract appointment. As a result, a number of confusions keep arising, especially with respect to the contract appointments of persons who are already working on regular basis in the Government sector.