Finance ministry notifies increase in salaries of govt’s employees
ISLAMABAD – The ministry of finance has notified the increase in salaries of the government’s employees as announced in the annual budget for current fiscal year.
“The President has been pleased to sanction the revision of Basic Pay Scales & Allowances with effect from 1st July, 2022 for the civil employees of the federal government, paid out of civil estimates and from the defence estimates,” said the ministry of finance in a notification issued here on Friday. The Basic Pay Scales-2022 shall replace the Basic Pay Scales-2017 with effect from July. The notification elaborated that after the new pay scales, all five adhoc reliefs will be merged together.
According to the notification, the basic pay of an employee in service on 30-06-2022 shall be fixed in the Basic Pay Scales-2022 on point to point basis i.e. at the stage corresponding to that occupied by him/her above the minimum of Basic Pay Scales-2017. In case of Personal Pay being drawn by an employee as part of his/her basic pay beyond the maximum of his/her pay scale on 30-06-2022, he/she shall continue to draw such pay in the Basic Pay Scales-2022 at the revised rates.
In cases of promotion from a lower to higher posts/scale before introduction of these scales, the pay of the employees concerned in the revised pay scale may be fixed and so enhanced that it would not be less than the pay that would have been admissible to him if his promotion to the higher post/scale had taken place after the introduction of these scales.
An Ad-hoc Relief Allowance-2022 @ 15% of the running basic pay of BPS-2017 shall be allowed to the civil employees of the federal government as well as civilians paid out of defence estimates including contingent paid staff and contract employees employed against civil posts in Basic Pay Scales on standard terms and conditions of contract appointment with effect from 01-07-2022 and shall stand frozen at the same level till further orders.
All the new entrants shall be allowed Ad-hoc Relief Allowance-2022 @ 15% of the minimum of the relevant basic pay of BPS-2017 on notional basis with effect from 01-07-2022 till further orders and shall stand frozen at the same level. The Ad-hoc Relief Allowance will be subject to Income Tax.
The Ad-hoc Relief Allowance will be admissible during leave and entire period of L.P.R. except during extra ordinary leave. The Ad-hoc Relief Allowance will not be treated as part of emoluments for the purpose of calculation of Pension/Gratuity and recovery of House Rent. The Ad-hoc Relief Allowance will not be admissible to the employees during the tenure of their posting/deputation abroad. The Ad-hoc Relief Allowance will be admissible to the employees on their repatriation from posting/deputation abroad at the rate and amount which would have been admissible to them, had they not been posted abroad.
The Ad-hoc Relief Allowance will be admissible during the period of suspension. The term “Basic Pay” will also include the amount of Personal Pay granted on account of annual increment(s) beyond the maximum of the existing pay scales. All the Special Pays, Special Allowances or the Allowances admissible as percentage of pay (excluding those which are capped by fixing maximum limit) including House Rent Allowance and the Allowance/Special Allowance equal to one month basic pay, granted to federal government employees irrespective of his/her posting in Ministry/Division/Department/Office etc. including civil employees in BPS 1-22 of Judiciary shall stand frozen at the level of its admissibility as on 30-06-2022.
According to the notification, the minimum salary of grade 1 government employee will be Rs13, 550 and maximum salary will be Rs26,450. The minimum salary of grade 17 employee will be Rs45,070 and maximum salary will be Rs113,470. The minimum salary of grade 21 employee will be Rs113,790 and maximum salary will be Rs217,670. The minimum salary of grade 22 employee will be Rs122,190 and maximum salary will be Rs244,130.