Last Updated on April 15, 2022 by Galaxy World
Government of the Punjab, Finance Department has already issued a Summary DRA-2022 @15% Punjab Government Employees for the standing committee of the cabinet on Finance & Development. The provincial cabinet is not functional now. The same the provincial cabinet may approve after the restoration of the provincial cabinet.
A Summary DRA-2022 @15% Punjab Government Employees
- Federal Government issued notification regarding grant of Disparity Reduction Allowance @ 15% of the basic pay scale 2017 w.e.f. 01.03.2022. This allowance is for the employees in BS-1 to BS-19. These are those employees who have never got additional allowance / Allowances equal to or more than 100% of the basic pay (Whether frozen or not) or performance allowance (Annex-A).
- The employees of different provincial departments who are already drawing Special Allowance @25% of minimum Basic Pay scale 2017 vide notification dated 07.07.2021 (Annex-B) have started the demand of adoption of above said notification and protesting before the Provincial Secretariat.
Financial Effects of Disparity Reduction Allowance @ 15%
- In case the demand of Provincial employees the cabinet accepts i.e., grant of Disparity Reduction Allowance @ 15% of running Basic Pay Scale 2017, the financial implication in this regard is Rs.44.875 billion per annum (Annex-C). The eligibility criteria for grant of subject allowance are the same as reflected in the previous notification dated 07.07.2021 (Annex-B), as well as the name of said allowance, which shall be special allowance 2022 @ 15% of running basic pay scale 2017.
- In view of the foregoing, the finance Department moved a summary for the Chief Minister, who has desired that the matter may be placed before the Standing Committee of Cabinet on Finance & Development (SCCF&D) for its consideration / Approval (Annex-D).
- Proposal in Para 3 /ante, as well as a draft notification at (Annex-E), is placed before the Standing Committee of the Cabinet on Finance & Development for its consideration and approval.
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The Provincial Government employees may get this allowance after the approval of the provincial cabinet. It mostly depends on the Government. Let’s pray and hope for the best in the coming days. The employees of Punjab should not lose heart.
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