Government of the Punjab, Finance Department has issued Notification on 8th January 2016 in connection with the Clarification of Assistant & Head Clerk as Gazetted or Non- Gazetted.
According to this Notification, the following queries were asked:
As to whether the upgraded post upgraded from BPS-14 to BPS-16 is to be treated as Gazetted or Non-Gazetted?
As to whether the incumbents of the said post are required to submit their char assumption reports against the respective upgraded post or otherwise?
The case has been examined in the Finance Department and it is 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) Rule, 1974. Now the term “Officer & Official” exists and the same are defined in the Punjab Financial Rules Vol-I as under:
1.28-A: “Officer” means Government Servant holding a post in National Pay Scale No.16 or higher National Pay Scale.
1.28-B: “Official” means a Government servant holding a post in national Pay Scale No.1 to 15.
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.