Absorption of surplus public servants
5. (1) A surplus public servant shall, as far as practicable, be absorbed in a post carrying the same scale of pay of the post which he held immediately before becoming surplus had carried:
Provided that if a surplus public servant cannot be absorbed in any post which carries same of scale of pay, he may be offered a post carrying lower scale of pay; and if he does not accept the offer, he shall be deemed to have been retired from service with effect from the date he rejects the offer or after thirty days from the date of receipt of the offer, whichever is earlier.
(2) A surplus public servant shall not be absorbed in any post unless he is nominated by the Ministry of Establishment:
Provided that the Ministry of Establishment may authorise a Ministry, Division or a local authority to absorb a surplus public servant in any office under its administrative control.
(3) For the purpose of sub-section (1), no surplus public servant shall be required to sit for any test or examination or to have any particular qualification or length of service or to be within any particular limit of age.
(4) Once a surplus public servant is absorbed in a post under sub-section (1), it shall be final and he shall not be entitled to be re-absorbed in any other post.