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Up-gradation of stenographers to grade 16 recommended

Lahore, (Online): A provincial special committee has recommended for up-grading stenographers scale from grade 14 to grade 16, said a press release issued today.

The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Civil Secretariat Lahore under the chair of the Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Shamail Ahmad Khawaja.

The committee which was constituted to examine the various demands of government officials with regard to up-gradation of the technical /non clerical posts has chalked out a doable procedure to provide ample opportunities of professional growth to the technical and non clerical staff belonging to the stagnant cadres under an organizational structure. After the next promotion, the nomenclature of these employees will become senior scale PA with special pay.

Finance Secretary Shoukat Ali emphasized to send the recommendation from government of the Punjab to the federal government to constitute a new “Pay and Pension Commission” so that all the government employees would be given proper relief.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary Services Farhan Aziz Khawaja, Secretary Regulation Dr. Saleh Tahir, Additional Secretary Finance Nawaz Khalid Arabi and Additional Secretary Admin Sahibzadi Waseema Umar.