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Employees to get 15% adhoc relief in salaries from July 1st.

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2009 (Balochistan Times) --The government on Saturday announced 15% adhoc relief allowance for the serving and retired government servants from July 1, 2009 . Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar while presenting the federal budget for fiscal year 2009-10 announced that to compensate government servants, I have the pleasure to announce an ad-hoc relief allowance of 15% of pay of serving government servants from 1st July, 2009 . She also announced an increase in the allowance of armed forces deployed on the western front equal to one months initial basic pay with effect from 1st July 2009 , as announced by the President of Pakistan. For the remaining armed forces personnel, Ms Khar said an allowance equal to one months initial basic pay will be admissible from 1st January 2010 in line with the Presidential announcement; in the interim period, an adhoc relief allowance of 15% of pay will be allowed. This adhoc relief allowance will be withdrawn w.e.f. 31st December 2009 . The retired government servants and armed forces personnel will also get 15% increase in their net pension from 1st July 2009 , the State Minister said. Hina Rabbani said We realize that the government servants are not adequately paid. In order to revise the compensation package a Pay and Pension Commission has already be constituted. During the course of the year, we would be benefitted by the recommendations of the said Commission, she added.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 13, 2009
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