Works carried out by departmental labour

122. Under "labour" is included all bona fide manual labour employed—

F.M.V. 7.

(a) on the reaping, collection, fashioning, removal, transport, and sale of forest produce;

(b) on the feed and keep of cattle;

(c) on the construction and maintenance of tools and plant;

(d) on the construction and maintenance of communications and buildings;

(e) on the demarcation, improvement, extension and protection of forests, including subject to the conservator’s sanction, surveyors and draftsmen employed on a definite piece of work;

(f) on the formation and maintenance of nurseries and plantations;

(g) on field work in connection with the compilation of working plans; and

(h) on any other kind of work sanctioned by the conservator.

123. The following classes of employees will be classed under "labour":

F.M.V. 7.

Coolies’ mates.

Fire watchers.

Stump markers.

Boatmen (excluding crews of permanently maintained steamers and boats).



Men specially employed for enumerating trees

Such other classes as may be authorized from time to time by the Chief Conservator.

F.M.V. 7.

124. The following menials are not included in labour and will be charged to office contingencies:

Khalasis (see paragraph 2207, Manual of Government Orders), runners, punkha coolies, garden coolies, sweepers, menials for supplying drinking water, dusting offices or cleaning rest-houses, fodder cutters for elephants.

F.A.C. 38.

125. For works executed by labourers, whether paid by the day or otherwise, a muster roll in form no. 13 (E-19) must be kept showing the names of labourers, the number of days they have worked, the rate of pay and the amount due to each. This nominal muster-roll is the initial record of the labour employed each day on each work and must be written up daily by the subordinate deputed for the purpose.

F.A.C. 39.

126. Payments on muster rolls should be made or witnessed by the officer of highest standing available, who should certify to the payments individually or by groups by a distinctive mark, his initials or signature. The amount paid on each date should be noted in words as well as in figures at the foot of the muster roll.

F.A.C. 40. F.M.V. 7(b) and 239

127. After payment, an abstract should in the case of labourers paid at daily rates be prepared in form no. 14 (E-20), wherein the amount paid should be certified. In the case of labourers employed at a monthly rate of pay, a general voucher in form no. 18 (E-21), should be prepared. These forms will be the vouchers in support of the charge to be sent to the Principal Auditor. Both the original muster roll and the abstract should be sent to the divisional office with the range or subordinate accounts. Copies will not ordinarily be kept in the subordinate office.

128. The pay of labourers will be charged in the accounts to the appropriate head according to Appendix II.

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