KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday announced a 15 per cent raise in salary of provincial government employees and 5 per cent increase in pension effective from July 01, 2022.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced raise in pay and pension while presenting the provincial budget 2022-2023.
The chief minister announced various relief measures for employees and pensioners during next fiscal year.
He said Adhoc Relief Allowances 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 at the rates admissible to employees of Federal Government are being merged and Revised Basic Pay Scale 2022 for Civil Servants of Government of Sindh is being introduced on the pattern of Federal Government.
Adhoc Relief Allowance at the rate of 15 per cent of Basic Pay Scales to Civil Servants of Government of Sindh w.e.f. 1st July 2022 is proposed.
Disparity Allowance at the rate of 33 per cent of Basic Pay will be paid to Civil Servants in BPS-1 to 16 and at the rate of 30 per cent to Civil Servants in BPS-17 and above in lieu of the differential rate of Ad-hoc Relief Allowances 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021, which are being abolished w.e.f 1st July, 2022.
Pensioners of Government of Sindh were already getting 22.5 per cent more increase in net pension than pensioners of Federal Government till February 2022. Therefore, an increase at the rate of 5 per cent of net pension will be paid to the pensioners of the Sindh Government w.e.f 1st July, 2022.
Thus, after announcement of 10 per cent increase in net pension by Federal Government in March 2022 and enhancement of the rate of increase to 15 per cent from 1st July 2022, the pensioners of Government of Sindh will still be getting 12.5 per cent more of net pension than the pensioners of Federal Government.