Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Service Rules

Government issued the Special Rules for the Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Service. Subsequently, certain amendments were issued by upgrading / substituting and creating of certain posts and for method of appointment and tenureAndhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Service Rules.

Government have upgraded the post of Deputy Director (Administration) to that of Joint Director ( Non-Cadre) and the G.O. 13th read above one Assistant Accounts Officer post was sanctioned among other additional posts, and in the G.O. 17th read above, the posts of Additional Superintendents of Police (NonCadre) posts were created by surrendering of Sub-Inspector posts. In the G.O. 15th read above, one additional post of Legal Advisor-cum- Special Public Prosecutor was created in lieu of the permanent post of Deputy Director (Forests) in Anti-Corruption Bureau. But necessary amendments in Anti-Corruption Bureau Special Rules have not been issued to these posts.

Government have accorded administrative sanction to the Director General, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada for additional posts of 350 (300 posts on regular basis and 50 posts on outsourcing) for strengthening the Bureau.

Director General, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada has stated that among other posts, the Government vide G.O. 21st read above, have sanctioned the post of Deputy Director (Administration) and the said post is a second level gazetted post and equivalent to the post of Chief Administrative Officer in the Police Department. While proposing the method of appointment for the said post, he has requested the Government to incorporate the said post and its method of appointment in the ACB Special Rules, issued vide G.O. 1st read above.

Government, after careful examination of the proposal of the Director General, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada and further correspondence that has taken place in the matter, and keeping in view of the subsequent amendments made to the G.O. Ms. No. 100, General Administration (SC.D) Department, dated 26.2.1992 and also the posts upgraded, created and deleted etc. the Government have decided to issue the said rules suitable, duly incorporating all the amendments hither to made.

Accordingly, the following Notification shall be published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette:

NOTIFICATION In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution of India and of all other powers hereunto enabling and in supersession of the Special Rules issued earlier in G.O. Ms. No. 100, General Administration (SC.D) Department, dated 26.02.1992 as subsequently amended and any orders / Notifications issued earlier on the subject, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following Special Rules for the Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau Service.

  1. Short title :- These rules shall be called as the Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau Service Rules, 2019.
  2. Constitution :- The Service shall consist of the following classes and categories of posts in the Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau Service.

CLASS A:
Category (1) : Joint Director (Non-cadre)
Category (2) : Additional Superintendent of Police (Non-cadre)
Category (3) : Deputy Director (Revenue)
Category (4) : Deputy Director (Engineering)
Category (5) : Deputy Superintendent of Police
Category (6) : Deputy Executive Engineer / Assistant Executive Engineer
Category (7) : Inspector

CLASS B:
Category (1) : Chief Legal Advisor
Category (2) CLASS C: : Legal Advisor-cum-Special Public Prosecutor including Government Counsel and Additional Government Counsel.
Category (1) : Deputy Director (Accounts)
Category (2) : Deputy Director (Administration)
Category (3) : Administrative Officer (Special Branch)
Category (4) : Assistant Director (Administration)
Category (5) : Assistant Accounts Officer
Category (6) : Managers (Special Branch)
Category (7) : Computer Programmer

  1. Method of Appointment and Appointing Authority :-
    Subject to the other provisions, in these rules the method of appointment and Appointing Authority shall be as mentioned in Column (2) and (3) against each class / category in Column (1) of the table below: Table
    Period of tenure :-

(a) The appointment on tenure to any post in the service shall not ordinarily be for more than (5) years at a time.
(b) Provided that if any officer, who is promoted on out of turn seniority basis in the parent Department, the total tenure shall not exceed three years.
(c) Provided further that nothing in this rule shall preclude the Government or the Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau, as the case may be, to repatriate the officers taken on tenure to their parent department before expiry of the specified period of tenure, if it is considered necessary in public interest.
(d) Provided also that if the appointment on tenure to the post viz., Deputy Director (Administration) in the service shall not ordinarily be for more than one (1) year at a time.

Qualifications :-

No person shall be eligible for appointment to the categories specified in column (1) of the Annexure to these rules by the method specified in column (2) unless he / she possesses the qualifications specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) thereof.

Every person appointed to any of the posts either by promotion or by transfer ( not by transfer on tenure) shall, from the date on which he commences probation be on probation for a total period of one (1) year on duty within a continuous period of (2) two years.
Class / Category / Post Method of Appointment Appointing
Authority CLASS – A Category (1)

Joint Director ( Noncadre) By transfer / on tenure of a Superintendent of Police ( Non-cadre) of Police Department Government
Category (2)

Additional Superintendent of Police By transfer / on tenure of an Additional Superintendent of Police of Police
Department Government
Category (3)

Deputy Director
(Revenue) By transfer / on tenure of Special Grade
Deputy Collector of Revenue Department Government
Category (4)
Deputy Director
(Engineering) By transfer / on tenure of an Executive Engineer of R & B Department or Water
Resources Department Government
Category (5)
Deputy Superintendent of
Police By transfer / on tenure of a Deputy Superintendent of Police of Police
Department Government
Category (6)
Deputy Executive
Engineer / Assistant Executive Engineer By transfer / on tenure of Deputy Executive Engineer or Assistant Executive Engineer of Roads & Buildings Department or Water
Resources Department Government
Category (7)
Inspector By transfer / on tenure of Inspectors of Police of Police Department. Director
General, AntiCorruption Bureau.
CLASS – B

Category (1)
Chief Legal Advisor i. By transfer on tenure of a District and Sessions Judge, Grade-II of Judicial Department or by deputation of an officer of comparable rank in a similar organization in the Government of India.

Government

ii. By retired District and Sessions Judge Grade-II having requisite qualifications to be appointed as Special Public Prosecutor under sub-section (8) of Section 24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 ( Act 2 of 1974) on tenure / contract basis for a period of 3 years, terminable with 3 months notice or cash payment I lieu thereof.

iii. By practicing advocate having requisite qualification for appointment as Special Public Prosecutor under Sub-section (8) of Section 24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 ( Act 2 of 1974) on tenure / contract basis for a period of 3 years, terminable with 3 months notice or cash payment in lieu thereof.

Category (2) (a) Legal Advisor-cum-Special Public
Prosecutor
i. By appointment either by transfer on a tenure basis of a District Munsiff of the Judicial Department or Additional Public Prosecutor Grade-I / Joint Director or Additional Public Prosecutor Grade-II or Senior Assistant Public Prosecutor or Assistant Public Prosecutor with requisite qualifications as laid down under subsection (8) of Section 24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 ( Central Act 2 of 1974) or by appointment on contract basis for a period not exceeding three years, from among the Advocates having practice of not less than ten years. Government

ii. If no suitable persons are available by the method mentioned at (i) above, appointment on deputation basis from among the members of the prosecuting staff of comparable rank in similar organizations in the State like Crime Branch of Central Investigation Department, Intelligence, Vigilance organizations and Central Organizations like Central Bureau of
Investigation.

(b) Government Counsel and Additional Government Counsel Appointment by transfer on tenure basis of a District Munsiff of the Judicial Department or Additional Public Prosecutor Grade-I / Joint Director or Additional Public Prosecutor Grade-II or Senior Assistant Public Prosecutor or Assistant Public Prosecutor.
CLASS – C

Category (1)
Deputy Director
(Accounts) i. By transfer on tenure of Chartered Accountant/ Cost Accountant working in any State Government Department in a
comparable post, or

Government
ii. By deputation on tenure of Income Tax Officers of Government of India or officers of comparable rank in a similar organization in the Government of India; or
iii. By appointment on contract; or
iv. By appointment on tenure basis of
Chartered / Cost Accountant working in any State Government / Corporation / Government Company.

Category (2)
Deputy Director
(Administration) i. By promotion from the post of Assistant Director (Admn.) O/o the Director General, Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Director
General, AntiCorruption Bureau.
ii. If no suitable or qualified person I the category of Assistant Director (Admn.) is available, by transfer on tenure basis of a “Chief Administrative Officer” from the Office of the Director General of Police.
Category (3)
Administrative Officer
(Special Branch) By promotion from Class C, Category (6) viz., Manager (SB) in ACB. Director
General, AntiCorruption Bureau.
Category (4)
Assistant Director
(Administration) i. By appointment by transfer of Superintendent of the Andhra Pradesh Ministerial services of Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Director
General, AntiCorruption Bureau.
ii. If no suitable or qualified Superintendents are available by transfer on tenure of Gazetted Personal Assistants (Administrative Officer) in the Police Department.
Category (5)
Assistant Accounts Officer By Deputation on tenure of Assistant Accounts Officer from the O/o the
Directorate of Treasuries and Accounts Director
General, AntiCorruption Bureau.
Category (6)
Manager (SB) i. By appointment by transfer of Special
Branch Assistants in Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Director
General, AntiCorruption Bureau.
ii. If no suitable or qualified person in the category of S.B. Assistant is available by transfer on tenure of Managers in the Intelligence Branch of Andhra Pradesh State Police Department.
Category (7)
Computer Programmer By deputation from the Andhra Pradesh Technological Services Limited, on lease-inbasis. Director
General, AntiCorruption Bureau.

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