Pay Committee Meeting in Islamabad – No final decision, implementation of remaining recommendations of Pay & Pension Commission 2009

Disparity in pay scales: Civil servants must wait for pay raise

At present, employees of some of the government departments are getting more than the normal pay of civil servants.

(Published in “Express Tribune” on 20/10/2012)
Islamabad (Saturday, October 20, 2012) – As pressure mounts on the government to bring an end to discriminatory practices, the Pay Committee has decided to keep the pay scales of civil servants unchanged while vowing to address genuine concerns of the employees without putting additional strain on the exchequer.

Headed by former State Bank of Pakistan governor Dr Ishrat Husain, the committee decided on Friday that in its efforts to remove disparity in salaries, it will adopt a path that will have no implications for the budget.

The government constituted the committee to rationalise or bring maximum possible equality in the salaries of employees working in equal basic pay scales in various government departments. At present, employees of some of the government departments are getting more than the normal pay of civil servants.

Few of these departments are the Presidency, Prime Minister Secretariat, Federal Board of Revenue, judiciary, armed forces, National Highway and Motorway Police, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority, National Accountability Bureau and PM’s Security.

The employees of the Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue (AGPR) have given a deadline to the government either to increase their salaries or withdraw the raise given to other departments. The budget constraints have forced the finance ministry to undertake an assessment before taking any decision.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Ministry of Finance spokesman Rana Assad Amin said the Pay Committee discussed three options, which were on table. It reviewed the possibility of equalising salaries of all employees by increasing the pay of comparatively less-paid people. However, this option will put a huge burden on the national exchequer and is likely to be dropped at the end of the day.

The committee also discussed the possibility of equalising salaries by decreasing the pay of the privileged club and increasing the pay of those who are being paid less.

The last option was to merge the four ad hoc allowances in the salaries of those employees who are comparatively paid less. This option is likely to be picked up as it will not have an immediate impact on the budget, but will increase the pension bill in coming years.

In the next meeting, likely to be held after Eid, the regulations wing of the finance ministry will present implications of each option for the budget.

Amin said the committee decided that in the first phase only the salaries of civil servants will be rationalised and pay scales of the judiciary and armed forces will be considered in the second phase.

According to calculations of the finance ministry, a grade 22 civil servant is normally getting monthly salary of Rs122,936. The same official, if working in ERRA, will get Rs154,117, in FBR his salary will be Rs187,286, in Presidency and Prime Minister Secretariat Rs170,747 and in NAB Rs154,117.

The grade 22 officer of the Supreme Court, Islamabad High Court, Federal Shariat Court and the law ministry will get the highest salary of Rs234,685. In ISI, the grade 22 officer is getting Rs149,961 and a lieutenant general of the army will get Rs140,148.

Similarly, a grade 1 employee of a civil department will get Rs15,305 per month, in FBR the amount goes up to Rs22,003, in ERRA Rs18,193, in Presidency and PM Secretariat Rs20,273, in NAB Rs18,408, in NHA Rs29,001, in Model Traffic Police Rs29,433, in Eagle Force Rs19,625, in PM Security Rs20,921, in ISI Rs18,113 and in armed forces Rs19,452. The judiciary’s grade 1 employee is getting Rs32,686.

The finance ministry’s spokesman said the committee also decided to consult all the provinces before taking a final decision. It also decided to implement the remaining recommendations of the Pay and Pension Commission of 2009. These recommendations include monetisation of housing rent.

24 Comments


  1. suna k new revised pay scales summery pe wazir e khazana hafeez sheikh ny aaj sign kar diye. ab sirf pm k baqi reh gaye. is it true?


  2. lanat ppp pr


  3. kaya ye ptcl per lago hongy ya nahi

  4. Ejaz Aslam Khan says:

    In Hukmaranu aur Is ithadion se kheir ki umeed mat rakhien Is dunya me shahid in ka Aitishab mumkin na ho lekin marne k bad tu in ko kon bachai ga afsos is bat ka he Ham low paid sarkari mulazimen ki kismat in hathon me he jin me se shahid baz k bache shahid is mulk ka pani peena bhi pasand nahi karte Allah in ki dillon pe rehim dalle aur mengai ke ishab se masawat ko madi nazar rakhte howe Hamare pay scales ko barabri ki satta par revised kya jai

  5. Tahir Afzaal Jajjah says:

    good..doston se baat aik share karna chahata ho k..UPS ho ga zarur mager koshash karna se..har department suprim court main writ dair kar day tu yeh possible hai..sirf aik singal person har department se..

  6. RIASAT MEHMOOD says:

    Noma meri dua aap k sath hai lakn agr aap in hukamrano k rehm o karam pe rahay to phr mujhe kuch aur hi dikhai de raha hai.

  7. RIASAT MEHMOOD says:

    Meri aap sab se request hai k agr ye election se phly hum employees ka nahin sochty.
    To pp ya us k kisi ithadi ko vote na dena plz.
    Humary sath jo kuch bugt main kya sab ko yaad hai na.


  8. pata nahi zardari ko kya maza ata hy zakhmo pe namak dalny me? swiss bank waly kehty hein k in k itny paisay hamary pas account me parhy hein k un paiso sy 30 years tak pakistan ka tax free budget banaya ja sakta hy, supreme court ka BPS-01 ka senaitry worker start 32686 salary leta hy, me school teacher BPS-14 after 3 years b sirf 15000 leta huu, jab mera scale ek police SHO aur army k subaidar k barabar hy mgr tankhua k silsilay me govt mujy ek bhangee k brabr b nhi smjti, to me qom ki kis tara tameer kru

  9. Abdul Salam says:

    “Yahan comment dene se kuch nai ho ga.. Apne haq aur Insaf ki khatr ap ko apni awaz bulnd krna hogi. Pehle kisi ne awaz e nai uthai, s mulk mai insaf kahan…
    Allah in hukamrano ko hadit de ya pher Allah humen himat o hosla de k inka muqabla kr saken, apne haqoq hasil kr saken.. Jin mekmo k mulazmeen ki salary kam hai, nikal ao sub sarko pe, pen down strike kro, dekhna ye kis trha scle revisd nai krte, haramkhoro, curupto, lutero agr humara pay scale revised nai krte to jo zyada le rahe haen unki salary b kam kro, ta ke mehngai aur berozgari kam ho sakay..


  10. irshaad insaari express news ki rating increased kerny k liya her week aik nia shoshaaa choor dey ta hai


    • government is not interested to solve the issue face by the poor peoples, they just want to corrupt every institution, this is the reason that our country going backward and the world is moving to new heights..


  11. hey noma larki to nahi ab golden shake hand par guzara karo


  12. hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaahahahahaaha goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood work ppp sub se pehly tum se us bat ka hesab len gy election men jo tum logo ny pechly 3 maheny se sub sarkari molazmen k sath topi darama kr k un ka khon jalaya


  13. sab bawakof banarahein hain agar salary 100% barh bhi jatei hai kiya kisi ko pata policy kiya hoogaien …. bhai yeh sab hamari pension ko khatam our annual tax main aam aadmi ko lanaey ki koshish kijarahi hai…

  14. Tahir Afzaal Jajjah says:

    yeh sarey harami hai hai..phir kehte hai k rishwat kiu chalti hai…harami khud bari bari seat par baith hai ..in ko kiya bata aaloo.tamatar kitne k ate hai..


  15. PPP WALW 5 SAL SE DRAME LGA RHE HN .YE KONSA NAI BAT HA BUS PHUDU LGAI RAKHO AWAM KO.
    ZARDARI CHEIF SB AND KRACHI WALO


    • the govt have no rules for the pay scale salary package, some institution pay higher salary while the other pay lower salary, many institution is faces corruption due to low salary in their departments


  16. lo bhai khel khatam hogya, ab jao apna kam dhandha kar k guzara karo.


  17. kuch b nahe bas tope drama ha..


  18. dosto is me koi sak nei he ke yh ppp ke ane wale election ke leye yh meeting ab election tk chale gein aik fear producd kiya jye ga log kud bahod ppp ko vote dein gein ke next in ki gov aie nd unified pay implement kre…ppp yh ab smjti he ke abi yh solve kr dia tu vote kaha se mile gein…pak steel nd fia ki abi bht zyada
    salary increse gov ne ki he…cox wahan ppp ki apni union leader he


  19. lagta hay mere shadi next 15 years main bhee nahin ho gee.
    saloo salary brahyaoo ta kay koee larki phansay aur shadi ho jaye mere.


  20. govt.bus lara lapa kr rhi hy agr ye sanjeeda hoti to budget mn kr deti 2009 ki report tiyar hy lakin koi amldramad nn.phr koi fuji aay ga or sub dary ka dra rh jay ga.


    • iss o aana hi nahein chahiye aagar aagya tu hum loun ki pension khatam hoojayein gii… after retirement eek rupeeya bhi nahein miley ga government key pass ssalary deyney key liye passisey nahein hain tu 100% kaisein deingeyy..souch dostoun…yeh nazam pheley bhi fail hoochuka hai…

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