Discussion on Medical Allowance for Employees of BPS-16 & Above

I am going to discuss with detail about the Medical Allowance for the employees of BPS-16 & Above. Various visitors of GLXSpace.com (Galaxy World) aroused a question that they have been upgraded/promoted from lower scales to BPS-16 and above but their Medical Allowance is the same as they were earlier availing. They asked why the Medical Allowance is not 15 % of their Basic Pay.

I will illustrate  with examples about  Medical Allowance. In the revised pay scales 2011 notification it is clear that Medical Allowance to Civil Servants in BPS-16 and above @ 15% of the existing pay in Basic Pay Scales 2008 shall continue to be admissible at the frozen level of its admissibility as on 30-06-2011. All the new entrance in BPS-16 and above shall be allowed Medical Allowance @ 15% of the minimum of relevant Basic Pay Scales 2008 on notional basis with effect from 01-07-2011 till further orders and shall stand frozen at the same level.

It is clear that an employee who enters in BPS-16 after 01-07-2011 will get Rs. 909/- PM as Medical Allowance. Initial Pay of BPS-16 according to Revised Pay Scales 2008 is Rs. 6060/- and its 15% is 909/- but after the anomaly notification No. F.1 (12)/Imp/2011-290 dated 17th April 2012 by the Finance Division minimum amount for the BPS-16 & above as Medical Allowance became Rs. 1000/-

This anomaly says, “BPS-16 and above officers/officials may be allowed medical allowance @ 15% of the basic pay of BPS-2008 subject to minimum Rs.1000/- PM.

It is clear from the above examples that a new entrant employee in BPS-16 after 01-07-2011 will get Rs. 1000/- as Medical Allowance. However if any employee above BPS-16 has more  pay according to BPS-2008 whose 15% is greater than 1000/- he/she will claim more than 1000/- as the amount is admissible of the 15% of the pay of BPS-2008.



  1. Javid Iqbal says:

    AOA Madam! What will be the rate of Medical Allowance of officer in BPS 19 of 1st Stage on 01/01/2018

  2. Diljan Khan says:

    hi mam hpe u fine there.

    I need notification regarding minimum medical allowance for BPS-16
    my apponted 24-01-2014 in bps -16 till serving in same scale. and getting 1136 medical allowance

  3. Ahsan says:

    Madam yeh 16 scale gazated hi ya nongazated

  4. Ahsan says:

    Aslam o Alaikum Madam shumaila me Ahsan
    Madam me assistante 14 se 16 me aaya ho madam please yeh bataiye k ab me kon kon se allowances millage or medical kıtna hoga me 2010 appionte howa ho

  5. Ahsan says:

    sis aslam o alaikum iam AHSAN
    sis shumaila me 14 se 16 grade me aaya ho me appointed 2010 ör mere basic 18600 hi Dear ab kon kon se allowances me farák aaiga or Medical all kıtna hoga

  6. Zubair Khan says:

    Dearest Madam AOA! plz tell me simply that how much medical allowance will be get by Assistant as now been upgraded to BPS 16. thnks

  7. Asif says:

    Dear Madam,

    please ye bata de sab ko medica allownce 1200 se ziada ha lekin grade 16 ka 1000 ha is ke barne k koi chance nahe ha

  8. usman khan says:

    AOA, madam, if an employee is upgraded from BPS-14 to BPS-16 after 01-07-2011, he will get Medical Allowance 15% of the Basic pay that he was drawing on 30-06-2011. And subsequently if he will be promoted/Upgraded to BPS 17 or BPS 18 after some time then what will be the Medical Allowance same as on 30.6.2011 or Minimum of the new scale of 2008?

    • Dear Usman, it will be the 15% of the concerned pay scales 2008.

      • usman khan says:

        Dear Madam, you mean Medical Allowance will be 15% of the minimum of the concerned pay scale of 2008. e.g., 15% of initial of BPS 17 if he will promote to BPS 17 from BPS 16.

        • Dear Usman Khan you are right.

          • usman khan says:

            But my Dear Madam,
            if medical allowance, of an employee who upgraded/promoted from B-14 to B-16 or B17, 15% of B.Pay on 30.6.2011 is higher than the medical allowance of 15% of intitial of B-16 or B-17, then what will be the medical allowance?
            And subsequently if he is promoted from B-16 or B-17 to B-18 and likewise 15% of pay on 30.6.2011 is higher than 15% of the initial pay of the new concerned Pay scale 2008. Then what will be the correct Medical Allowance? Plz

          • Dear Usman Khan, the Medical Allowance will be that which is higher in these three conditions. These are two conditions:
            1- 15% Initial basic pay of the concerned pay scale
            2- 15% on the pay as on 30-06-2011
            3- Minimum Medical Allowance Rs.1000/-
            The employee will get the medical allowance which ever is greater in these conditions.

          • usman khan says:

            Thank U so very much for clearing the poing. We really appreciate your efforts. Best of Luck.

          • usman khan says:

            Madam Thank You sooo very much for clearing this main point. We really appreciate your such nice efforts. Wish u best of Luck.

          • Welcome dear Usman Khan.

  9. Maqsood ahmed says:

    Dear Madam
    Main ne ye pucna tha k mere basis pay 10800 ha aur mere appointment 01-07-2013 se ha grade 16 ki muje kitna medical allaownce mila ga


  10. tahir says:

    dear shumaila sahiba AOA ,i,m teacher and was permoted from grade 15 to 16 on 28-5-2011.i,m receving 1000 med all.pls tell me med all .my basic pay on 28-5-2011 in grade 15 was11520.thankas

  11. Iftikhar Hussain says:

    It is mean that On 30-6-2011 in BPS-15 my pay was Rs.11100/- 15% medical allowance will be Rs. 1665/- without premature increment of upgradation of post of BPS-16 w.e.f. 23-11-2011

  12. Iftikhar Hussain says:

    According to the Office Memorandum dated 21-10-2013, issued by the Finance Division, My pay was in BPS-15 Rs.11100/- Now I am serving in BPS-16 as Assistant Private Secretary (S/G) w.e.f. 23-12-2011 what will be medical allowancea dmissible ?

  13. Muhammad Zafar Bhatti says:

    AoA Shumaila Kamal Sahiba

    It is a great advantage for us being a Govt employee that you provide help and legal guidance with rules and regulations in service matters.
    Please guide about the criteria for admissibility of charge allowance to SST holding temporary charge of Headmaster of High School due to transfer of regular Headmaster or proceeding of long leave. Who is competent to sanction it, what will be rate of the allowance and upto what period sanction will be valid? Please guide with references for the Punjab Government employees.

  14. Saadat Khan says:

    Dear All .
    plz give me the notification copy.plz provide me the link where it available

    • Dear Saadat Khan, now the verification of the same has been issued by the Finance Div. You can see the same at mine site, that must be within the last 20 posts at mine site.

  15. naveed says:

    I am serving in BPS-18 (lecturer) in Gov University Islamabad, my wife is also in same university and same Grade. What medical allowance should we get? both 100% or both 50% or one person=100% and other =50%?

  16. BATOOL says:

    I am a Federal Govt Employee working in an attached deptt as APS, we have got a letter frm MoD that we are entitled to get 15% Medical Allowance on the Pay we were getting on 30-06-2011. But still it is not fixed by our deptt.. As they are going to fix it through CNA but since when it is not cleared.

    Should it be since July 2011 when it was freeze...????

    Kindly do help me ?

  17. Muhammad Shahzad Anwer says:

    Dear Madam finance devision has issued notification dated 28.02.2013 regarding the re-designation of stenographer in BPS-16 (slection grade) as assistant private secratary in BPS-16 what are the effects of this thing and do you have any knowledge about the computer allowance is the same is admisible to the stenographers of BPS-16

  18. salahuddin says:

    Dear Shumaila, AoA

    I think there is no criteria, because many of stenographers who were up-graded, working in different ministries/ divisions/departments are getting medical allowance more than Rs.1000/-, i have evidence i.e. copies of pay slips, how they are getting this benefit?

  19. Basharat says:

    Dear MA anomaly that you posted it is issued by the Faderal Govt while we are working under the Provincial Govt. so please clarify that it will apply for all of us? mean lower amount to receive in Medical Allowence is 1000 while in current we are receiving 909.
    waiting your good response with notification no if ant isseued by the Punjab Govt...

  20. Zahoor Khan says:

    Dear Sister AOA
    Mera sawal hy ke Pay Scale Revised honge ya nai?
    plz inform me....

  21. M. Ijaz Ahmad says:

    Behan Shumaila sahiba I am working in bps 16 since 2009 but I am getting Medical Allowance @ Rs 909 pm. What is the exact amount of m.a. for me?

  22. Saeed Gondal says:

    But I think, this is injustice, to bring someone, who is promoted from lower scale to BS-16 or above, at the minimum level of higher scale in respect of Medical Allowance. The colleagues who are promoted before in or before 2011 are getting near Rs.3000/- and new promotee gets Rs.1000/-. But i think, lawmakers have not time to see the problems of others.

  23. hamid says:

    govt has refused i.e jinnab hafeez shaikh said they dont have money to increase salaries.so dont hope for UPS/pay scale changes.
    thats all.

  24. aurangzeb says:

    Dear Shumalia

    It is to clarify that 15% medical allowance is allowed on running basic pay and not on initial basic pay. On upgradation and promotion the medical allowance will be allowed to him on his running basic pay against basic pay scales 2008.

  25. Riaz Abro says:

    sister aslam o alaikum
    kia pay scale revised hon gy ya nhi plz infrm me ...

    • Abhi brother kuch bhi nahin kaha ja sakta.

      • Abid Hussain says:

        Shumaila i heard the news about fourtier formula in fgei cg according to which benefits are given from 2001. The notification copy is in the Regional office Gwa as seen by some people. can u publish the same copy for all viewers of ur site?

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