Government of the Punjab, Local Government & Community Development Department issued a notification regarding grant of time scale promotion to Fire Brigade Staff of Local Governments.
- The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject and to state that some Local Governments raised the issue whether time scale promotion can be granted to the Fire Brigade Staff (dying cadre) or otherwise in pursuance of the Finance Department's circular letter No. FD.PC.40-80/2015 dated 26.07.2017 which has already been adopted by the LG&CD Department to the Local Government Servants of the Metropolitan Municipal Corporations, District Councils and Municipal Committees in the Punjab vide Notification No.LCS(Gen)-8(177)/92(P-IV) dated 21.02.2018.
- The case has been examined in the LG&CD Department and it is clarified that time scale promotion cannot be equated with promotion (one of the method of recruitment). In case of time scale promotion, only pay scale is increased whereas the post remains the same and on the other hand, a person promoted to next higher post enjoys premature Increment, therefore, time scale promotion can be granted to Fire Brigade Staff being "Dying Cadre" and it cannot be termed as appointment to next higher post.