Download THE PUNJAB CIVIL SERVANTS (APPOINTMENT & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) RULES, 1974. Appointment to posts shall be made by promotion, transfer or initial recruitment, as may be prescribed by the Government in relation to the posts in a grade from time to time where as a result of retrenchment in, or re-organization of a Government Department / office or an Autonomous or Semi-Autonomous Organization set up by the Government, certain posts or cadres are abolished and Government decides, by a special order, to absorb persons rendered surplus in consequence thereof, such persons may be absorbed against such posts in such manner and on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Government. The appointment shall be made from among such persons possessing such qualifications and fulfilling such other conditions as may be prescribed by the Government from time to time. Where an appointing authority other than the Chief Minister does not accept the recommendation of a committee or a board, it shall record reasons thereof and obtain orders of next higher authority and act accordingly.