Chandigarh Monday, Feb 4 2008 IST Haryana Cabinet today approved the new service rules to be known as Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch) Rules, 2008 that would come into force from the date of their publication in the official gazette. The cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today gave its nod to the proposal which had been necessasitated because the state so far had been following the Punjab Civil Service (Executive Branch) Rules, 1930 whose certain provisions had outlived their utility, an official release said. Under the new rules, the strength and composition of the Haryana Civil Service (HCS) cadre will be determined by the Government from time to time and re-examined every three years. The Chief Secretary shall maintain four registers of accepted candidates which included Register A-1 of District Revenue Officers/Tahsildars, Register A-II of members of Group C service, Register B of people accepted as candidates as a result of a competitive examination for the post of HCS (Executive Branch) and Register C of District Developlment and Panchayat Officers/Block Development and Panchayat Officers. According to these rules, District Development and Panchayat Officers would also be eligible for appointment in service from Register C. Now, the government would not be able to change the essential qualifications, except age, for appointment from Registers A-I, A-II and C. It has been decided to increase the period of continuous government service from five years to eight years. The employees of certain state public sector undertakings would be no more eligible for appointment from Register A-II, Except graduate of a recognised University. The Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management shall, by a date to be determined by the Government, prepare a list of District Revenue Officers/Tahsildars not more than five times of the number of vacancies and submit the same for the consideration of a Committee with Chief Secretary as Chairman.