Islamabad High Court (IHC) on 18-06-2013 has made a decision to grant 20% Special Allowance to all the Federal Govt Employees. Earlier in March 2013, Ex-PM Raja Pervez Asharf had announced 20% Special Allowance to the Secretariat and Ministries and Divisions Employees and the Employees of Attached Departments, Semi Govt and Corporations were deprived of this allowance.
This allowance will be granted wef 1st march 2013 as the Employees of Ministries & Divisions are availing the same since 1st March 2013.
The judgment says that “ The Grant of Special Allowance @ 20% to the employees working in the Federal Ministries/Divisions and withholding of the same from Federal Govt employees of other Secretariat, Departments and Statutory Bodies where Govt Scale are applicable is discriminatory in nature as such offensive to the constitutionally granted rights of these employees. All the Federal Govt Employees are therefore held entitled to Special Allowance @ 20% with effect from the employees working in the Federal Ministries/Divisions have been allowed.”