Time Scale Promotion to Officers in BS-16 & Above

Pursuant to a summary approved by the Chief Minister of Punjab, the Finance department has issued notification on 19.04.2019 regarding grant of time scale promotion to the officers in BS-16 and above. Details are as under:

I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to state that the Governor of the Punjab has been pleased to allow Time Scale Promotion twice in their entire service to the officers / officials with effect from 01.02.2019 in the following prescribed manners:

  1. The officers / officials who have served for more than 10 years of service in the same scale even if they have opportunity of promotion, but they are not promoted due to a few number of posts in the upper tier may be up-graded to next scale as personal to them as one time dispensation, subject to the condition that they possess good/satisfactory service record.
  2. The officers in BS-16 and above having stagnant posts may also be allowed Time Scale Promotion on completion of 10 years’ satisfactory service twice in their entire service.

2.       Premature increment is not admissible on grant Of time scale promotion.

3.       All the Departments/ Attached Departments are requested to take further necessary action to implement the above policy.

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4 Responses to "Time Scale Promotion to Officers in BS-16 & Above"

  1. I was Statistical Officer (BS-17). Second class master degree is required for promotion to the next higher tier which is Assistant Director (BS-17 plus Rs. 150/= Per Month as Special Pay). So I was promoted from the rank of Statistical Officer (BS 17) to the rank
    of Assistant Director (BS-17 plus Rs. 150\= Per Month as Special Pay). The next tier of promotion is Deputy Director (BS-18). My department is going to allow time scale promotion in BS-18 to those Statistical Officers (BS-17) having ten years service in BS-17 but cannot be promoted to the rank of Assistant Director (BS-17 plus Rs. 150\= Per Month as Special Pay) because of qualification bar. Whereas Department has rejected my request for time scale promotion in BS-18 on the ground that I have got promotion during these ten years. Can those Statistical Officers ineligible for promotion bypass the next higher tier (Assistant Director) and get time scale promotion of above next higher tier ( Deputy Director) BS-18. I have ten years service in BS-17 ( 6 years as Statistical Officer & 4 years as Assistant Director (BS-17 plus Rs. 150/= Per Month as Special Pay). Am I eligible for time scale promotion BS-18 ? kindly reply through my email.

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    1. Your case is a novel one in terms that promotion usually entails moving one scale up along with assumption of some higher responsibilities. However, in your case you were just retained in the same scale while granting nominal Special Pay amounting Rs.150 per months along with change of nomenclature. Even recent government policy regarding time scale promotion devised a yardstick of continuous 10 years service in the same scale. The wording of the said notification “The officers / officials who have served for more than 10 years of service in the same scale even if they have opportunity of promotion, but they are not promoted due to a few number of posts in the upper tier may be up-graded to next scale as personal to them as one time dispensation, subject to the condition that they possess good/satisfactory service record” is self contradictory in your case because on the one hand you are serving in the same scale and on the other hand you have been granted promotion too. Thus to some extent observation of your department is sound but on the other hand your grievance also needs to be redressed. In the circumstances I will suggest you to approach your department with a request to forward your case to the Regulation Wing of the Government of Punjab for guidance and advice.

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