THE Federal Government has said it has removed the dichotomy between holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) and Bachelor of Science degree in the Federal Civil Service.
Accordingly, it has enhanced the entry Salary Grade Level for all category of Higher National Diploma (HND) holders in the Federal Civil Service from Level 07 to Grade Level 08.
Permanent Secretary, Service, Policies and Strategies Office (SPSO), Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Ndubuisi Osuji, made this known during at the 40th National Council on Establishment holding in Owerri, Imo State capital.
He said this was in compliance with decisions reached at the 39th National Council on Establishment.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday in Abuja by an Assistant Director, Media Relations, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Timothy Akpoli, on behalf of the Director of Communications.
Osuji was quoted to have said that the decisions arrived at the 39th NCE were fully implemented through various circulars conveyed to the relevant stakeholders.
He listed some of these decisions to include uniform Scheme of Service for all category of Nurses with the common nomenclature of ‘Nursing Officers’: Internship for graduate Nurses who do not possess the professional Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife qualification.
Others are enhancing entry Salary Grade Level 08 for all category of Higher National Diploma (HND) holders; and creation of Assistant Education Officers Cadre SGL 07 – 14 for candidates with the requisite qualification in Special Education.
He also said that the meeting would consider a total of eighty memoranda comprising eighteen reference cases and sixty-six new memoranda, submitted by State Governments, Federal Government Agencies and other stakeholders.
In addition, he said the reports and recommendations of both the Standing Committees and Joint National Public Service Negotiating Councils were part of the agenda for the meeting.