Senate suggested that the salary of the Government employees in BPS 1-16 should be raised by 60 percent instead of the proposed 50 percent:
The Senate has recommended to the National Assembly to increase the government servants’ salary by 60 percent, besides rejecting the proposed one percent increase in General Sales Tax (GST) in the Finance Bill 2010.
Chairman Senate Standing Committee for Finance, Ahmad Ali, on Wednesday presented the report regarding amendments in Finance Bill 2010. After the consensus of the House the recommendations were sent to the National Assembly. The report formulated by the Committee has 71 proposals.
Senators from both sides of the political divide (treasury and opposition) stressed the Government to include their proposals in the Finance Bill before its approval.
The Senate suggested that the salary of the Government employees in BPS 1-16 should be raised by 60 percent instead of the proposed 50 percent. Similarly it also recommends that the minimum wage of an employee should be increased to Rs 9000 per month from exiting Rs 7,000 per month.