KP upgrades pay scales of 75,722 employees

PESHAWAR – The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government on Wednesday upgraded the pay scales of as many as 75,722 employees of the police department across the province.

The approval was given at a meeting held under the chair of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak at the Chief Minister House, Peshawar.

According to details, as many as 53,883 constables from BPS-5 to BPS-7, 9,095 head constables from BPS-7 to BPS-9 and 2,758 sub-inspectors from BPS-9 to BPS-12.

Another up-gradation of 4,970 lab attendants of different cadres, including 23 assistant director Fisheries from BPS-17 to BPS-18, three Economic investigator assistant from BPS-16 to BPS-17, three statistician from BPS-16 to BPS-17, nine research officers from BPS-16 to BPS-17, 24 Food Controllers from BPS-16 to BPS-17, 5 Deputy Directors Excise and Taxation from BPS-18 to BPS-19, 31 Excise and Taxation Officer BPS-17 to BPS-18, 42 Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer from BPS-16 to BPS-17, 165 Inspectors of Excise from BPS-15 to BPS-16, 26 Sub Inspectors from BPS-10 to BPS-14, 223 Assistant Sub Inspectors from BPS-8 to BPS-11, 547 Canal Patwari of irrigation department from BPS-7 to BPS-9, 109 Vernacular clerk from BPS-8 to BPS-11, one post of Admin Officer BPS-16 to BPS-17,  upgradation of 211 accounts clerk from BPS-10 to BPS-14 of PHE, Irrigation, C&W and P&D departments.

Meanwhile, the chief minister also approved the regularization of 4,743 contract employees of 53 projects of different public sectors entities throughout the province. This he decided in a high-level meeting at Chief Minister House Peshawar on Wednesday.

Senior Minister for Local Government Inayat Ullah, Finance Minister Muzaffar Said, Advisor to Chief Minister Akbar Ayub, Administrative Secretaries and others attended.

The meeting was briefed about the overall strength of the employees hired through a contractual arrangement for different projects.

After a detailed presentation, the chief minister directed to regularize the employees.

He also directed for a planning cell in each department, adding that at district level such planning cells were more important to independently work for their respective outfits at the lower tier of governance.

This mechanism, he added, should bring a visible improvement in the overall planning and development at both provincial and district level, he added.

Referring to the regularization of employees, Khattak directed for a foolproof, transparent, just and equitable system of governance in all public sectors institutions, adding that the regularization of employees should contribute to the overall governance structure and the people should be the end beneficiaries of the government steps.

The government has done its part of the responsibility for giving an enabling environment to the public sector employees through up-gradation of the existing staff and regularization of the contract employees.

Now, it is the turn of the government employees to deliver optimum utilizing all their energies to the cause of the people, he added.

Pervez Khattak directed to prepare and finalize the design for the upgradation and regularization for the onward cabinet approval thereafter it would be tabled at the provincial assembly forum for final approval.

The upgradation and regularization of different cadres of employees would benefit almost 5,000 employees of different public sector entities that included the upgradation of head constables and constables along with risk allowance of the Police Department, the regularization of contract employees of P&D and Home Departments, the upgradation of Secretary and Supervisor of Union Councils, employees of Revenue Department, upgradation of post of PHE, Irrigation, C&W, P&D, Agriculture, Food, Excise and Taxation, Information etc that will cost billions.

The chief minister expected a matching performance from the employees to facilitate the public at large.

The government, he added, has taken a big stride despite its meager resources and now the government employees should work honestly for the smooth implementation of the government agenda for change as per expectations of the people.


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