Abolition of Central Testing Laboratories
[36. (1) Upon the establishment of the Institution,-
(a) the laboratories known as the Central Testing Laboratories belonging to the Government, hereinafter referred to as the said Laboratories, shall stand abolished;
(b) all assets and properties and all rights, liabilities and obligations of the Government in relation to the said Laboratories shall, unless the Government otherwise directs, be transferred to, and vest in, the Institution;
(c) all officers and other employees of the said Laboratories shall stand transferred to the Institution, but shall continue to be Government servants and hold their office or service in the Institution on deputation and be governed in respect of all matters relating to the terms and conditions of their service by the laws, rules and regulations applicable to Government servants:
Provided that any such officer or employee may, within such period as may be specified by the Government by order, exercise his option not to continue as Government servants, where upon such officer or employee shall cease to be Government servant and shall become officer or employee of the Institution and shall serve the Institution on the same terms and conditions as were applicable to them immediately before their transfer to the Institution unless such terms and conditions are altered, not being to their disadvantage, by the Institution.
(2) All officers and other employees holding their office or service in the Institution under clause(c) of sub-section (1) shall be eligible for promotion to any post of the Institution and for that purpose a common seniority list of all officers and other employees of the Institution shall be prepared by the Institution.
(3) The Institution shall bear all expenses required for, and in connection with, the pay, provident fund, gratuity, pension and other financial benefits of the officers and other employees holding their office or service in the Institution under clause (c) of sub-section (1).]