Upgradation of Computer Personnel in Punjab: Notification of 14 December 2018

After a long and hectic wait, the Government of Punjab has issued a notification no. FD. PC. 40-43/2017(E) dated 14.12.2018 in which all the computer personnel of Punjab has been upgraded to their new scales. This notification has also described the service structure for them. This is a remarkable step for shaping the service structure for the IT-related staff of government of Punjab.

Many government departments have upgraded their computer staff upon this notification. But due to the vagueness of this notification, it was not adopted in many other departments of Punjab. All these departments have asked the finance department to get this notification to clarify. Many departments refused to upgrade their staff by saying that they did not get any proper advice from their head offices. So, they are not willing to up-grade the computer personnel.

Since 14 December 2018, so many departments had written to the finance department about the clarification but they did not reply to them as quickly as demanded. But now after 6 months of a long wait, the finance department has issued the clarification for notification.

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So, let’s have look at the clarification.

according to the first point of this clarification, the seats that had not been mentioned in that 14 December 2018 notification but they are related to a computer also come under the shade of up-gradation according to prescribed qualification and experience.

The second point clarifies that all the up-gradation and promotion will be done on the basis of qualification. For example, if a person holds the intermediate degree at the time of recruitment and now he is a graduate with 4 months of computer training so he’ll be upgraded in the 15th scale as a computer operator. And those who are recruited on graduation level and also have 3 years of work experience on this post will be upgraded in the 16th scale from the date of issuance of this notification.

The third point is that re-structuring of such post from now on will be considered as per the qualification mentioned against each post in the 14 December 2018 notification.

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The fourth point clarifies that where only one tier available for promotion or up-gradation it will be done on regular 8 years of service. For example, if a person is now upgraded in 16th scale and now he has only one tier of grade 17 above him, so he must have to complete the 8 years of service on this 16th scale seat to be considered.

The fifth and final point say that where more than one tier is available then the up-gradation will be done on the prescribed qualification as per the notification.

For example, there are two persons. One is working on the same post for 3 years and also he is recruited on the graduation level then according to this notification and clarification he will be upgraded in 16th scale. And the other person who is recruited on the same qualification but did not complete the 3 years of service on the same post on the date of issuance of the notification of 14 December 2018 he will be upgraded in the 15th scale.

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You can download the Up-gradation Notification of 14 December 2018 of computer personnel along with clarification notification dated 24.07.2019 of Finance Department by clicking here.

So, now this clarification has clear the minds of many people including the Heads of the government departments of Punjab. Now if someone has any query or question regarding this clarification and up-gradation of computer personnel he can ask in the comment section below.

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naveed ali
naveed ali

Respected Sir, one question creates ambiguity that if one officer is upgraded in BPS-16 and enjoying DPO cadre (Data Processing Officer), whether is next promotion / up-gradation in BPS-17 would be due after three years after serving as DPO in BPS-16 ?
Please Clarify.

Muhammad Akhtar Shah
Muhammad Akhtar Shah

I had been working as computer operator (BPS-14) since 04 April 2000. In October 2017, I was promoted as Assistant Computer Programmer (BPS-16). In December 2018, Government of the Punjab Finance Department issued the notification. My cadre that is Assistant Computer Programmer does not lie in the given notification. I am M.Phil in Computer Science. It is requested in your honour, in which place I will fall according to the given notification.

Shahid Pervaiz
Shahid Pervaiz

Mr. ABC was appointed in a Punjab Govt. office as Computer Programmer (BS-17) on 22-06-1995. Since than he has been serving for more than 24 years 3 months in BS-17 in the same scale without any promotion in service. He is working against one tier, stagnant post which has no line of promotion in service structure. Whereas the Government of the Punjab, Finance Department has up-graded computer personnel posts along with incumbents vide Notification No. FD.PC 40-43/2017(E), dated 14th December 2018. The post of Programmer is mentioned at Sr. No. 4 and Para 1 (v) which explicitly says that “Where… Read more »

Muhammad Waheed Khan turk
Muhammad Waheed Khan turk

Jinab ma azad Kashmir se belong krta hn aur graduation 1st division ki hwi ha aj ki tareekh tk 12 sal 6 mahina ho chke hn plz mje b guide krn mje b koi time scale ka fayda ho ga aur kon sa scale mile ga. Plz guide me.
Muhammad Waheed Khan
Computer operator B-12

Faizan Sabir
Faizan Sabir

second In clarification the revised prescribed qualification may be considered for up-gradation for example if a person recruited on the basis of intermediate, now he has graudation+4month computer language courses . so where he fall his grade 12 or 15? Third in clarification restructuring the post with existing prescribed qualification what is the means of existing prescribed qualification. Is means that at the time of recruitment the existing qualification? Or is means that now he has now existing qualification? Third in clarification what is the means possessed of qualification. Is means that the qualification at the time of recruitment base… Read more »

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