The Secretary Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued Notification No. PA/ Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/Bills/2013/2848 dated 22-01-2013 regarding Civil Servant (Amendment) Act 2013 in connection with Pension and Gratuity. This bill was passed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly on 15th January 2013 and assented to by the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 17th January 2013. The following amendments have been made in the existing Act No. XVIII of 1973:
Pension & Gratuity: 1- On retirement from service, a civil servant shall be entitled to receive such pension or gratuity as may be prescribed.
2- In the event of death of a civil servant, whether before or after retirement, his family shall be entitled to receive such pension or gratuity or both as may be prescribed.
3- No Pension shall be admissible to a civil servant who is dismissed or removed from service for reasons of discipline, but Govt may sanction compassionate allowance to such civil servant not exceeding two-third of the pension or gratuity which would have been admissible to him had he been invalided from service on the date of such dismissal or removal.
4- If the determination of the amount of Pension or Gratuity admissible to a civil servant is delayed beyond one month of the date of his retirement or death, he or his family, as the case may be, shall be paid provisionally such anticipatory pension or gratuity as may be determined by the prescribed authority according to the length of service of the civil servant which qualifies for pension or gratuity, and any over payment on such provisional pension shall be adjusted against the amount of pension or gratuity finally determined as payable to such civil servant or his family.
Provided that those who are appointed in the prescribed manner to a service or post on or after the 1st July 2001 till 23rd July 2005 on contract basis shall be deemed to have been appointed on regular basis.
Provided further, that the amount of Contributory Provident Fund subscribed by the civil servant shall be transferred to his General Provident Fund.
5- In case any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of his section, the Secretary to Government Establishment Department shall constitute a committee comprising of the Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Secretary to Govt Law Department and Accountant General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for removal of the difficulty. (A Post by Sher Nawab Khan).