3. Notwithstanding anything contained in any rule, order, regulation or instruction, the names of services, are with immediate effect, changed to Unified Grades all references to a service in any rule, order, regulation or instruction shall, consistent with the subject and context, be construed as reference to the respective Punjab Unified Grade.

4. All persons other than the persons appointed on ad hoc basis, who immediately before the coming into force of these rules were members of a service or held a civil post connected with the affairs of the Province are, subject to their existing inter se seniority position, appointed in their existing posts to the respective Punjab Unified Grade.

5. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Civil Services Rules and any other rules for the time being in force all classes and classification of service and posts as Gazetted and non-Gazetted are abolished.

6. For the purposes of application of any existing rule, order or instruction, reference to a class or to a post as Gazetted or Non-Gazetted shall he construed as reference to the corresponding Grade as specified in the table below:-

 

Gazetted Posts Class

Corresponding Grades

(1)    Class I

(1)     Grades 17 to 23

(2)    Class II

(2)     Grade No. 16

(3)    Special Gazetted

(3)     Grade No. 16

Non-Gazetted Posts:

 

(4)    Class III

(4)     Grades 3 to 15

(5)    Class IV

(5)     Grades 1 to 2

 

 

7. Notwithstanding anything contained in any rule, order or instruction, all reservations of posts for purposes of appointment, promotion or transfer in favour of persons belonging to a particular service or cadre, or holding a particular post, are abolished.

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