Lahore High Court has issued judgment on 2nd April 2014 in connection with grant of Special Wapda Allowance @RS-10000/- PM to the Chemical Officers of PEPCO/WAPDA wef1/09/2009. Some points of this decision are as under:
Petitioners have invoked the Constitutional Jurisdiction of this court under Article 199 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, alleging that the petitioners possessing degree of M.Sc (Chemical Engineering) and M.Sc (Chemical Technology) are entitled to the grant of Special Wapda Allowance at the rate of Rs. 1000/- per month wef 01-01-2009 which has been extended by Wapda and its relating companies/respondents to almost all categories of their employees of BPS-17 and above who posses B.Sc (Engineering and Master Degrees).
That the petitioners were constrained to send legal notice dated 24-10-2011 to the respondents seeking grant of Special Allowances which have been declined through the impugned order dated 03-11-2011. That the impugned order is illegal, arbitrary, discriminatory, violative to the petitioner’s right guaranteed under the Constitution.
Petitioners therefore are entitled to the benefit of Special Wapda Allowance at the rate of Rs. 1000/- per month with effect from 01-09-2009.
For the above reasons the petition is allowed and the respondents are directed to extend the benefit of Special Wapda Allowance to the petitioners in the above terms. Arrears towards Special Allowance in terms of this order shall be paid to the petitioners within a period of 90 days. You read the full details of this judgment on the copy of the decision.
This post has been delivered by Mr. Muhammad Shafiq Akhtar.