Govt of the Punjab Finance Department Lahore has issued Notification No. FD.PC.2-2/2010 dated 2nd May 2013 in connection with the Admissibility of Adhoc Allowance 2010 & Adhoc Relief Allowance 2011 on Promotion or Up-gradation of an employee to Higher Scales after 30th June 2010.
It is stated that a question has arisen about admissibility of Adhoc Allowance 2010 @ 50% of the existing basic pay of the Basic Pay Scales 2008 and Adhoc Allowance 2011 @ 15% of the existing basic pay of the Basic Pay Scales 2008 to those who have been promoted/upgraded to higher pay scales after 30-06-2010.
Punjab Govt Employees in BPS-01 to 22 were allowed AA-2010 @ 50% of the existing basic pay of the Basic Pay Scales 2008 wef 01-07-2010 vide Notification dated 15-07-2010. Therefore it was clarified vide Para 2 (ii) of circular letter dated 12-01-2011 that on promotion from lower to higher scale after 30-06-2010 the said allowance @ 50% along with Medical Allowance will be allowed on existing basic pay as on 30-06-2010.
Similarly Adhoc Relief Allowance 2011 @ 15% of the existing basic pay of the Basic Pay Scales 2008 was allowed wef 01-07-2011 vide Para 7 of notification dated 11-07-2011. Both the allowances were also allowed to the new entrants i.e who were appointed after 01-07-2011 @ 50% & 15% respectively of the minimum of relevant Basic Pay Scales 2008 vide Para 6 (ii) & 7 (ii) of the notification dated 11-07-2011.
An anomalous situation emerged between Govt servants already in service and new entrants appointed subsequently. On one hand employees who were already in Govt service and were promoted/upgraded after 30-06-2010 continued to draw both the allowances at the level of admissibility as on 30-06-2010 on the basis of their basic pay scales in lower scale even if was lower than the minimum of pay scales against which the employees were promoted to higher pay scales or placed in the higher pay scales through up-gradation. On the other hand the new entrants who came into service after 30-06-2010 or even after 01-07-2011 were allowed both allowance @ 50% & 15% of the minimum of the relevant of the existing basic pay of the Basic Pay Scales 2008 vide Paras 6 (ii) & 7 (ii) of the notification dated 11-07-2011.
In view of the above, the employees promoted/up-graded to higher scales after 30-06-2010 are entitled to Adhoc Allowance 2010 & Adhoc Relief Allowance 2011 @ 50% & 15% respectively of their basic pay of Basic Pay Scales 2008 as on 30-06-2010 subject to 50%/15% of the minimum of pay scales of Basic Pay Scales 2008 against which these employees have been promoted/up-graded and the rates of both the allowances would be frozen at that level. As far as the new entrants appointed after 01-07-2011 are concerned they would continue to draw both the allowances @ 50% & 15% of the minimum of the relevant pay scales of Basic Pay Scales 2008 as per policy envisaged at Paras 6 (ii) & 7 (ii) of the notification dated 11-07-2011.