Depositing of Pension Contribution to the Successors Local Governments

Government of the Punjab, Local Government & Community Development Department has issued letter on 11-02-2019 in connection with Depositing of Pension Contribution to the Successors Local Governments. Detail is as under:

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and state that the petitioners in the subject petition have claimed that their gratuity/ pensionary-dues prior to 31.12.2016 have not yet been paid by the successor local governments (copy enclosed).

2.   The case has been examined and found that a large number of employees were working as Secretaries and Niab Qasids in Union Councils establishment under the repealed Punjab Local Government Ordinance, 2001.  On promulgation of the Punjab Local Government Act, 2013, the rights, assets and liabilities of the above Union Councils have been succeeded by Union Councils by virtue of section 3(1)(d) of the Act ibid, and therefore the outstanding pension contribution is to be deposited by the Union Councils with the parent successor local government enabling the retired employees to receive their pension/gratuity in time.

3. It is further stated that the Government of Punjab is paying Provincial Finance Commission (PFC) share (development and non-development) @ Rs.3,00,000/- to the Union Councils on monthly basis. Payment of pension contribution to the concerned successor local government is charged expenditure is terms of section 102 of Punjab Local Government Act, 2013 and should be assigned priority on other expenditure either of devilment and non-development nature.   

 4.    In view of the above, you are directed to pay the outstanding pension contribution to the concerned successor local government immediate without further loss of time to enable the Chairmen and chief Officers to finalize the pension cases of the retired employees forthwith.

5.   This should be assigned top priority.                   

Special thanks to Mr. Zahid Khan for sending the copy of the letter of Depositing of Pension Contribution to the Successors Local Governments.

Depositing of Pension Contribution

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