It is not fully confirm how much salary of the employees will increase in the Financial Budget 2013-14. Various news has been received from the different News Papers regarding the pay and allowances for the employees. No one can say how much salary will increase for the employees. Many days ago news aroused from a newspaper that there will be only 15% increase in the salaries.
Various organizations have demanded to increase a handsome pay and allowances for the Govt Employees. But no official statement has yet been received that shows that is no big chance in this regard.
As you all know that there were so many rumors till the January 2013 for the Unified Pay Scales & Revised Pay Scales, Housing Monetizing etc for the Employees and all became the part of the past. Pay and Pension Committee continued its meeting since many previous years and the result of their meeting was ZERO.
In the present situation there are no chances of Unified Pay Scales and I think also for the Revised Pay Scales as the time is short and Financial Budget is to be announced within few weeks and in the same way the New Govt has not yet assumed the charge.
Request to the Govt of Pakistan
I today want to request to the Govt that it must look into the matter of the poor employees of Pakistan as the employees are living from hand to mouth especially the lower grade employees. They are forced to do part time work to meet their daily needs. The present pay and allowances for the employees are not enough to put food on the table for their kids. Only food is not their issue there are many other issues: The schooling of their kids, medicines for the family, the prices of those are increasing with the every day passing.
According to survey most of the lower grade employees are forced to take loan to meet the needs of their routine. Their pay is gone with the first week of month. The same case is with the pensioners. When an employee is retired from Govt Service he/she gets average about 600,000 gratuity that is not enough even to purchase a 5 Marla Plot in any city. The matter of its construction is the other issue if he succeeds any way to purchase a 5 Marla plot. Govt should also do some thing in this matter.
Keeping in view the above facts the Govt should look into the series matter of the poor employee and there should be at least 50% increase in the salaries of the employees with the condition that there be no increase in the dearness.
I am here publishing a news clip from the daily express that shows the demands of the employees and the response of the Govt authorities.