LAHORE - The Punjab Finance Department on Tuesday has issued notification of upgrading non-gazetted employees.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif approved the summary forwarded by the scale revising committee for the upgrade of pay scales 12 to 16 of non-gazetted employees.

Earlier, the finance department raised objections that special pay to the PSs should be removed as they could not avail it in grade-17 as other employees of the same scale like section officers and others did not draw it. The stenographers who had been working in BPS 12 have been upgraded to BPS 14 while senior scale stenographers and personal assistants who had been working in BPS 15 are now upgraded to BPS 16.

According to the new policy, the scale of private secretaries will be 17 instead of 16. The slots of stenographers and senior scale stenographers have been upgraded without special pay while that of PAs and PSs with special pay, it was learnt.