PM approves revised assistance package for families of deceased government employees

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 3 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
on Thursday approved the revised assistance package for the families
of government employees who died during service, including an
increase of lump sum grant by 300 percent for civilian employees.
The package will take into effect from February 9, 2015.An amount of Rs 0.6 million will be given for BS 1-4, Rs 0.9 million for BS 5-10, Rs 1.2 million for BS 11- 15, Rs 1.5 million for BS 16-17, Rs 2.4 million for BS 18-19 and three million rupees for BS-20 and above.
For the security-related deaths, the lump sum package includes
an amount of three million rupees for BS 1-6, five million rupees
for BS 17, nine million rupees for BS 18-19 and Rs 10 million for BS
20 and above.
Also, Rs 0.7 million will be given to the officers/officials
incapacitated and released from service for having become invalid as
a result of injury in encounters, bombs blasts, riots, during watch
and ward duty or terrorist activity.
However, those who were incapacitated due to injury in
accidents but are still serving in the department will get Rs 0.5
million.
The families of the deceased government servants during their
in-service or security-related death will get 100 percent pension as
per their length of service and last pay drawn. In case of less than
10 years service of the deceased employee, the rate of minimum 10
years service will be applicable.
The families of such deceased will be allowed to retain the
government houses or payment of rent of hired house till the age of
superannuation.
The government will provide free education to all the children
of the deceased government employees up to graduation at any
government educational institution including expenses of tuition
fee, books, related material and living allowances.
The entitlement of two percent quota for allotment of plot has
been discontinued. Instead, the payment of lump sum grant will be
given in lieu of plot subject to the condition that no plot had been
allotted in the past. The amount includes two million rupees for BS
1-8, five million rupees for BS 9-16 and seven million rupees for BS
17 and above.
The employment for posts in BS 01 to 15 on two years contract
would be given without advertisement.
An amount of Rs 0.8 million will be given under Marriage Grant
for one daughter of the deceased government employee.
The families will continue to receive free health facilities
as per their entitlement during the service of deceased.
The unpaid balance of the House Building Advance against
salaries sanctioned by the AGPR or the provisional AG Office, will
be waived off.
An officer of BS 17 or 18 will be nominated by each ministry,
division or department as council who will be responsible for
finalization and provision of all the facilities under the package
to the families within one month of the death of government
employee.
A special lump sum grant from Benevolent Fund has been
announced for security-related deaths only including Rs 0.2 million
for BS 1-10, Rs 0.3 million for BS 11-16, Rs 0.4 million for BS 17-
19 and Rs 0.5 million for BS 20 and above.
The package also includes a monthly Benevolent Grant for the
families of deceased civilian employees according to their minimum
and maximum pay slabs. An amount of Rs 4,000 will be given to the
pay slabs upto maximum slab of Rs 5,000, Rs 4,150 (Rs 5,001 minimum
to 5,500 maximum slab), Rs 4,300 (Rs 5,501-6,000), Rs 4,500 (Rs
6,001-6,500), Rs 4,600 (Rs 6,501-7,000), Rs 4,750 (Rs 7,001-7,500),
Rs 4,900 (Rs 7,501-8,000), Rs 5,050 (Rs 8,001-8,500), Rs 5,200 (Rs
8,501-9,000), Rs 5,350 (Rs 9,001-9,500), Rs 5,600 (Rs 9,501-11,000),
Rs 5,900 (Rs 11,001-13,000), Rs 6,200 (Rs 13,001-15,000), Rs 6,500
(Rs 15,001-17,000), Rs 6,800 (Rs 17,001-19,000), Rs 7,100 (Rs
19,001-21,000), Rs 7,400 (Rs 21,001-23,000), Rs 7,700 (Rs 23,001-
25,000), Rs 8,000 (Rs 25,001-27,000), Rs 8,300 (Rs 27,001-29,000),
Rs 8,600 (Rs 29,001-31,000), Rs 8,900 (Rs 31,001-33,000), Rs 9,200
(Rs 33,001-35,000), Rs 9,500 (Rs 35,001-37,000), Rs 9,800 (Rs
37,001-39,000) and Rs 10,100 (Rs 39,001 and above).
For security-related deaths, the monthly Benevolent Grant will
be Rs 8,000 for maximum slab upto Rs 5,000, Rs 8,300 (Rs 5,001
minimum to Rs 5,500 maximum slabs), Rs 8,600 (Rs 5,501-6,000), Rs
8,900 (Rs 6,001-6,500), Rs 9,200 (Rs6,501-7,000), Rs 9,500 (Rs
7,001-7,500), Rs 9,800 (Rs7,501-8,000), Rs 10,100 (Rs 8,001-8,500),
Rs 10,400 (Rs 8,501-9,000), Rs 10,700 (Rs 9,001-9,500), Rs 11,200
(Rs 9,501-11,000), Rs 11,800 (Rs 11,001-13,000), Rs 12,400 (Rs
13,001-15,000) and Rs 13,000 (15,001-17,000).