Budget 2011-2012 & Employees: Any Plan to Raise Pay & Pension?

Budget 2011-2012 & Employees: Any Plan to Raise Pay & Pension? Daily English DAWN April 17, 2011:

ISLAMABAD, Sunday, April 17, 2011: Govt of Pakistan is planning to announced budget 2011-2011 in the end of May, 2011. Government has no plans to increase salaries and pensions of government employees in the next budget because of tight fiscal position and to absorb the impact of ‘unreasonable 50 per cent raise’ allowed last year.
A senior finance ministry official told Dawn that the government had been considering for more than six months trimming down the 50 per cent salary and pension increase by half as part of budget restructuring as fiscal deficit started to shoot up, but could not make up its mind because of political reasons. Obviously there is no proposal under consideration to increase salaries and pensions in the next year’s budget, he added.
He pointed out that the pay and pension raise allowed last year put an additional burden of more than Rs100 billion on the exchequer, a major contributing factor in the higher fiscal deficit during the current financial year.
The official recalled that the government had increased wheat support price from Rs650 per 40kg to Rs950 per 40kg in just one year and then had to put a freeze on it for next two years to phase out the ‘irrational’ increase.There is no doubt in the finance ministry that the salary increase too has to be gradually adjusted to ease out financial pressure, he added.
He said that even if the rate of inflation was factored in, the increase in salaries already allowed had more than taken care of the impact of general pricing trend during the year.The next financial year will remain in the stabilisation mode and hence the government will not risk adding financial pressure.
It would be the first time in more than a decade that the salary budget would remain frozen in real terms at the previous year’s position. Every year, the government has been increasing salaries by 10-15 per cent in the form of dearness allowance, ad hoc allowance or increase in basic salaries but last year it allowed a 50 per cent increase.
In September 2010, the finance ministry had proposed cutting down government employees’ salaries by 25-30 per cent to accommodate additional pressure arising out of devastation caused by the floods. This could not materialise for unknown reasons although public sector development programme was cut by about 40 per cent.
Again in February 2011, the finance ministry discussed with the Pakistan Muslim League-N reducing salaries of grade 1722 officers by 25 per cent as part of broader dialogue on the 10point economic agenda, but the idea was shot down by the government’s political leadership.The expected savings under this head had to be replaced later with flood tax and power tariff increases.

 

14 Comments

  1. MUHAMMAD SOHRAB says:

    Ameen , HUM TAMAM MUSLAMO KO APNAY AMAAAL K SILAY MAIN YE HUKAMRAAAN MAILAY HAIN.HUM SAB KO ISGFAAR KARNAY KI ZAROORAT HI. APP APNAY OFFICE YA DEPARTMENT MAIN OFFICERS KO DEKHAIN APNY MATLAB KI KHATER WO AAP SAY HAR KAAM KARWANAY KO KEHIAN GAY MAGAR JAHAN PAR UN KO APNI JAAN KI PARAY GI WO APP KO NAHI KEHAIN GAY. HUMARAY ARMY SAY LE KAR CIVIL TAK TAMAM OFFICER CRUPT HIAN.

  2. Khalid Asghar says:

    Brothers keep in mind that there is an other catogary of servants and they are private servants like teachers and other staff working in private offices whose pay is not enough to meet the daily expenditures and they has no hope to increase their pay because they have no union and govt. has no check on these private orgnnisations. Govt. should keep in mind about welfare of thes people with govt. servants

  3. Tahir Afzaal says:

    Main Fire Brigade Islamabad Main operator ho..BPS 09
    main PPP/mqm/pml q kehta ho…
    aap ke ghar ka aik b fard mahana 10,000/- main guara kar sakte hai..?
    Fire Brigade main 700/- Staff hai jo
    es job k sath part time bazar lagte hai.. taksi chalate hai…part time job kar k apna guzara kar rahe hai…
    es hakumat nay last year 50% pay increase ki mager mehgai 400% Increase ki…
    main dua karta ho k ALLAH es hakumat ko Hadait day.. aur mehgai ki bajay pay ko Increase kare.. sab bolo aaaaaaaaaaameeeeeeeeeeeeeen

  4. Sheikh Hameed says:

    There should be 100% increase in salaries of Government employees keeping in view inflation during preceding one year only. Increase does not matter for corrupt employees but it is life line for honest ones.


  5. HAHAHHAAHAHAHAH YES YOU ARE RIGHT SALMAN – ACTUALLY GOVERNMENT ITSELF WANTS CURRUPTION IN THE SYSTEM THAT’S WHY THEY ARE NOT INCREASING SALARIES ANYWAYS I DON’T UNDERSTAND ONE THING SALMAN THE POLITICIAN OF PAKISTAN DON’T THINK ABOUT THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT AND DON’T THEY THINK THAT FINALLY THEY HAVE TO DIE – AMAZING DEFINITELY ONE DAY WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL REALIZE THAT WHATEVER THEY EARN IS USELESS – MAY ALLAH GIVE THEM HUMINITY


  6. yes please do not increase our pay. but we must be allowed to do corruption as our politician specially Prime Minister’s family is doing

  7. TAHIR JAFRI says:

    The prices of basic commodities like, sugar,mazes, electricity,gas, fuel and everything is touching sky high. It has become very difficult for the common man to buy even food items for his family. Healthcare, education, and other expenses of daily lives have become unaffordable. There is great disbalancde between salaries, pension and the expenditure. During the past 64 years Government has been increasing salaries of Government employees and pension of the retired Government employees in an equal proportion but during the budget 2010-11 the salaries of in-service employees was increased by 50% while the pension was raised by 15 – 20 perscent which is injustice to retired employes and an discrimination between in-service and retired employees.Madam Fouzia Wahab has stated that the Government has no plan to raise salaries of the employees due to financial crises, but let me ask a question WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FINANCIAL CRISES? WHY DON’T THE GOVERNMENT REDUCE HIS OWN EXPENDITURE? WHY THE GOVERNMENT IS INCREASING MINISTERS? I would request President Asif Ali Zardi, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Finance Minister Dr.Abdul Shaikh to increase pension of the retired Government employees at-least in order to compensate them, as last year the pension not inctreased like in-service employees.In up coming budget 2011-12 the increase in pension be made according to the INDEX PAY SYSTEM. THANK YOU AND BEST OF LUCK,


  8. government must consider to increase atleast basic pay or provide some additional allowance by 20 to 25 percent as there is a price hike took place, the increase must be grade wise and not on the basis of basic pay.


  9. Government,

    Go to hell and don’t increase salaries of ur employees. I assure u that people will not die bcoz its in Allah Hands. Please concentrate on ur own previliges and benifits bcoz today iz urs but tomorrow will be of someone else. You cant do anything for the people except this.


  10. Dear fellows please forget the presss release of lala hanif because if you can read the original MOU clearly lala and party signed that in future they never protest again any policy made by the managment and you know that lala never contact any person after election he has a typical sence of politices they never bring any change in future in ptcl and for workers they nerve solve any issue of workers like over time,education grant and specially marketing policy of managment.Brothers never trust on faq leaders .

  11. Aslam Baloch says:

    Matter is not that why not Govt. or PTET & PTCL increase Pay & Pension. Matter is that in which rules PTCL or Govt. stop the Pay & Pension by-slef wishes. ( APNE MARZEE SAY PAY/PENSION INCREASE KARTAY HAIN AUR APNE MARZEE SAY DEDUCT OR STOP KARTAY HAIN) It means that no kind of rules in the constitution of Pakistan for Employees. Why not Our Supreme Court is taking somoto-action for employee. Although Senior Judges are also Govt.Employee.


  12. PTCL management always have double standard. Sometime it deals the regular employee as PTCL (Company employee) and sometime as a Govt Employee.It safe guard his own interests like a BANIA. Stop cruelity. Stop dismisal. Stop serving Show Cause Notice with no reasons.


  13. If government increases pay of government departments then PTCL managment says that ptcl is not government department but if government decreases pay of government departments or cut pay for some matter then ptcl managment cuts pay of employees immediately that is government oreders.All employees much hat ptcl managment that is crushing employees of ptcl and also hat supreme court of pakistan which is not doing justice with ptcl employees.


  14. now it is the issue the cut employees pay.PTCL will be first to act upon on the decision of cutting pay of employees.if there as issue to increase pay of employee then ptcl arrests employees suspend show cause notices etc.

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