Thursday, March 23, 2023

15% disparity allowance announced for govt employees

Pakistan government has announced 15 percent disparity allowance on running basic pay for the underprivileged employees from BS-1 to BS-19 from March 1.

The package has also been recommended to the provinces for adoption from their own funds, says an official statement.

A summary for timescale promotion has been initiated by Finance Division to mitigate the hardship being faced by employees stuck in the same grade for a long time.

The matter of up\gradation of posts on the analogy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be decided based on the findings of the study being conducted by MS Wing of Establishment Division by the end of April. Further, the merger of adhoc relief /allowances into pay will be decided on the report of pay and pension commission and will be merged in basic pay as per agreement.

The representative bodies of federal government employees had announced a sit-in on Thursday in Islamabad in protest against the government’s failure to provide them with the promised special allowance.

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