Today I am going to explain the main points in connection with the seniority list. While preparing the seniority there are many points that must be kept in mind so that the accuracy may be maintained in the seniority list. There may be some other points in complicated cases but I am mentioning below some salient points in connection with the seniority.
Seniority for the employees who are appointed vide the same letter/notification
If many employees are appointed vide the same letter or notification then there are some times clearly written that the seniority of the newly appointed employees will be according to the serial number. The employee at the serial No. 1 will the senior of all and at the last number will be junior of all provided the employee joins the duty at due date.
If any employee joins later, then he will be junior to those who join their duty earlier.
If employees join on the same date then there is no difference of their seniority but the condition is that there should be clearly written that the seniority will be according to the serial number.
Seniority for the employees who join on the same date
If there is no above mentioned condition of serial number then if two employees join on the same date then the person who is older will be senior to the person who is younger.
Seniority for the employees who are promoted
The promoted employees will be kept at the bottom of the seniority of the employees of who are already in the same scale. If one person is appointed directly and the other is promoted on the same date, then the promotee will be senior.
If one employee is appointed 1st in a certain pay scale and the promotion of other employee occurs after that date then the 1st appointee will be senior to the promotee.
The seniority of all the promoted employees is according to their earlier seniority list in the previous scale. It means their seniority list will be according to the promotion list as the promotion list is prepared according to the seniority.
There will be no difference in seniority if any promotee employee joins later than the other promotee employee. There seniority will always be according to their promotion list.
Seniority of the employees who are re-appointed
The seniority of the re-appointed employee will be according to his/her new appointment. His previous seniority will not be considered. The conditions for his/her seniority will be the same as mentioned for the “seniority for the employees who are appointed vide the same letter/notification” and “seniority for the employees who join on the same date.”
Seniority of the employees who are regularized
The employees who are regularized are kept at the bottom from their date of regularization, of seniority of the employees that are earlier in the same pay scale.
There may be some times other terms and conditions in connection with seniority list.
In the case of persons appointed otherwise, with reference to the dates of their continuous appointment in the grade; provided that if the date of continuous appointment in the case of two or more persons appointed to the grade is the same, the older if not junior to the younger in the next below grade, shall rank senior to the younger person.
For full details Download from below link the Chapter Seven of Seniority List Rulings.