Govt approves 150% executive allowance for Grade 17 to grade 22 officers working in Federal Secretariat and ICT Field Administration
This executive allowance will also remain extended to the ICT Field Administration.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif has approved a 150% executive allowance for Grade 17 to 22 officers. This step is relevant to BPS-17 to BPS-22 officers working in the Federal Secretariat and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Field Administration.
The Finance Division also issued an office memorandum (O.M), which will be applicable to all of the officers, except private secretaries, BPS 17-22 officers who are posted/working in the Federal Secretariat, Prime Minister’s office, and President Secretariat.
Prime Minister approves executive allowance for officers
This executive allowance will also remain extended to the ICT Field Administration. The terms and conditions of admissibility of the executive allowance will be similar to other allowances that are admissible across the board in the federal government. Likewise, the office memorandum has also said that all of the other conditions and terms that have been laid down in the Finance Divisions will remain operative.
Private secretaries have been deprived of the provision of the 150% Executive Allowance. It is pertinent to note here that there are around 200 private secretaries working in higher grades who will be deprived of their allowance. However, if there are any objections to the name of EA, it will be altered, and the private secretaries have also demanded that the government provides an additional allowance for them too, which has to be in effect from 1st January.
Initially, the EA had been provided to employees of the federal secretariat but was changed once the other officers launched a protest campaign and started a strike. Following this staunch reaction, the government had to approve 150% EA for BS-17 to BS-22 officers.
Prior to this, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced giving 150% executive allowance to leftover officers, who were serving at the federal secretariat and the prime reason for this was to overcome the discrimination and bias that may be in place within different groups of officers.
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