Fresh and New Pay Scales for govt employees – Pay Structure Committee to finalize by next month

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Fresh and New Pay Scales for public servants – Pay Structure Committee to finalize by next month

Islamabad (Daily TheNews / Wednesday, September 12, 2012) – Federal Government of Pakistan has assigned the Pay Structure Committee to finalise fresh pay scales by merging existing ad hoc allowances for public sector employees at the federal level by next month, said a senior member of the committee.
The high-powered committee led by former Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Dr Ishrat Hussain has recommended attaching the condition for merging allowances that the pension bill should be frozen at the existing level of ad hoc relief allowances.
“There is a major stumbling block in the way of new pay scales that will pave the way for the increasing burden of the pension bill so the committee wants to kill two birds with one stone. It wants to ensure new pay scales by removing existing distortions,” a senior member of the committee said. “We want to put in place a mechanism through fresh pay scales where there will be no loss borne by public sector employees,” said the member of the committee. A heated debate occurred during the Pay Structure Committee meeting held on Monday at the Finance Division. The meeting continued for several hours in which the committee sought details from concerned ministries and departments where distortions were created in the name of special allowances in the pay structure.
The committee is all set to recommend abolition of the discriminatory system existing within the bureaucracy of the country. “The members of the committee have also questioned how the government would implement recommendations on removing existing anomalies in pay structure when a detailed report on civil service reforms was pending in files,” said the official.
The official said the committee would meet in the next few weeks again after getting assurances from the top leadership about the fate of its earlier recommendations and after reviewing the existing distortions. There are huge distortions in the existing pay structure as was revealed during the Public Accounts Committee. It was learnt that a Supreme Court driver was getting a monthly salary of Rs50,000, a driver for the State Bank of Pakistan was getting a monthly salary of Rs90,000 while the drivers in all other ministries were getting monthly salaries of Rs10,000 each.
Further, employees of the Presidency, Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Finance, Federal Board of Revenue, Supreme Court, National Accountability Bureau and military personnel enjoy double salaries under the head of special allowances. The government constituted this committee, comprising six private sector members as well as federal secretaries from the Establishment Division and Finance Division and a few others. The task before the committee was to remove distortions in the pay structure of the Pakistan Army, judiciary and other institutions within the government.

(Published in Daily TheNews Lahore on 12-09-2012)

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20 thoughts on “Fresh and New Pay Scales for govt employees – Pay Structure Committee to finalize by next month

  1. Muhammas Waseem

    AoA, jab tak PML (N) punjab main hukomat kare gi GOVT employees ko kuch nahi milne wala ye Govt servant k pehle din se he khalaf hain agr in ko wazarat uzma mil gae tu ye sare adhoc b wapis le laen gi conveyanc allowance ka latter dabaya howa hai agr scale revised nakiye or conveyanc allowance na mila tu main khud sameet 2200000 employees with faimly and relative sameet vote nahe den ge .


    ALLAH kray aisa ho jaye.Hum gvt employee hain 1 jaisi duty kr rhy hain phr hmari salary main fark kis liye.
    Kisi k pas agr comitee ki meeting ki koi nwz hai to plz btain.

  3. waseem

    salam to all brothers.agar govt ne scale revised kar deae or es se gover servent ko khater khua faeda hoa tu next vote ppp ko deaa ja sakta he

  4. ashfaq ali

    May Allah bestow the courage and kind heart to think in favour of Government Employees. It is beyond my thought that why Sharif Brothers think that Government Employees do nothing and are a burden on public exchequer. I request Sharif Brothers and PML (N) to think us as public servants and back bone of our beloved country. Khadim-Aala Punjab Sahib we always voted for your party and according to you Punjab is making progress more than other provinces then why we (Punjab Govt. Employees) are deprived of increased conveyance allowance, upgradation of Stenographers, etc. Kindly think about us positively.

  5. ikhlas

    To:- Federal Government (PPP)
    foregoing in above view, please do necessary action & must approved So that, every employee can feel justice and it will very important for all govt employees. Thanks

  6. shfiq thir qbula

    boht acha hy ye zror hona chaahiye. ek he sacale k mulazmeen ki pay m itna faraq ku ?

  7. nazeer

    No doubt it is need of hour…I hope committe under the dynamic leadeship of Dr Ishrat will come up with recomendations in this regrd. this will be a step in the right direction. It is time that the existing huge disparties be worked out and I hope PPP will again ground theselves for this historic step.

  8. Tahir Afzaal

    Mr. adnan aap thek kehte ho…
    aur ager hakumat es trha karti hai..tu se carruption b kam ho sakti hai…
    aur yeh roz roz ki mehgai. es se b thori jaan choot jaye gi..

  9. adnan azeem

    mein government ko guzarish karta hoon foran unified pay scale introduce karna chahiye yeh hakoomat ko bara credit jata hai…. yeh distortions khatam kiya jai takay jo log sirf issliye deputation dhoontay hain takay un ki pay double hojai… agar unified pay scale hoga tu employees fazool mein dosri jaga deputation talash nahi karein gay… jese mein apnay departement se prime minister secretiat me try kar raha tha kyun kay vahan pay double hai agar vohi salary mujhe yahan apnay department mein milay gi tu mein kyun vahan jaaon ga… iss tarah jo employees achay department ki talash mein hotay hain vo apnay department mein beth kar sakoon se kaam bhi kar sakain gay

  10. Latif Ahmad

    Baqi sobon ny kon sa dy dia hy jo tm mian sb ko blame krtay ho mulk ko to pp walay loot rahay hain hr roz bijli aur petrol barha rahay hain ye mulk k dushman hain

  11. muhammad altaf

    we all should hope positve if the scale are not revise the government at least will put 3 adhoc reliefs in to Basic pay atleast

  12. Khalil Ur rehman

    Dear sir/mam
    Punjab govt is not giving revised conveyance allowance / daily allowance while federal govt has notified all this….plz.plz oblige us by highlighting this issue… million of employees are hopeless and are waiting for media to help….

  13. wajid

    lets see what happend
    earlier all the news were faked,,we hav’nt met a conveyance allownce of punjab govt.employees


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