A Government Servant must always apply through proper channel for another job. It is very important for a Govt Servant. If he/she does not do so then he/she will have to repent on it in future when he/she will have to face the loss of previous service. If an employee doesn't apply for a job through proper channel his previous service is not counted and neither is he entitled to pay protection. In this way he/she not only loses his/her previous service but also he/she will not be able to protect his previous pay. If he/she is drawing some Adhoc Relief Allowances, he/she will also lose the benefit of these allowances. He/she will only draw his fresh pay and allowances in this situation.
I have seen that many employees did not know the reality of “Applying through Proper Channel”, they applied directly for a new job and in this way their previous pay and allowances were not counted. In the same way they also could not able to count their previous service. An employee of Punjab Department did not apply through proper channel and his previous service about 5 years was not counted and thus also his pay was not protected.
Here is an other important point that when ever you relieve from your previous department to join new one, always get your LPC, Relieving Report and also the Service Book duly countersigned by the concerned CMA/Accounts Office.
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