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West Bengal Information and Cultural Service Rules, 2016

Information & Cultural Affairs

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS

No. 505-ICA(N) Date: 25th February, 2016

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor is pleased hereby to make the following Rules constituting the West Bengal Information and Cultural Service under the administrative control of Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal, namely:-

Rules

1. Short title and commencement

(1) These Rules may be called the West Bengal Information and Cultural Service Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in The Official Gazette.

2. Definitions

In these Rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-

(a) “Appointing Authority”, in relation to the posts included in the West Bengal Information and Cultural Service, shall be the Governor;

(b) “Category” means category of posts mentioned in these Rules;

(c) “Government” means the Government of West Bengal;

(d) “Service” means the West Bengal Information and Cultural Service.

3. Constitution of West Bengal Information and Cultural Service

(1) There shall be constituted an Integrated State Service known as the West Bengal Information and Cultural Service under the administrative control of Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal.

(2) The service constituted under sub-rule (1) shall consist of-

(a) the Assistant Director of information. Assistant Director of Culture, Assistant Director of Film District Information and Cultural Officer, Labour Information Officer, Special District Information and Cultural Officer, Administrative Officers of Paschimbanga Natya Academy, Madhusudan Mancha, Girish Mancha, Minerva Theatre, Paschimbanga Bangla Academy and Folk Entertainment Section; Executive Officer of West Bengal State Music Academy, Production Officer and Media Officer under the administrative control of Information and Cultural Affairs Department. Government of West Bengal, (hereinafter referred to as officers of Category-A);

(b) the Deputy Director of Information, Deputy Director of information (Darjeeling), Deputy Director of Culture, Deputy Director of Films, Chief of the News Bureau and Executive Officer, C inema Centenary Building under the administrative control of Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal (hereinafter referred to as officers of Category-B);

(c) the Joint Director of Information, Joint Director of Culture, Joint Director of Films, Secretary, Paschimbanga Bangla Academy; Secretary, Sishu Kishore Academy under the administrative control of Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal, (hereinafter referred to as officers of Category-C); and

(d) the Additional Director of Information and Additional Director of Culture under the administrative control of Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal, (hereinafter referred to as officers of Category-D).

(3) Every person holding the posts referred to in sub-rule (2) shall, on the date of commencement of these Rules be included in the said service.

By order of the Governor,

ATRI BHATTACHARYA,
Principal Secy. to the
Govt. of West Bengal.

No. 505-ICA dated 25.02.2016