LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to give the widows or employees of a deceased employee a government job during the service. The Punjab government has taken a major decision regarding the widows and children of the government employees and said that the widows or one child of the employees who died or died during the service will be given a government job on a regular basis and the government job will be issued by the Punjab Civil Servants. Will be given under A.
The Punjab government has said that in qualifying for employment in Punjab Service Commission or equivalent board, 10 additional marks will also be given in the above test and interview on the grade 6 seat. On the death of the government employees, their families will be sent to the department. There will also be a Grade 11 job without objection.
Government of the Punjab, Services & General Administration Department (Regulation Wing) has issued Notification on 29th October 2019 in connection with Appointments under Rule 17-A on Regular Basis Instead of Contract Basis.
Finance DepartmentAppointments under Rule 17-Aon Regular Basis Instead of Contract Basis Notification 2019
Detail of Appointments under Rule 17-Aon Regular Basis Instead of Contract In case of a civil servant who dies while in service or is declared invalidated / incapacitated for further service, one of his unemployed children or widow/wife is to be employed under Rule 17-A of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment & Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974, which enunciates as under:-
“(i) Given 10 additional marks in the aggregate by the Punjab Public Service Commission or by the relevant Selection Board or Committee provided he/she qualifies in the test/examination and/or interview for posts in BS- 06 and above.
(ii) Provided a job against posts in BS-01 to BS-11 in the department/office in which the deceased government Jservant was working, without observance of formalities prescribed under the rules/procedure, provided such child or the widow/wife or otherwise eligible for the post/’
- The issue regarding admissibility of the benefit of job under Rule 17-A of the Rules ibid on regular basis remained under litigation in courts of law. The Hon’ble Lahore High Courts. Lahore while allowing Writ Petition No. 51484/2019. has directed the Government as under:-
“To regularize the services of all the employees who were appointed granting the benefit of Rule 17-A of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointed & Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974, forthwith irrespective, whether they have completed three / four years’ service or not as their contract employment after 2009 was unlawful obviously, they had to be appointed on regular basis. It is also directed that in the future, all the appointments under Rule 17-A ibid shall be made on a regular basis.