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Special Allowance @ 20% of Basic Pay
Finance Division - Government of Pakistan

Islamabad High Court (IHC) directs for notification of 20 % Special Allowance raise in basic pay.
Contempt of Court :: Crl. Org. W. 409/2013 Aftab Hassan V/s Dr. Waqar Masood & others

23/10/2013:: Hearing in Islamabad High Court::
Grant of 20% Special Allowance to the all Federal Government Employees:: Islamabad High Court directs for notification of 20 % Special Relief Allowance raise in basic pay.
23/10/13:: The summary of 20% SRA has been sent to Prime Minister Office for final approval, Secy, Finance

گذشتہ روز اسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ میں ۲۰ فیصد سپیشل الاؤنس برائے وفاقی ملازمین کی توہین عدالت کی درخواست پر جسٹس شوکت عزیز صدیقی نے کہاکہ وزارت خزانہ فوری طور پر یہ الاؤنس ملازمین کو دے۔
سیکرٹری خزانہ ڈاکٹر وقار مسعود کی اس یقین دہانی پر کہ سپیشل الاؤنس کی سمری وزیراعظم آفس منظوری کے لئے بھجوا دی گئی ہے ۔ عدالت عالیہ نے اس درخواست کو نمٹا دیا۔ اس کیس کا عدالتی حکم نامہ جلد جاری ہوجائے گا۔

Contempt of Court Notice issue to Secy. Finance Dr. Waqar Masood & others:: W. 409/2013 Aftab Hassan V/s Dr. Waqar Masood & others:

Hearing on
23-10-2013
Islamabad High Cour

Case disposed off after secy. finance commitment
Awaiting Court Order

ISLAMABAD, Sep 26: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Finance Ministry to issue the notification with regard to increase in the special allowance of 20% on running basic pay of all the federal government employees by September 30. The court also directed the official of the ministry to submit the copy of the notification before it in next date of hearing as it was granted to the officials of the ministries and divisions. A single member bench of the IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the directives after hearing the contempt petition filed by the federal employees of various departments, seeking the implementation of the court orders regarding raise of 20 percent in the basic salaries as being availed by the ministries’ employees.

During the course of hearing , counsel for petitioner apprised the bench that finance ministry was not implementing the court orders and notification of increase in salaries has not issued so far.
He prayed the court to direct the finance ministry to issue notification of increase in salaries in the light of the court direction.
Nadeem Arshad, an official of the ministry informed the bench that the increment in salaries would cost a huge financial burden on the public exchequer.
To this, justice remarked that every one has to implement the court orders and directed the official of ministry to submit the notification till September 30.
Nadeem argued that the federation has filed an intra court appeal against the decision and sought time dill the decision of the case.
The Judge remarked that there was no stay order issued in result of ICA,so finance ministry should implement the orders of the court in letter and spirit.
Justice Siddiqui observed that all government employees should be equally treated and discriminatory attitude would not be tolerated.
The court had ordered on June 18 for 20 percent increase in the basic pay of the federal employees and had directed the federation to grant the raise in salary with effect from 1st March 2013.
After hearing the arguments, the bench admitted the petitions and adjourned the matter for indefinite period.

 

Islamabad High Court's Judgment issued for grant of 20% Special allowance to the all Federal Government Employees

Islamabad High Court (IHC) on 18-06-2013 has made a decision to grant 20% Special Allowance to all the Federal Govt Employees. Earlier in March 2013, Finance Division announced 20% Special Allowance to the Employees of Secretariat and Ministries and Divisions and the Employees of Attached Departments, Semi Govt and Corporations were deprived of this allowance. This allowance will be granted wef 1st march 2013 (Read O.M. No. F.10(2)R-3/2012 dated: 6th Marh, 2013) as the Employees of Ministries & Divisions are availing the same since 1st March 2013.

According to Court judgment/Order sheet:
“ The Grant of Special Allowance @ 20% to the employees working in the Federal Ministries/Divisions and withholding of the same from Federal Govt employees of other Secretariat, Departments and Statutory Bodies where Govt Scale are applicable is discriminatory in nature as such offensive to the constitutionally granted rights of these employees. All the Federal Govt Employees are therefore held entitled to Special Allowance @ 20% with effect from the employees working in the Federal Ministries/Divisions have been allowed.”
Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, Judge - Islamabad High Court

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday 18-06-2013 directed the federation to increase a special allowance of 20 percent on the current basic pay of all government employees as it was granted to the officials of the ministries and divisions.

(Read O.M. No. F.10(2)R-3/2012 dated: 6th Marh, 2013)

The court admitted a number of pleas and ordered that the raise in salary be implemented with effect from March 1, 2013.

A single member bench of the IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the directives after hearing 23 identical petitions filed by the employees of Pakistan Council for Science and Technology including other departments for seeking a raise of 20 percent in the basic salaries as being availed by the ministries' employees.

During the course of the hearing, counsel for petitioner Asad Hussain Ghalib, GM Chaudhry argued that the petitioners and other employees were equally entitled to all benefits extended to the employees of ministry serving in the same scale and under same terms and conditions.

“All employees are equally entitled and eligible for the same benefits, salary, allowance and special allowances which are being extended to the employees of other allied departments,” he said.

They asked the court to direct the ministry of finance and Prime Minister Secretariat to pay the 20 percent special allowance to the petitioners and other employees of the department. Additional finance secretary apprised the bench that there was no special allowance which could be given to corporations and other government departments’ employees. Justice Siddiqui observed that all government employees should be equally treated and discriminatory attitude would not be tolerated.

After hearing the arguments, the bench admitted the petitions and adjourned the matter for an indefinite period.

 
  Finance Division issued the Notification "Grant of Special Allowance @ 20% to the Employees working in the Federal Ministries/Division" O.M. No. F.10(2)R-3/2012 dated: 6th Marh, 2013
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06 March, 2013
20% @ Basic Pay

فیڈرل گورنمنٹ کی تمام وزارتوں اور ڈویژنوں کے ملازمین کو ہماری جانب سے دلی مبارکباد
مضبوط اور مستحکم پاکستان ہر سرکاری ملازم کی خواہش ہے۔ یہی وجہ ہے کہ سرکاری ملازمین ملکی ترقی میں اہم کردار ادا کررہے ہیں۔ ملازمین کی فلاح و بہبود اور حکومتی مراعات میں مہنگائی کے تناسب سے اضافہ ضروری ہے۔

Great Thanks to Al-mighty Allah | Heartiest Congratulations!
"Grant of Special Allowance @ 20% to the Employees working in the Federal Ministries/Division"
O.M. No. F.10(2)R-3/2012 dated: 6th Marh, 2013

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