ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government has reportedly given selected 1700 civil servants 150 percent raise in salary.
Most of the civil servants who have been given the raise on basic salary belong to the administrative policy-making group, such as the ex-DMG (currently Pakistan Administrative Service) and ex-PCS (now Provincial Management Service). Other civil servants like teachers, doctors, professors and engineers have been ignored in the new development, The News International reported.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has taken this decision without informing the provincial assembly.
The News has quoted sources within the Prime Minister’s Office as saying that the PM was apprised that the raise has been given in the name of ‘executive allowance’.
All provincial secretaries, additional chief secretaries, members of the Board of Revenue, additional secretaries, deputy secretaries, section officers, commissioners, deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners, revenue officials and special judicial magistrates have been granted the ‘executive allowance’.
On July 29, the Finance Department of the Punjab government issued the notification: “Grant of executive allowance @1.5 times of the monthly basic pay to all officers working on the cadre strength/ list of posts duly notified by services & general administrative department”.
On August 22, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed said bureaucrats were not working as they were scared of accountability.
“They all have been working for Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif, but they have left working for Imran Khan,” Sheikh Rasheed had said while addressing a press conference in Lahore.
His ministry had reduced deficit of 4 billion rupees and increased 8,000,000 passengers, he had said adding that Railways earned 10 billion rupees profit. He had said trains would be run on time from September 15.
On Kashmir dispute, Sheikh Rasheed had said Prime Minister Imran Khan fought Kashmir case very well.