The PSEB has maintained the pay differential of its employees vis-à-vis state government employees and has given higher initial to all categories of employees in all the five pay bands. The only deviation from the recommendations of wage formulation committee is rate of increment has been kept as 3 percent instead of 3.5 percent.
The group 1 and 2 employees in pre revised scales has been placed in PB-1 band with scale of 5100-10680, group 3 to 9 have been given 6400-20200 scale under PB-2, group10 to 17 employees has been placed in PB-3 with scale of 10900-34800.
The employees under group 18 to 23 has been placed under PB-4 with scale of 16650-39100.various senior officers under group 23 and 24 has been placed in PB-5 with scale of 41300-67000.
The grade pay to all its employees have also been given as per their ranks.The grade for SDO, Accounts officer and equivalent categories have been given grade pay of 8500, Executive engineer Dy. CAO has been given grade pay of Rs.8500.Superintending engineer and equivalent has been grade pay of Rs. 9600 and Chief engineers or equivalent has been given grade pay of Rs.10500.
Engineer-in chief or equivalent have been given scale of 67000-79000 without grade pay.
Regarding pension benefits and house rent allowance to its employees PSEB has decided to follow Punjab government. The payment of arrears to the employees will be on the pattern of state government.
PSEB employees have been agitating for the last two months over delay in accepting the recommendations of wage formulation committee constituted by the board. The acceptance of report has come as a major relief to the employees unions. SEB Engineers Association had met Chief Minister Punjab on this issue. They later met finance secretary as directed by the Chief Minister and explained their case.
Source : PunjabNewsline.