Office of the Accountant General Punjab has issued the official notification on 6th April 2021 in connection with admissibility of Premature Increments on Promotion from PST To EST.
Premature Increments on Promotion Rules 2021
It is informed that, prior to 2014, as per the Punjab Education Department Recruitment Rules 1987, the post of EST was filled by direct recruitment. There was no provision for 50% in-service promotional quota reserved for Primary School Teachers (PSTs) against the post of ESTs. Later on with the approval of competent authority, S&GAD formulated new service rules of school teachers tilted. “The Punjab School Education Department (School Education) Services Rules 2014” vide Govt of the Punjab, S&GAD Department Notification No.SOR-III(S&GADI19/2004(P), dated 14.03.2014.
According to which the post of EST was declared promotional post and further all PSTs had to be promoted to the post of EST in the light of new service rules ibid. The position has also been clarified vide Govt. of the Punjab Finance Department order No. FD.PR.21-28/16, dated 18.01.2017 (copy enclosed), You are advised to look into the matter and resolve the matter at the earliest under intimation to the Focal Person complaint Cell (Citizen Portal).