Govt servants, pensioners get 10% raise

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ISLAMABAD, June 3 (APP): The federal government
employees and pensioners got a ten per cent raise in their
salaries and pensions in the next federal budget incurring Rs
57 billion expenditure.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in his budget speech
announced that the adhoc increase announced in 2013 and 2014
would be merged in basic pay scales, while they would be
getting another 10% Adhoc Relief on running basic pay scales.
A Special Area Compensatory Allowance of Rs 300 per
month would ge given to civil armed forces posted in border
areas, while Unattractive Area Compensatory Allowance for
Chitral, Dir, Hazara Division, Swat and Malakand would be paid
at par with the rates of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.
A Special Conveyance Allowance of Rs 1,000 per month has
been proposed for disabled employees, while an Integrated
Allowance for Qasid/Naib Qasid/Daftries has been increased
from Rs 300 to Rs 450.
The Outfit Allowance for Pakistan Army officers has been
revised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500, 50% late-sitting conveyance
charges for BPS 1-15, Washing Allowance of Rs 100 and Dress
Allowance of Rs 100 increased to Rs 150 each for BPS 1-4
The government also announced M.Phil Allowance of Rs
2,500 per month to the federal government employees.
Ceiling of additional charge/deputation allowance
increased from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000, Ceiling of Current
Charge Special Pay revised from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000
Similarly the qualification pay has also been increased
by 50% and now includes those who have done ACCA/CIMA
qualification – CA/ICMA/ICWA/ACCA/CIMA/Staff College/NMC/NDC,
NIPA Adv Course/Mid Career etc
The Finance Minister also announced upgradation of Lower
Division Clerk (BS-7 to BS-9), Upper Division Clerk (BS-9 to
BS-11), Assistant (BS-14 to BS-16) and Assistant-in-Charge
(BS-15 to BS-16).
Similarly he announced upgradation of posts of Khateebs
(BS-12 to BS-15), Moazzins/Muddaris (BS-5 to BS-7), and Khadim
(BS-5 to BS-6).
Risk Allowance and Special Risk Allowance for Federal
Levi Force in FATA, PATA (KPK) and Balochistan would be given
equivalent to one month initial basic pay of 2008 pay scale.
For the pensioners and families, Ishaq Dar announced a
10% increase in net pension, 25% increase in net pension for
pensioners aged 85 years and above.
The ex-gratia pension for former East Pakistan has been
revised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 6,000; self-pension increased from
Rs 1,000 to Rs 4,500.
The upper limit of investment by pensioners, senior
citizens and widows in Behbood Scheme of National Savings has
been increased from Rs 4 million to Rs 5 million.
The minimum wage of a labourer has also gone up from Rs
13,000 to Rs 14,000.