2. Definitions.-

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:-

2(a) 'Commission' means the Union Public Service Commission;

2(b) 'disciplinary authority' means the authority competent under these rules to impose on a member of the service any of the penalties specified in rule 6;

2(c) `Government' means-

(i) in the case of a member of the Service serving in connection with the affairs of a State, or who is deputed for service in any company, association or body of individuals whether incorporated or not, which is wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Government of a State, or in a local authority set up by an Act of the Legislature of a State, the Government of that State;

(ii) in any other case, the Central Government;

2.2(d) member of the service means a member of an All-India Service as defined in Section 2 of the All India Service Act, 1951 (61 of 1951).

2.3(dd) Probationer means a person appointed to the Service on probation;

2.(e) 'State Government concerned' in relation to a joint cadre, means the Government of all the States for which the joint cadre is constituted and includes the Government of a State nominated by the Government of all such States to represent them in relation to a particular matter.

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