Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the revised Assistance Package for heirs of government employees, who die in their services.
Islamabad (APP /Thursday, December 3, 2015)- The package, which is having an increase of lump sum grant by 300 percent for civilian employees, will be effective from February 9, 2015.
The package include several benefits for the heirs of deceased employees and for those officers and officials incapacitated or as a result of injury in encounters, bomb blasts, riots, watch and ward duty or terrorist activity.
An amount of Rs 0.6 million will be given for BS 1-4, Rs 0.9 million for BS 5-10, Rs 1.2 million for BS 11- 15, Rs 1.5 million for BS 16-17, Rs 2.4 million for BS 18-19 and three million rupees for BS-20 and above.
For the security-related deaths, the lump sum package includes an amount of Rs 3 million for BS 1-6, Rs 5 million for BS 17, Rs 9 million rupees for BS 18-19 and Rs 10 million for BS 20 and above.
Also, Rs 0.7 million will be given to the officers/officials incapacitated and released from service for having become invalid as a result of injury in encounters, bombs blasts, riots, during watch and ward duty or terrorist activity.
However, those who were incapacitated due to injury in accidents but are still serving in the department will get Rs 0.5 million.
The families of the deceased government servants during their in-service or security-related death will get 100 percent pension as per their length of service and last pay drawn. In case of less than 10 years service of the deceased employee, the rate of minimum 10 years service will be applicable.
The families of such deceased will be allowed to retain the government houses or payment of rent of hired house till the age of superannuation.
The government will provide free education to all the children of the deceased government employees up to graduation at any government educational institution including expenses of tuition fee, books, related material and living allowances.
The entitlement of two percent quota for allotment of plot has been discontinued. Instead, the payment of lump sum grant will be given in lieu of plot subject to the condition that no plot had been allotted in the past. The amount includes Rs 2 million for BS 1-8, Rs 5 million for BS 9-16 and Rs 7 million for BS 17 and above.
The employment for posts in BS 01 to 15 on two years contract would be given without advertisement.
An amount of Rs 0.8 million will be given under Marriage Grant for one daughter of the deceased government employee.
The families will continue to receive free health facilities as per their entitlement during the service of deceased.
The unpaid balance of the House Building Advance against salaries sanctioned by the AGPR or the provisional AG Office, will be waived off.
An officer of BS 17 or 18 will be nominated by each ministry, division or department as council who will be responsible for finalization and provision of all the facilities under the package to the families within one month of the death of government employee.
A special lump sum grant from Benevolent Fund has been announced for security-related deaths only including Rs 0.2 million for BS 1-10, Rs 0.3 million for BS 11-16, Rs 0.4 million for BS 17-19 and Rs 0.5 million for BS 20 and above.
The package also includes a monthly Benevolent Grant for the families of deceased civilian employees according to their minimum and maximum pay slabs.