Federal employees marriage grant increased upto Rs 50,000.
ISLAMABAD, April 22, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The Board of
Trustees, Federal Employees Benevolent and Group Insurance Fund on
Thursday decided to increase the rate of marriage grant of one child
from Rs.10,000 to 50,000. The board in its meeting held here under the
chairmanship of Secretary Establishment Division Abdul Rauf Chaudhry
also approved several other benefits for federal government employees.
The board also approved extension of marriage grant facility to serving
as well as retired employees to share some burden of the increasing cost
on marriages. The decision will benefit thousands of Federal Government
employees every year. The board further approved 100% increase in
payment of burial charges on death of serving as well as retired federal
government employees from Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000.The board decided
re-imbursement of semester/annual fees for professional education
(degree program) of Medical, Engineering, IT and Business studies in
public sector universities, colleges and institutes for those children
of serving/retired employees, who would get admission on merit. The
meeting decided that the reimbursement will continue for the whole
period of studies. The passing marks percentage for eligibility of
stipend for professional category has also been relaxed from 80% to 70%.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)