Government of the Punjab, Finance Department has revised the rates of Utility Allowance for the officials and officers working in the Punjab Civil Secretariat. The Union of the Punjab Civil Secretariat along-with officials were protesting to increase the rates of utility allowance for the employees working in Secretariat. After negotiation of Union with the competent authority, it was decided that a summary will be sent to Chief Minister, Government of the Punjab with the request to revise the rate of utility allowance. Government of the Punjab Notification of grant of utility allowance for the employees working in Punjab Civil Secretariat is available at the end of this post.
The employees working in the Civil Secretariat is granted utility allowance and as well as Civil Secretariat allowance @ rate of 50% of the each official and officer. The employees working outside the Secretariat do not have these facilities. It was demanding by the officials working in the government departments to grant utility and secretariat allowance but it was rejected by the Competent Authority / Finance Department. However, the utility allowance for the staff working in Civil Secretariat has been revised and 100% increase was granted by the Chief Minister, Punjab. The revised rate of utility allowance is given as under:-
|Basic Pay Scale||Existing Rate||Revised Rate|
|BS 01 to 08||3,000/-||6,000/-|
|BS 09 to 14||4,000/-||8,000/-|
|BS 16 to 17||7,000/-||14,000/-|
In response to approval made by the Chief Minister, Punjab, the then Secretary, Finance Mr. Abdullah Khan Sumbal has issued notification of the revised utility allowance for officials and officers working in the Punjab Civil Secretariat, Lahore. The employees of Punjab Civil Secretariat were pleased regarding 100% increase in the utility allowance.
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