The Annual Budget 2020-2021 Pakistan is very important in connection with the Government Employees of Pakistan. Government employees have many demands that they want to be fulfilled including Increase Salaries in Budget 2020-21 Pakistan. They are waiting for the promises of the prime minister of Pakistan, he made to the employees that they should wait for two years and after two years their salaries would be increased. The year 2018, 2019 gone and now it is 2020 and the employees of Pakistan have a big hope that their salaries will increase this time satisfactorily. As I previously mentioned, that the date of announcement of Budget 2020-21 is tentatively the Last week of May 2020.
Why the Salaries of Govt Employees Should Increase in Budget 2020-21 Pakistan?
It is a fact that due to the increase in dearness every businessman, shopkeeper, and other persons having different sources of income, have adjusted themselves by increasing their service changes, prices of the items, etc. Suppose a shopkeeper purchased an item in 20 rupees and sold it in 25 rupees earlier. If the rate of that item increased to 25, the shopkeeper managed to sell it in 30 rupees and even in more. So the dearness did not much affect his /her life. The problem is with Govt employees. The rates of the daily use items increased but the salary of the employee remained the same. He / She could not manage the same situation as his salary is fixed. He / She had to cut many necessary items; the employee reduced the food for his family, he /she shifted the family to lower standard residence and many others.
Updates of Increase Salary as on 10-03-2020
The Prime Minister of Pakistan in a meeting of the cabinet on 10th March 2020 advised to concerned that the Finance should prepare the proposals for the equalization of the salary of all the employees to pay scale-wise. The employees should get the salary the same as per their pay scales. There should not be a difference in salaries for two employees having the same pay scale.
How Much Salary Should Increase?
The rates of daily use items have increased by nearly 50% to 100%. So the Government should increase the salaries of the Government employees at a minimum of 50% of their running basic pay. There should be a minimum of 50% Dearness Allowance 2020 for all the Federal and Provincial Govt Employees.
Revision of Basic Pay Scales
Previously the Government revised pay scales in 2017. During 2018 and 2019 Govt did not revise the Basic Pay Scales. It is suggested that the Government should merge the adhoc relief allowances 2019, 2018, and 2017 into basic pay scales, and new basic pay scales 2020 should be introduced. The above-mentioned, dearness allowance should be on the current basic pay of the revised pay scales 2020.
Increase in House Rent Allowance 2020
The rates of House Rent Allowance should be on the initial basic pay of the current pay scales but the existing rates of HRA are based on Pay Scales 2008. After 2008 basic pay scales have been revised 4 times in 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2017 but the rates of the HRA remained the same. The rates of the rented houses have increased many times during this period. It is not possible to rent a house in 1500-2000 for lower-scale employees. Even an employee of BPS-17 cannot rent a house in about 7000/- that he /she gets as House Rent Allowance. So employees request to the Government of Pakistan that the HRA should be on the initial of the current pay scales.
Increase in Medical Allowance 2020
The medical allowance the Government employees are getting at present is very less as compared to the prices of the medicines and charges of the labs and doctors. The prices of medicines have increased many times. Most of the Government employees are getting Rs. 1500/- per month as a medical allowance that is not enough for the treatment of the employees and his /her family. It should be a minimum of 5000/- per month.
20% Special Allowance Federal Employees
The government granted 20% Special Allowance to Federal Govt Employees of Ministries and Divisions with effect from 1st March 2013. The employees of the attached departments of these Ministries and Divisions remained without this special allowance even today. The case was in Islamabad High Court and the then-Supreme Court of Pakistan has given its decision in favor of the Federal Govt Employees. The Government of Pakistan should grant 20% Special Allowance 2013 in light of the decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 4th February 2020.
Utility Allowance for All Provincial and Federal Employees
One of the main injustices is that some employees are getting utility allowance and others are not. The government also increased utility allowance during previous months due to the increase in utility expenses. These increases in rates of utility are for all Government employees. So it is a humble request to the Government that this utility allowance should be for all Government Employees.
Upgradation of Clerical Staff of Federal and Other Posts
The demand for the Upgradation of the clerical staff of the Federal Government at par with the provincial government ministerial staff is very old. The discrimination was created when all the provincial governments upgraded the posts to the clerical staff but the Federal Govt Clerical Staff remained deprived of it. In Provincial UDC / Senior Clerk is in BPS-14 while in Federal he is in BPS-11. In the same way, in provincial LDC / Junior Clerk is in BPS-11 while in Federal Departments he/she is in BPS-09. There should be equality for all employees of Pakistan. This is one example there are many other employees too who have different pay scales having the same nomenclature.
Increase in Pension 2020
The pensioners are also in a very pitiable condition. The government should increase their pension during the coming budget 2020-21 of Pakistan. There should be a reasonable increase in pension as they are also unable to face the prevailing dearness in the country.
More Demands of the Employees.
Increase Salaries in Budget 2020-21 Pakistan has become the Voice of Govt employees. If you think I have left /could not cover any other demand of the employees or pensioners, you can email me the same at [email protected]. There may be a requirement to improve/amend the above details demands. You can also give me suggestions to amend the above-said demands of the Government employees. I shall update the same here for the information of all.
Suggestions by Visitors :
1- Government should increase the minimum pension up to 20000 and the remaining pension must increase at least 50%
(Mr. Fazal Bakhsh).
2- Minimum 50% Increase in Pension (Mr. Muhammad Arif)
Pensioners are the most affected community from increasing information. Therefore Increase in Pension at least 50% and the issuance of a Health Card to the Pensioner’s families should give for survival.
Daycare Facility for Females
Standard Pay Package
The government should also revise the “Standard Pay Package”, the last time the standard pay package enhanced in the year 2017 https://www.glxspace.com/2017/07/22/notification-standard-pay-package-project-staff/ and now we are in the year 2020. These employees are also facing issues like other employees. (Pir Adnan Sajid).