Unified Pay Scales – Increase in salary of govt employees in the doldrums

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Unified Pay Scales – Increase in salary of govt employees in the doldrums

Pay and pension committee report 2012

ISLAMABAD (Daily DAWN / December 01, 2012) – An initiative by the federal government to increase salaries of civil servants before coming elections is unlikely to materialise owing to opposition from provincial governments which want increased expenditure on public welfare schemes to woo the larger number of voters, instead of permanently increasing their salary budgets.

Daily Islam Karachi News about govt employees salaries increase 2-12-2012

A senior government official told Dawn on Friday that the pay and pension committee headed by former governor of State Bank Dr Ishrat Hussain had asked the regulation wing of the ministry of finance to work out a salary adjustment formula with ‘zero budgetary impact’ through merger of allowances in the basic salary and rationalisation of double and triple salaries being paid to officers working at influential institutions.

Dr Hussain had also asked provincial chief secretaries to take up the matter with chief ministers and come up with their written responses over rationalisation of salary structures at the next meeting of the commission. The commission had proposed reducing the percentage of pension being paid to retired officers to contain the pension budget.

The official said the meeting of the pay and pension commission which was originally planned soon after Eidul Azha has not taken place because of delays by the finance ministry’s regulation wing to finalise its recommendations and then non-availability of Dr Hussain due to his engagements abroad. The regulation wing had, however, indicated that salary increases through the merger of allowance was not possible without budgetary impact.

The commission has also been informed that double and triple salaries being paid to officers working in specialised institutions like the President and Prime Minister Secretariats and Federal Board of Revenue could not be withdrawn because of a Supreme Court judgement under which a monetary benefit once legally provided to government servants could not be withdrawn.

Therefore, the only option to provide equitable remuneration benefits to all was to increase salaries of other government servants, even if it was through merger of allowance in basic salary which could not be done without additional budgetary impact.

Officials said that even though formal provincial responses would be available at the next meeting of the commission expected in the second week of December, the feedback from almost all provincial governments was not encouraging. Except for Sindh’s flexible mood, all three provincial governments have opposed it.

Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were of the view that the federal government had already eroded their fiscal space because of additional transfers out of federal divisible pool by increasing salaries by over 135 per cent in four years. The provinces have also reported that additional benefits to government employees could not be provided without substantially increasing salary budgets.

For instance, a one per cent increase in salary meant Rs35 billion additional impact for the federal government, Rs70 billion for Punjab and Rs70 billion for three other provinces put together.

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41 thoughts on “Unified Pay Scales – Increase in salary of govt employees in the doldrums

  1. ahsan ali

    Dear friends; very sad news; 2013-14 k budget ma b Provincial Government Servant k ly kuch b nai hai. Announcement ho gai hai

  2. hayat

    Ab to aap ke finance minster be kah dia hai kye salary ka koi purposal nahi hai ab to jago govt jag gaye hai vote kis ko do gay reply pls

  3. akmal seoul

    yar yeh kia bak bak hy. jis kamiti ko ikhtiar hi nai hy us k banany ka kia faida. bhala yeh batao yh panjabi ganjay bi mulazmeen k haq me kabi howy hain. aor ppp waly number bana rahy hain. yh log khud na khain to sb kuch ho skta hy. sb darma hy. tarka rahy hain. bhala 6 mah baad convence allonce jari krny ka koi tuk banta hy. aor bi qistoon me. aasataza k incentive ko ghada reri k muqaboloon pr khrch kia jara hy. benazir incom support me sb ahlesarwat log faida utha rahy hay. anna wandy sharirini phr phr apny ghar wich. mpas aor mnas ki tankhaoon me izafy sy to buggut mutasir nai hota.

  4. Abdul

    Hafeez Shaikh finance minister ne aj keh hi dya media per k salary berhane ka koi proposal under consideration nahi aur woh pehle hi 110-120% salary raise de chukhe hain aur ab salary nahi berhe gi. Now we should stop talking this issue aur jo thori se salary hai us per he piste raho.

  5. Abdul

    Mujhe to nahi lagta kuch hoga jhoote dilasey hain. Men samjha tha Pay Pension comision kuch powerful body hai jo lekin baad men pata chala yeh to wohi bekar comitee hai jo provinces se pooch rahi hai, provinces men secretaries ko request ker rahi hai k mamla CM k samne rakho. Is tareeke se to qayamat tak kuch nahi hoga. Ager P&P comsion ko pata hai ke yeh scales sahi hain aur budget per koi effect nahi dal rahe to inhe implement kerde provinces khud hi follow karenge. Nahi to yeh sara drama hai

    1. m hussain

      Bhai ap keh rehe they k usp k bary main aj 15 dec ko meeting hai to kia bna meeting ka .pay scale revise hon ge k nai

  6. noma

    nikloo saloo gharoon say bahir, ager abb na niklay to tabaah ho jayoo gay.
    yun gharoon main baithnay say salary nahin barhay gee.
    nikloo sarkoon per.

  7. hayat

    ye sub topi drama hakumat kuch nahi kar sakti yeh behlane ka tariqa hai agar increase ho ge to vote ppp ka hai agar nahi to to phir hum se be topi ke ummed rakhe

  8. ahmad

    135 percent kis ke barhai han?…………………… 80 percent employes ke 85 percent barhi han or baqi departments like .f.i.a, ISI, IB, PM house aiwan e sadar etc… in sab ke 135 percent barhi honge ya is se bhi ziada …. jin deparments ka danda ha un ke barha di ha or baqi sab ke nahi barhai .. yehi to rona ha ……

    in burauecrates to lagta ha samaj nai ati ….. problem samaj ae ge to problem hal ho ge ….. ullo k pathay han sab

  9. Amir Zarif Hussain

    Dear Sir,
    Govt pensioners specially having above to 65 years age always look to the Govt for increase of their pension. Whereas the name of Committee is also Pay & pension committee but committee why only do for serving employees. This is bad impression on old citizen employees
    Moreover in Feb 2012 F.S.T given decision to inclule Adhoc Relief Allowances from 1.7.99 to 1.7.2011 in LPCs of pensioners and new pension with area be given which has been accepted by Ministry of Fin and MAG also issued letter to all CMAs for financial effects and provided to Min of Fin but till todate no output known to pensioners. Why Govt ignoring these pensioners . Humbly request to honourable President of Pak to please help such pensioners.Govt will help to you sir,
    Zarif Retired

  10. Rehan Pathan

    oh lala yara hamry ko sedi bat batao tonkhuwa bary ga yah nahi , seda tara bat batao lala dimag ke dahi na banao

  11. wahidakramabbasi

    If Government have no money to increase the Salaries. Than yar pelase stop commission in Government Development Programme. 50% amount of total developmental budget is going in commission to just 5%. Please control commission of 5% and increase salary of 95%.

  12. ikhlas Abbasi

    To:- The Honorable of all responsible Personalities of Pay & Pension

    Subject:. Increase Basic Scales also for Technical Employees.

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

  13. umer

    bahi saab yeh siasit hy, PPP ne socha ho ga agr pay scale revise ho gay to vote PPP ko mely ga, agr sobon ne inkar kar dia to logon ko punjab govt per ghusa aya ga aur vote PPP ko mely ga

  14. Tariq

    bot dukh ki bat ha,dunya ummeed pa qaim ha lakin in hukmranon na jhootey wadey kr kr k aisa aitmad kho dia ha k ab in ki koi bat b haqeeqat pe mabni nahi lagti ha. her bat drama sa kam nae ha.


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