Lahore—Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Shamail Ahmed Khwaja on Thursday presided over a high level meeting which reviewed up-gradation of technical staff of different departments of Punjab Govt. The meeting after considering the demand of Punjab Civil Secretariat Employees Association and reviewed in detail the recommendations of the sub-committee comprising Secretary Services, Secretary Regulations and Secretary Finance. The meeting accorded approval to the
4-tier formula of up-gradation of the non-gazetted government officials. According to the formula, class–IV employees including gardeners, gatekeepers and sweepers will be given first up-gradation after eight years instead of ten years of service. Second up-gradation will be given after 16 years, third up-gradation after 24 years and fourth up-gradation after completion of 30 years of service. In past, class-IV employees use to get only one up-gradation during the entire service.
Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Shamail Ahmed Khwaja directed the members of the sub-committee to propose amendments in Pro-vincial Service Rules to facilitate the process of up-gradation of technical staff of various provincial departments. He directed that sub-committee should submit its recommendations by June 21st 2016 in this regard.
The committee will also look into the removal of anomaly if Additional Directors General of Excise & Taxation Department are given grade-19 and promotee Senior ETOs be given grade-18 with thrashing out another proposal to upgrade the Excise Inspectors from grade-8 to grade-16 on the pattern of FBR provided they collect a certain amount of revenue. The Sub-committee will also consider to incorporate Marketing Organizers of Social Welfare Department and the lower staff of BOR for up-gradation.