In pursuance of the Presidential Proclamation of the 7th day of October, 1958, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of West Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following rules:—
1. (1) These rules may be called the West Pakistan Government Servants (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1959.
(2) They shall apply to all Government servants other than those in Class IV Service, and rule 12 shall apply to Class IV Government servants, under the rule making control of the West Pakistan Government, when they are on duty or leave or under suspension in Pakistan, provided that they–
(a) entered the service of the Government of West Pakistan on or after the 14th October, 1955 ; or
(b) elect to be governed by them under sub-rule (3), and when so applicable, these rules shall be in substitution of the corresponding provisions of the rules under which they were governed before the issue of these rules.
Rule 13 shall be applicable to such Government servants during the period they are on duty abroad.
Government servants who entered service before the 14th October, 1955, may elect to continue to be governed by the existing Medical Attendance Rules applicable to them or to accept these rules. The option given by this sub-rule shall be exercised within a period of 6 months from the date of publication of these rules in the West Pakistan Gazette and shall be communicated in writing to the Accounts Officer/Controlling Officer concerned in the case of Gazetted Officers, and to the appointing authority in the case of non-gazetted staff, and once so exercised shall be final. Government servants who do not exercise the option within the aforesaid period shall be deemed to have finally opted for the existing rules.