Government of Pakistan Finance Division has issued Notification No. 7(1) Exp-IV/2014 dated 9th September 2014 in connection with Austerity/Economy Measures for Financial Year 2014-2015.
According to this Notification it has been decided to enforce the following Austerity/Economy Measures during the Financial Year 2014-2015.
There will be a complete ban on purchase of all types of vehicles both for development as well as current expenditures except operational vehicles for law enforcing agencies.
There will be a ban on creation of new posts except for those developments projects and approved by the competent authority.
Entitlement of periodical, magazines of all officers will remain restricted to only one newspaper.
Serving of official lunches/dinners should be restricted.
Principal Accounting Officers will ensure rationalization of utility bills while remaining within the available budget as no re-appropriation will be authorized to/from utilities.