According to the news there are chances for the Increase in Salaries Budget 2018-19 for Government Employees. There may be a special pay package for the Government employees in the coming budget 2018-19. The demands of the employees are to increase the pay and allowances for the Government Employees. Rana Afzal Khan has assured the delegation of employees to increase the salaries of employees.
Already Announced/Expected Increase in Salaries 2018-19
As you know PM Office has already issued the letter regarding the increase of the following:
Increase in House Rent Allowance @50% of the Running HRA
PM Office has approved the Increase in House Rent Allowance @50% of the Running HRA for the federal Government Employees in the coming budget 2018-19. This HRA will be nearly the 1½ times of the running house rent allowance. For example if an employee is getting Rs. 2000/- HRA per month then his/her new HRA will be Rs. 3000/-.
Increase in rental ceiling for hiring of Private accommodation
According to the letter Increase in rental ceiling for hiring of Private accommodation is also expected 50% more than the running.
Increase in HRA in the Interest of Equality according to the PM Office letter.
It is to clarify here that it is not in the interest of equality to increase 50% HRA and Hiring. Rental Ceiling for Hiring of accommodation has already been increased in 2014 and House Rent Increased in 2008. If both increase 50% it is not equality. House Rent must be on the initial of basic pay scales 2017 not 50% of the running HRA to maintain the equality for the employees.
Requests of the Employees to Increase in Salaries in Budget 2018-19
The following I suggest to be increased for the Government employees in the Budget 2018-19:
Increase in House Rent Allowance (HRA) 2018
House Rent Allowance should be 30% and 45% on the initial basic pay of the pay scales 2017 for all the Federal and Provincial Government Employees.
Increase in Pay & Allowances in Budget 2018-19
There should be minimum 20% increase in pay and allowances for the Government Employees in the coming budget 2018-19 as there have been increased the rates of daily use items more than 20%.
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Updates of Increase In Salaries Budget 2018-18 as on 18-02-2018
News on Regarding Salary Increase Budget 2018-19
According to the Daily Jang Lahore dated 13-03-2018 there are chances of 20% increase in salary for the Government Employees of Pakistan. Detail is as under: