Budget 2019/2020: salary, pension increased up to 10 percent

Budget 2019/2020: salary, pension increased up to 10 percent

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced increase up to 10 percent in salary and pension in the federal budget 2019/2020.

Hammad Azhar, State Minister for Revenue presented Budget 2019/2020 on Tuesday and announced following relief measures for government employees and pensioners.

Ad-hoc Relief Allowance at 10 percent on running Basic Pay of BPS 2017 to civil government employees in BPS grade 1 to 16, and employees of Armed Forces Civil employees BPS 17 – 20 will be given ad-hoc Relief Allowance at 5 percent.

Civil employees in BPS 21 and 22 will receive no increase in pay as they have decided to sacrifice for the sake of improvement in economic situation of the country.

Increase in net pension at 10 percent will be given to all civil and armed forces pensioners of federal government.

Special conveyance allowance for disabled employees will be enhanced from Rs.1,000 per month to Rs.2,000 per month.

Special pay admissible to SPS/PS/APS to Ministers, Ministers of State, Parliamentary Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, and Joint Secretaries will be enhanced by 25 percent.

In addition to the above, minimum wage is being increased to Rs.17,500 per month.

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