28. Transfer of service of existing employees.-
(1) On and from the date of commencement of this Act, every employee holding a post in the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, before that date, shall hold the post in the Institute by the same tenure, and upon the same terms and conditions of service including remuneration, leave, provident fund, retirement and other terminal benefits as he would have held such post as if this Act had not been passed and shall continue to do so as an employee of the Institute for a period of 1[three and one-half years] from the date of the commencement of this Act, unless he, within the said period of1[three and one-half years], opts not to be an employee of the Institute or until his tenure, remuneration or other terms and conditions of service are duly altered by the regulations:
Provided further that] the officers of the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry belonging to the Central Health Service, who opts to be an employee of the Institute then, his appointment, pay, allowances and other terms and conditions of service shall be such as may be prescribed.
(2) Every person, who opts not to be an employee of the Institute within the period so specified, shall be governed by the rules and orders as are applicable to the Central Government officers and employees of equivalent rank.
(3) Subject to the provisions of this section, the tenure, remuneration and other terms and conditions of service including pension of any employee of the Institute shall not be altered to his disadvantage without the previous approval of the Central Government.