Part XIV
Article 314

Provision for protection of existing officers of certain services

Omitted by the Constitution (Twenty-eighth Amendment) Act, 1972, s. 3 (w.e.f. 29-8-1972).

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Except as otherwise expressly provided by this Constitution, every person who having been appointed by the Secretary of State or Secretary of State in Council to a civil service of the Crown in India continues on and after the commencement of this Constitution to serve under the Government of India or of a State shall be entitled to receive from the Government of India and the Government of the State, which he is from time to time serving, the same conditions of service as respects remuneration, leave and pension, and the same rights as respects disciplinary matters or rights as similar thereto as changed circumstances may permit as that person was entitled to immediately before such commencement.


Article 314 provided for the continuance of payment of salaries, emoluments and other perks of service for civil servants appointed before independence. The Article was repealed by the Constitution (Twenty-eight Amendment) Act, 1972.