The Punjab government has approved the Grant of Special Allowance 2022 15% Punjab. In this connection, meeting was held under Punjab Cabinet. Here we are sharing the latest update of the special allowance15% on running basic pay. Minutes of the meeting of the Provincial Cabinet held on 13/06/2022 On AGENDA GRANT OF 15% SPECIAL ALLOWANCE-2022.
Special allowance notification Punjab 2022
Secretary Finance Department briefed the Cabinet that Federal Government issued notification regarding grant of Disparity Reduction Allowance @ 15% of the basic pay scale 2017 w.e.f. 01.03.2022 to its employees in BS-1 to BS-19 who had never been allowed additional allowance/allowances equal to or more than 100% of the basic pay (whether frozen or not) or performance allowance.
The cabinet was further apprised that the Chief Minister was pleased to direct that the matter regarding grant of Special Allowance 2022, with effect from 1st March 2022, at the rate of 15 percent of basic pay scales (BPS)-2017 to that BS-01 to BS-19 employees of the Government of Punjab who was not drawing any cadre/service-specific allowance(s) may be placed before the Standing Committee of the Cabinet on Finance & Development (SCCFD) for consideration. Cabinet Wing of S&GAD had returned the subject agenda with the direction to seek fresh approval of the Chief Minister.
Accordingly, a fresh summary was initiated to Chief Minister regarding
the approval of a grant of 15% Special Allowance on the basic pay scale 2017 to the employees in BS-01 to BS-19 who were not receiving any service/cadre specific allowance. Chief Minister had been pleased to allow to place the matter before the Cabinet for its consideration and approval.
It was further added that in case the demand of provincial employees was accepted i.e., grant of Disparity Reduction Allowance @15% of running Basic Pay Scale of 2017, the financial implication in this regard would be Rs.45 billion per annum and Rs.15 billion arrears w.e.f. 01.03.2021 to 30.06.2022. The eligibility criteria for grant of subject allowance would be the same as reflected in the previous notification dated 07.07.2021, as well as the name of said allowance, which would be Special Allowance 2022 @ 15% of running basic pay scale 2017.
Accordingly, the Cabinet was requested to consider and approve the Special Allowance 2022 @ 15% of running basic pay scale 2017 to the employees in BS-01 to BS-19 who were not receiving any service/cadre specific allowance w.ef. 01/03/2022. The government of Puanb is also going to revise the scales of Punjab Employees.
Approval of 15 % Special Allowance 2022 Punjab
The Cabinet considered and approved the proposal contained in para 5.5 above.