Provincial Assembly of the Punjab is a separate Secretariat. The service matters of the employees of this Secretariat are governed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Secretariat (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1986. According to rule 12 of the said rules, the terms and conditions of service, including recruitment policy, eligibility for appointment to a post, rank, status, seniority, promotion, termination of service, conduct, efficiency, discipline, pay, leave, superannuation, pension, gratuity, provident fund, benevolent fund, group insurance, right of appeal or representation and other privileges of an employee, shall be governed by the provisions for the time being in force and applicable to the employees holding corresponding posts in the Provincial Secretariat, subject to such modifications, variations or exceptions, if any, as the Speaker may, from time to time, by order specify. The powers of the officers and other staff are derived from the rules, instructions, etc. issued by the Government of the Punjab from time to time. The detailed functions of the officers and employees are given below:
As an administrative Head, he is responsible for efficient and constructive administration of the affairs of the Assembly. He has multifarious duties of administrative nature. In particular -
-he is the appointing authority in respect of posts from BS-1 to BS-16;
-acts as the 'Authority' and 'Appellate Authority' for specified categories of staff;
-he distributes work amongst various sections;
-he supervises the functioning of the Assembly Secretariat, and makes arrangements for smooth and prompt disposal of the legislative and other business of the Assembly and its Secretariat.
-Disposal of cases involving interpretation of Rules and Regulations.
-Examination of summaries and cases.
-Disposal of court cases (time limit stipulated by the courts for submission of reports and parawise comments must be kept in view. The time limit fixed by the court should be obeyed invariably).
-supervises and leads the research oriented projects;
-makes arrangements for various publications;
-advises the Speaker on administrative matters.
-Special tasks assigned by the authority.
-advises the Speaker and the Assembly on all legal issues, including admissibility or otherwise of Bills, Resolutions, Questions, Adjournment Motions, Privilege Motions and other Motions;
-Supervises and manages the business of the Assembly;
-sits at the Table of the House to facilitate the Speaker in the disposal of Assembly business, and to advise him on legal and other issues arising during the course of a sitting of the Assembly;
-acts as Secretary to all the committees of the assembly;
-as Principal Accounts Officer, he manages and controls the Budget and expenditure of the Assembly and its Secretariat;
-acts as controlling officer for purposes of TA/DA to Members of the Assembly and staff of the Assembly Secretariat;
-acts as Chairman of the Special Departmental Accounts Committee.
Composing all types of material required by the office
Photography of official functions, meetings, visit of delegation