Rs 57 billion to be spent for increase in pay, pension of govt employees: Ishaq Dar

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 4 (APP): Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said on Saturday that federal government would spent Rs 57 billion because of the increase in pay and pension of the federal government employees during the financial year 2016-17.

Addressing a post budget press conference here, he said, the
increase would more benefit the government employees from PBS-1 to PBS-15.

Giving the details, he said, ad-hoc increase of 2013 and 2014 will be merged in the pay scale besides 10 percent adhoc relief allowance on running basic pay will be allowed to all federal government employees from July 1, 2016.

Ishaq Dar said, civil armed forces posed in border areas would get special area compensatory allowance at the uniform rate of Rs 300 per month from Rs 50-210.

He said, special conveyance allowance will be given to
disabled employees at the rate of Rs.1000 per month, adding, this allowance is being given on proposal of leader of opposition in the national assembly.

Integrated allowance allowed to Qasid, Naib Qasid and Daftries has been increased from Rs 300 per month to Rs. 450 per month, he added.

The Minister said, outfit allowance allowed to Pak army
officers on their secondment to civil armed forces and reversion to army, have been revised from Rs 800 to Rs 2,500 and from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000, respectively.

He said, late sitting conveyance charges have revised by 50
per cent to employees in BPS 1-15  Washing allowance at the rate of Rs 100 and dress allowance at rate of Rs 100 allowed to employee in BPS 1-4 has been enhanced from
Rs 100 to Rs 150.

The federal government employees on the pattern of government of Punjab will get M.Phil allowance at rate of 25 per cent of Ph.D allowance i.e. Rs 2,500, he added.

The Minister said, additional charge allowance/deputation
allowance ceiling has been revised from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 for identical and non-identical post.

The current charge special pay ceiling has also been revised
from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000, he added.

He said, the LDC has been upgraded from BS-7 to BS-9, UDC, BS- 9 to BS-11, Assistant, BS-14 to BS-16 and Assistant in Charge (BS-15 to BS-16.

The posts of Khateeb, Moazzins, Khadim of Auqaf Directorate, ICT have been upgraded from BS-12 to BS-15, BS-5 to BS-7 and BS-5 to BS-6 respectively, he added.
He said, on the pattern of increase in the pay of Government
employees, the minimum wage of labour for their benefit is being increased from Rs 13,000 to Rs 14,000 per month.

About increase in pension, Ishaq Dar said, 10 percent increase in net pension has been proposed for all pensioners of federal government from July 1, 2016.

The Minister said, 25 percent increase in the net pension of all pensioners of the federal government employees above the age of 85 years has also been proposed from July 1, 2016.

He said, ex-gratia pension allowed to pensioners of former East Pakistan has been revised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 6,000 self-pension and from 1,000 to Rs 4,500 per month family pension, respectively.