Punjab: Even as the Assembly elections in the state get closer, the Punjab government is spreading largesse over its employees.

After being generous on the government employees including teachers, councilors, and clerks of different departments by enhancing their pay scale, the state government on Thursday hiked the salary structure of officials of the health department.

The state government on Thursday announced Diwali bonanza for Health Employees by substantially enhancing their pay scales.

A Punjab Government spokesperson on Thursday said that the government has decided to revise the pay scale of Junior Analytical Assistant w.e.f  October 1, 2011 in this festive season.

The Junior Analytical Assistant who were earlier withdrawing initial pay of 11470 w.e.f 1-1-2006 have been put in the pay band of 10300-34800+ Grade Pay 3200 with initial pay of 13500 w.e.f 1-10-2011.

Similarly, Senior Analytical Assistants have been put in the pay scale of 10300-34800 with grade pay of 3600 with initial pay of 14430.

The scale of Analyst has been revised to 10300-34800 + 4200 GP with initial pay of 16290.

The pay scale of Deputy Public Analyst has been revised to 10300-34800 + 4600 GP with initial pay of 18030.

While the scale of Assistant Chemical Examiner has been revised to 10300-34800 + 4600 GP with initial pay of 18030, the pay scale of Deputy Chemical Examiner has been revised to 15600-39100 + 6000 GP with initial pay of 24140.

The pay scale of Government Analyst has been revised to 15600-39100 + 6600 GP with initial pay of 25250.

Similarly, Pharmacist has been put in the pay scale of 10300-34800 with grade pay of 3200 with initial pay of 13500. The pay scale of Multipurpose Health Worker (Male & Female) has been revised to 5910-20200 + 2400 GP with initial pay of 9880.

JPN/Bureau