· Pay scales of Clerks, Jr. Assistants, Steno-Typists, Jr. Scale Stenographers substantially enhanced
· Mobile Allowance for all categories of employees
· Special allowance for secretariat employees enhanced
· Employees allowed encashment earned leave alongwith LTC
Chandigarh – The Punjab Government today announced bonanza for majority of employees, substantially enhancing their pay scales, allowing encashment of Earned Leave along with LTC, providing Mobile Allowance for every category of employees besides enhancing special allowance for certain categories of employees of Punjab Civil Secretariat.
According to an official spokesman the Punjab Government has revised the pay scales of Clerks, Jr. Assistants, Steno-Typists and Jr. Scale Stenographers w.e.f 1st October 2011. The Clerks who were earlier in the pay band of 5910-20200 with grade pay of 1900 and initial pay of 7810 w.e.f 1-1-2006 have been put in the pay band of 5910-20200 + GP 2400 with initial pay of 9880 w.e.f 1-10-2011.
Similarly, Jr. Assistants who were in the pay band of 5910-20200 with grade pay of 2800 and initial pay of 11170 w.e.f. 1-1-2006 have been put in the pay scale of 10300-34800 with grade pay of 3200 with initial pay of 13500. The spokesman clarified that the post of clerks in the cadre shall continue to be bifurcated into the posts of Clerks and Jr. Assistants in the ratio of 50:50 and the post of Jr. Assistant would continue to be filled up by placement to the extent of 100% out of clerks who have an experience of working for minimum 5 years in the cadre.
The scales of Steno-Typist that was 5910-20200 with GP 2000 and initial pay of 8240 w.e.f 1-1-2006 has been revised to 5910-20200 + 2400 GP with initial pay of 9880 w.e.f. 1-10-2011. The pay scale of Jr. Scale stenographers that was 5910-20200 + 2800 GP with initial pay of 11170 w.e.f. 1-1-2006 has been revised to 10300-34800 + 3200 GP with initial pay of 13500.
Accepting the recommendations of 5th Punjab Pay Commission the Punjab Government has allowed Mobile Allowance to every category of employee. Group A employee would be allowed Rs. 500 , Group B Rs. 300 , Group C Rs. 150 and Group D Rs. 100 mobile allowance w.e.f 1-10-2011.
The Spokesman said that accepting another recommendation of 5th Punjab Pay Commission, the State Government has allowed employees to encash 10 days’ earned leave at the time of availing Leave Travel Concession after Block of 4 years. He said that the encashment of earned leave would be limited to the extent of 60 days during the entire service carrier and this encashed leave would not be deducted from maximum amount of earned leave encashable at the time of retirement. He said that encashment of earned leave would be admissible without any linkage to number and nature of leave availed for LTC. He said that where both Husband and wife were Government employees, encashment of leave would be admissible to both of them subject to maximum of 60 days for each spouse during entire service carrier. This was applicable for LTC availed after 1-10-2011.
Enhancing the special allowance of certain categories of employees of Punjab Civil Secretariat, the Superintendent would get now Rs. 1200 per mensem, Private Secretary Rs.1200, Personal Assistant Rs. 600, Sr.Assistant Rs. 480, Jr. Auditor / Auditor Rs. 480, Sr. Scale Stenographer Rs. 480, Jr. Assistant Rs. 300, Jr. Scale Stenographer Rs. 300, Steno Typist Rs. 240 and Clerk Rs. 240. This allowance would be enhanced w.e.f 1-06-2011.