ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 (APP): The government has revised rental ceiling for hiring of residential accommodation for federal government employees in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Housing and Works here on Monday, the revised rental ceiling will come into force with effect from January 1, 2008.
The government has also exempted the federal government employees from deduction of five percent normal rent (maintenance charges) from January 1, 2008.
It will apply to all cases of fresh hiring, cases where the allottee/occupant is obliged to pay difference of rent to the owner out of his own resources. In such a case the rent may by increased upto the owner’s demand (indicated at the time of hiring) or the allottee/occupant’s revised rental ceiling whichever is less.
According to the notification, ceiling of BPS 1-2 has been revised from Rs 1590 to 1750 in Islamabad and other stations Rs 1640, BPS 3-6 from Rs 2485 to Rs 2735 and other stations Rs 2405, BPS 7-10 Rs 3720 to 4090 and other stations 3660, BPS 11-13 Rs 5610 to Rs 6170 in Islamabad and other stations Rs 5350, BPS 14-16 Rs 7045 to Rs 7750 in Islamabad and other stations Rs 6765, BPS 17-18 Rs 9325 to 10260 In Islamabad and other stations Rs 8950, BPS 19 Rs 12400 to Rs 13660 in Islamabad and other stations Rs 11675, BPS 20 Rs 15575 to 17130 in Islamabad and other stations Rs 14730, BPS 21 Rs 18650 to 20515 In Islamabad and other stations Rs 17730 and BPS 22 Rs 22320 to Rs 24550 in Islamabad and other stations Rs 22260.
The rental ceiling will also apply to cases of houses hired under Rule 8 (i) of the Accommodation Allocation Rules, 2002 of M/o Housing and Works O.M No. 2(3)/2003-Policy dated 31-7-2007 of which lease has expired:
In the hired houses the lease agreement may be executed with the owner as per current rental assessment of the house or the occupant’s revised rental ceiling or the owner’s demand, whichever is the less.
Cases of houses hired under Rule 9(i) of the Accommodation Allocation Rules, 2002 on self-hiring basis: In such a case, the existing rent of the house may be increased upto the revised rental ceiling of the allottee/occupant or the rental assessment of the house whichever is less.
The above rental ceilings may also be applied, mutatis-mutandis, in cases of requisitioned houses otherwise qualifying for increase in rent/compensation in accordance with the relevant rules/instructions.
In all other cases of hired houses except in cases where additions/alterations have been made with prior permission of the government, the benefit of revised rental ceilings will be permissible only on the expiry of the current lease agreement.
The existing instructions issued on the subject from time to time will remain in force with the above modifications. This issue with the concurrence of the Finance Division (Regulations’ Wing) vide U.O.Nol F. 4(12( R-14/07-11/2008, dated January 15, 2008, the official notification said.