LAHORE - The Punjab Finance Department has recommended additional allowances for additional charges, it has been learnt.

Sources said it was a long-standing demand of the officials holding additional charges.

“Earlier, the department didn’t allow such allowances. The officers were often reluctant to hold additional charges and consider it a burden,” the sources said.

When an officer performs his duties wholeheartedly on additional posts, he/she should be given the allowance, an official said.

All such matters were put before the regulation wing of the Finance department whether additional charge allowance can be granted or not. It was also under question whether additional charge allowance against a lower in status than the incumbent post of the officer, holding the charge, can be allowed.  After thoroughly pondering upon the matter, the department recommended that allowances for all additional offices, higher, lower and equal in the status of the incumbent should be given.