SEEKING ADVICE REGARDING TIME SCALE PROMOTION TIME SCALE PERSONAL UPGRADATION TO OFFICERS (BS. 16 AND ABOVE)
It is submitted that Government of the Punjab, Finance Department vide letter No. FD.PC 40-12/2017 dated 19.4.2019, has permitted for time scale promotion to the next higher scale to the officers/officials who completed 10 years !service in their basic pay scales and have not been promoted due to a few number of posts in the upper tier. Subsequent clarification vide No FD PC 40-12/2017 dated 26-07-2019 has permitted Time Scale Promotion to those officers / officials who have promotion channel available to them.
- The operative para 2 (v & viii) respectively are as:-
- Time Scale promotion is admissible to officers / officials who have completed 10-years in a cadre in which promotion channel is available or on a stagnant post having no promotion channel and they have not join any other cadre or post”.
- It is further added that the benefit of Time Scale Promotion is to the extent of personal up-gradation only.
- Formal promotion in cases where promotion channel is available shall continue to be made in the prescribed manner”.
In the light of above letters (Annex attached), SED, QAED, DPI(SE) & DPI(EE) have issued advices to District Accounts Officers in the Punjab for grant of time scale promotion in the next higher pay scale to certain officials and officers.
Moreover, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the Punjab have also issued advices to District Accounts Officers in the Punjab for grant of time scale promotion in the next higher pay scale to certain officers and officials.
It is submitted that Govt. of the Punjab, Finance Department issued a clarification vide No. FD.PC 40-12/2017 dated 20.12.2019 in which it has defined that “a few number of posts in the upper tier mentioned in Para 1(0)” of Finance Department letter No. vide letter No. FD.PC 40-12/2017.