5th July, 1974


In exercise of the powers conferred by section 23 of the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974 the Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make the following rules:-

1.-(l) These rules may be called the Punjab Civil Servants (Change in Nomenclature of Services and Abolition of Classes) Rules, 1974.

(2) They shall come into force at once.

2. In these rules unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context :-

(a) 'Classes' means Class I, Class II, Class III and Class IV in which the civil posts and services are classified under any rules or orders for the time being in force ;

(b) 'Functional Unit' means a group of posts or a part of such group sanctioned as a separate unit in or under a department.

(c) 'Grade' means 'national scale of pay' in which a number of posts, in a functional unit, carrying same duties and responsibilities is placed : provided that in the case of person who does not opt for the national scale of pay, or the post which has not been placed in the national scales of pay 'National Scale of Pay' means the presumptive national scale of pay corresponding to the existing scale of pay in which such person, or as the case may be, the post would have been placed but for the aforesaid reasons: Provided further that in case of a person whose pay has been fixed in the national scale of pay corresponding to the prenational scales selection grades or who moves over to the next higher national scale of pay without change in the nature of duty and assumption of higher responsibilities or under prescribed conditions after reaching the maximum of the lower national scale of pay, 'national scale of pay' means the lowest national scale of pay admissible for his post;

(d) 'Province' means the Province of the Punjab ;

(e) 'Punjab Unified Grade' means the grade to which a civil servant is entitled in respect of his existing post; and

(f) 'Services' means the Civil Service of the Province and include civil posts connected with the affairs of the Province.

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