Governments reluctant to implement uniform pay scales – Pay and Pension Committee Chairman Dr Ishrat Husain

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Government reluctant to implement uniform pay scales – Pay and Pension Committee Chairman Dr Ishrat Husain

Government employees hopes faded about unified pay scales    

Unified pay Scales (UPS)

Islamabad (Daily TheNews / Sunday, December 16, 2012) – All hopes of public sector employees for placing unified pay scales from January 1, 2013 have been dashed to the ground as governments have neither done their homework nor shown willingness to move towards the objectives within short stipulated time frame, it is learnt.

Pay and Pension Committee for revising pay scales
The Pay and Pension Committee under the chairmanship of former Governor of State Bank of Pakistan Dr Ishrat Husain working with the mandate of removing anomalies in existing pay structure of the public sector employees is waiting for the response of provincial governments on revising pay scales of their employees.

No Response from Provinces
“We have not so far received formal response and working of provincial governments on the issue of the unified pay scales,” Dr Ishrat Husain confirmed to The News on Saturday.

Pay & Pension Committee proposal of phase wise implementation
According to him, the committee proposed phase-wise implementation of its recommendations, as it is committed to place unified pay scales without burdening the national exchequer.
“Being a responsible professional, I will not become a party to any decision that is not in line with the principle of ensuring prudent fiscal discipline at the time of risks of widening fiscal deficits,” he said.

Monetisation of housing facilities recommendation
Another recommendation is about monetisation of housing facilities, which imply heavy budgetary implication. Both federal and provincial governments seemed unwilling to implement it and therefore it could be implemented in phases, he added.

Executive, armed forces and judiciary out of unified pay scales
However, the sources said that the executive, armed forces and judiciary would not be subject to uniform pay scales package and they would continue to remain under their existing pay packages.

New Pension Formula
The formula for pension determination would be revised and percentage of last pay drawn be reduced so as to minimise the impact on budget.
At present, employees are getting pension based on higher percentage of last pay drawn. However, this percentage would come down under the new pension formula, said the sources in the finance ministry’s regulation wing.

Monetisation of Transport/car facility
There are reports of massive misuse of monetisation of car facility. Although employees have been given money to purchase their own cars, they are still using cars given to them by the government, said the sources.
The committee recommended that government cars should be taken back. It is important to note that this facility was not intended for corporations and autonomous bodies.

special pay packages for doctors, teachers, lady health workers, and paramedical staff
According to the committee, special pay packages and incentives are to be announced for doctors, teachers, lady health workers, and paramedical staff, who are willing to wok in under-developed districts of the country to ensure availability of health, education and other basic social services.

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55 thoughts on “Governments reluctant to implement uniform pay scales – Pay and Pension Committee Chairman Dr Ishrat Husain

  1. Amjad

    Dr ishrat sab ne apnay taraf se recommendation govt ko forward keye ab govt ne inkar keya hay.

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  2. ikhlas

    PPP Government always has provided many benefits to Employees & Pensioners. Therefore, employees are appreciating & thankful of PPP Govt. Now unified pay scales system must will be valuable / helpful for common employees. And employees specially technical are demanding increase basic scales, same as the some departments of govt already has been up graded scales of their employees for example, Clerk Staff, CDA Staff and Teaching Staff etc. So that, all employees feel justice.

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  3. RIASAT MEHMOOD

    DR sahb aap ny bht koshsh ki employees kliye.Thnk u.
    Ab PP hkumat dekhty hain hum employees k liye kya karti hai.

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  4. Amjad

    aj be Prime Minister ne kaha hay ke hum ne salary 150 percent baraye ha. mazeed nahi bara sktay.

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  5. Ibrahim

    I wonder what was the purpose of forming this committee when govt. is not listening to their valuable recommendations.

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  6. choudhary

    saaray najoomion k khbrein denay walay totay (parrots) mer gay nay…. hun bolo te sahi
    moo noo chup kion lg gai j…………. bhrao hosla rkho…

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  7. Mian Ayaz Ahmad

    Zimni Election ma awam ny ppp govt ko reject kr diya hy general election ma is sy b buri shakast ho gi

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  8. Imran ali

    Dr sb thanks for your sincere efforts but tell me why did you ask from provinces just tell the govt about your recommendations and then implement why you went to provinces for their advice why????????

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  9. Zafar iqbal

    Sobay nahe mantay to na manein Federal mei to equal karin hamara kiya qasoor hay

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  10. noma

    ye sala ishrat bhe apna TA/DA bna raha hay meetings ker ker kay, saray choor salay.
    mere shadi in ki wajhaa say kabhi nahin ho sakay gi bhaeyoo.
    maria where are u /////////////???

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  11. waheed

    punjab employees are highly thankful to shehbaz shareef who announced to notifiy conveyance allownance w.e.f 1st july 2012. He should also do somthing about revised pay scales

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  12. Kamran

    Shahbaz Sharif is only following Federal Govt in implementing allowances for Punjab Employees. I am a Tevta Employee we have been given sweet talk of being allowed permanency for last 5 years. Even now he is not giving us 20% allowance 2012. I don’t know what kind of pathetic Govt. he is running!!!!!

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  13. M.ALTAF

    DR.ISHRAT was taking pay and allowances lot of meeting were held and lot of daily allowances
    taken from government

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  14. ڪل خير

    بابا پنهنجو الله آهي. باقي پريشان نه ٿيو. وري ٻي گورنمينٽ ب زرداري جي آهي پگهارن جو ت پرواه ئي نه ڪريو

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  15. ch basharat

    agar province agree nai hain tau koi baat nai, federal ne jo haftey m 2 din ki chutti ka ailan kya thaa , tau federal govt ney federal institutions m 2 din ka implement kr dia thaa, ab federal govt ko federal institutions m unified pay scales recommend ker k salary equal ker dey,
    thanks for federal govt

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  16. ch basharat

    agar province agree nai hain tau koi baat nai, federal ne jo haftey m 2 din ki chutti ka ailan kya thaa , tau federal govt ney federal institutions m 2 din ka implement kr dia thaa, ab federal govt ko federal institutions m unified pay scales recommend ker k salary equal ker dey,
    thanks for federal govt

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  17. kishwar

    security guards ka pay scale kam hai is lye is lye is ko 1 se 4 hona chahe kyo ke duty hard hai is pr bi twajo farmaen .thanks

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  18. ch basharat

    ppp govt election m jaa rahi hy, ppp govt ko federal employees ko unified pay scales dey deney chaiyen, provincial employees apni demand manwa lain gey provincial govt sey,
    federal govt ko chance miss nai krna chaye, election year hy, dont miss it.

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  19. M HUSSAIN

    Pata ne kia kr rahe hain sb chor .kuch b nai mily ga employees ko .dafa kro in ppp ko

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  20. sajid

    sub se pahle to Dr. Ishrat se wo paise recover kye jaaen jo is bande ne faaltoo me meetings k bahaane se lye hain aur jis tarah Hitler ne apni cricket team line khara kr k shoot kara tha isi tarah pay nd pension committee ki team ko b line me khara kr k time waste ka hisaab lya jae.kher vote to ppp ko log denge he kyu k gareeeeb auratoon ko 1000 jo de rahe hain aur gareeb employees ko lolly pop de rahe hain k ups ko budget me implement krenge.

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  21. Niaz

    Bhai Sindh province to agri he unified pay scale ke report par. ye punjab government har faisle par aitraaz karti he. 2010 men jab 50% izafa huwa tha. tab bhi aitraaz kiya tha. PML (N) is not in favour of government employees. Khuda kare punjaab men agli government PML (N) ki na ho.

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  22. Ziza

    HAMI JO BTA RAHA HAY KY PUNJAB GOVT ITARAZ KAR RAHI HAY WO KON HAY .? …. AGAR EZFA KANA CHAIN TO INHY KON ROOK SAKTAHA YA SAUB BAHANY BAZI HAY KY PUJAB HAKOMAT ITARZ KAR RAHI HAY.

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  23. Abdul

    WHERE IS AGPR and its UNION. Yeh AGPR wale buhat bari baten kerte the ab kahan ghayeb hogaye hain??? Sharam ani chaiye AGPR ke union ko. Men unko is waja se keh raha hun ke un k pas salary ko stop kerne ka hathyar hai jo doosre department ke pas nahi.

    Salary stop kye bagher kuch bhi nahi hoga

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  24. Fizzi Khan

    Dear All, It has been learnt that PPPP govt has prepared and approved in principle of UPS as recommended by the Pay & Pension Committee in its last meeting. PPPP govt has decided to revise pay scales of federal govt employees forcefully, despite objections of provinces specially of the punjab province.

    Insiders have told our key source that the same will be announced on 27th Dec 2012 on the occasion of 5th death anniversary of Shaheed Bibi Benazir Bhutto.

    If this news became materialize than I will have treat from all the buddies in the above list of visitors. Take care and be patient till 27th December 2012.

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    1. Tahir Jajja

      janab…kidar ho…kidar hai aap k source..jo aap ko ppp govt. k ups news dete hai…fizi…sab ko khush karne ka shukariya..

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  25. Shafi

    Assalamoalikum
    27 Dec main konsi dair hai, lets c k kya hota hai, 27 dec ko PPP announce karti hai ya nai.

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  26. RIASAT MEHMOOD

    Main ny aaj k jang akhbar main parha hai k fedral govt ny pay and pension comitee ki safarshat charon sobon ko bhjwa di hain.
    Sobay manzury dain gaye pher fedral govt hatmi manzury dy gi.
    Ye news to 1 mahina phly suni thi k safarshat sobon ko bheji thyn lakin punjab ny razamandi zahir ni ki.
    Comitee fedral govt ny bnai thi manzuri bhi fedral govt ny hi deni hai.
    Ab fedral gvt punjab hkumat ko zmadar thehra rahi hai.
    Ye kaisay ho sakta hai k punjab hkumat markaz ki baat na sunay.
    Agar aisa hota to ye 5 sal main sirf isi issue par ikhtlaf kartay kya.

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  27. RIASAT MEHMOOD

    Meri pp ki hkumat se darkhwast hai k please hum employees k liye kuch acha kar jayen.
    2009 se comitee bna k bethy hain.
    unified scale hn gye ya scale revised hn gaye to iska credit pp hkumat ko jaye ga.
    Q k markaz main pp ki hkumat hai.

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  28. RIASAT MEHMOOD

    Punjab gvt ny employees ka cnwyence allwnce july se barhaya hai.
    Jb k fdral gvt ny september main barhaya hai.
    Aur ab jo kam fedral gvt ka hai usy soboun par dala ja raha hai.

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  29. Abdul

    Jang mews wali bat bohat purani hai. Fiizzi ki bat sahi he newspapers ne apna akhbar bechne k lye without reference purani news laga di jo ek third class journalism kehlata hai. Masrik aur Jang dono men bilkul ditto copy news hain.

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  30. Abdul

    Dear Fizzi,

    Ap to keh rahe the k 27 ko pay scales announce honge lekin kuch bhi nahi hua siwai political baton ke. We thought ke you are credible source but felt sorry ke ap bhi wohi rumour phelane wale bande nikle. What you say?

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  31. RIASAT MEHMOOD

    Main ny jang news wali news ka kaha tha k ye purani news hai lakin us din jang akhbar main main ny khud parhi thi.
    Aap ny kaha tha fizzi ki baat sahi hai to wo kaisay sahi hai aaj 29 dec hai.27 ko konsa elaan kar dya hai pp ny.

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  32. RIASAT MEHMOOD

    Kisi k pas authentic news hai to plz share kren waisay coments dy kar pp ko support na kren.
    1st january ki jo date di hai govt ny wo bhi dekh lena sirf 2 din ki baat hai.

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  33. RIASAT MEHMOOD

    2009 main comitee bani baki ka mujhe ni pta employees ny pp ko iska bht credit dya k koi to hai govt employees k liye acha sochnay wala.
    Lakin comitee ki safarshat par amal na krna meri samajh main ni aya,.
    Pher august k bad jo dates dy rahy hain ye ghalat hai.
    1st january ki date dy rakhi hai.
    Meri pp govt se request hai k 1st jan ko apna wada pura karen uska result aap ki fever main nikly ga.

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  34. Zia ur Rehman

    Dear colleagues
    Now leave to wait for UPS. PPP Govt. is going. ab ap ka Allah hi Hafiz.
    Ab net pr UPS k bare main search kr k apna waqt ziyah na krain.

    Apka mukhlis dost.

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  35. RIASAT MEHMOOD

    Sahi kaha aap ny ZIA BHAI.
    Aur ppp ko vote dy kar apna vote zaya na kren sab.

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  36. RIASAT MEHMOOD

    ppp ko kisi gvt employee ny vote ni deni.
    2009 sy ab tak ppp hkumat ny employee ko dhokay main rakha hai.

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  37. JAMAL ASIF

    MANA MBA KIYA HY OR MERY PASS KOI JOB NAHI HY, DUA HY ALLAH KARY MUJHY NOKRI MIL JY.

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