Government of the Punjab, Finance Department has issued the official Notification letter on 31st January, 2020 in connection with grant of time scale personal upgradation 2020.
In continuation to this Department’s letter No.FD.PC.39-14/77(Pt-IV)(APCA/2008)(Provl), dated 08.01.2016 (copy enclosed), it is stated that on grant of Time Scale Personal Up-gradation, following questions have arisen in this regard:-
(i). As to whether, a Govt. servant on award of Time Scale Personal Up-gradation to BS-16 is to be treated as Gazetted or non-Gazetted?
(ii). As to whether the employees on award of Time Scale Personal Up-gradation to BS-16 are required to submit their Charge Assumption Reports or otherwise?
The case has been examined in the Finance Department and it is again clarified that the term “Gazetted and Non-Gazetted” has since been dispensed with under Rule 5 of the Punjab Civil Servants (Change in Nomenclature of Services & Abolition of Classes) Rules, 1974. Now the terms “Officer and Official” exist and the same are defined in the Punjab Financial Rules Vol-l as under:
In view of the above, the incumbents of the subject post are officers and they are required to submit their Charge Assumption Reports against respective upgraded post accordingly.