Conveyance allowance of govt employees to increase by 100pc
Islamabad (June 26, 2012) – Federal government is likely to enhance the conveyance allowance by 100 percent for the federal government employees from Grade 1 to Grade 19 from July 1, official sources said on Monday.
Transport fares have been witnessing continuous increase during the last few years due to rising fuel prices and conveyance allowance of the federal government was freezed at the level of 2008. However, keeping in view the recent increase in transport fares, the federal government is likely to increase the allowance of its employees by 100 percent, sources said. The allowance for the employees from Grade 1 to Grade 10 is proposed to be increased from Rs 1,150 to Rs 2,300; employees from grade 11 to grade 15 will get from Rs 1,700 to Rs 3,400 and others from Rs 2,480 to Rs 4,960.
The federal government has already monetised the transport facility for the government employees from Grade 20 to 22 since January 1. These officers have sold the cars, which they had acquired on easy installments. Under the monetisation policy, the fuel, repair and maintenance and other expenditures would be the responsibility of civil servants for which he/she would be entitled to monetisation of transport allowance ranging from Rs 95,910 to Rs 65,960 depending upon grades. In the federal budget, the federal government has already announced 20 percent increase in salaries as ad hoc relief for all grades as well as 20 percent increase in pensions of the retired employees. The increase in the conveyance allowance would be over and above the benefit of the increase in the salaries.
(Published in DailyTimes Lahore on June 26, 2012)