NEWS REGARDING INCREASE IN SALARY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES IN THE COMING BUDGET OF FINANCIAL YEAR 2018-19
As per some news, there will be Increase in Salaries of Government Employees in the Budget of Financial Year 2018-19. The government employees are demanding for a long time to increase the pay and allowances. Federal Minister Finance Rana Afzal Khan has assured the delegation of employees to increase the salaries of employees in the coming budget.
The News about increase in salaries is in view of a letter issued by Prime Minister's (PM) Office regarding announced / expected increase of the followings in salaries in the coming budget of 2018-19;
House Rent Allowance (HRA) @50% of the Running HRA
PM Office has approved the Increase in House Rent Allowance @50% of the Running HRA for the federal Government Employees in the coming budget 2018-19. The HRA will be nearly the 1½ times of the running HRA. For example if an employee is getting Rs.4000/- HRA per month then his/her new HRA will be Rs.6000/-.
Increase in Rental Ceiling for Hiring of Private Accommodation
As per the letter increase in rental ceiling for hiring of Private Accommodation is also expected 50% more than the running.
Increase in HRA in the Interest of Equality According to the Prime Minister's Office Letter
It is hereby clarify that it is not in the interest of equality to increase 50% HRA and Hiring. Rental Ceiling for Hiring of Accommodation has already been increased in 2014 and House Rent Increased in 2008. If both increase 50%, it is not equality. House Rent must be on the initial of basic pay scales 2017 not 50% of the running HRA to maintain the equality for the employees.
Requests of the Employees to Increase in Salaries in Budget 2018-19
The following suggested to be increased for the Government Employees in the Budget of Financial Year 2018-19:-
Increase in House Rent Allowance (HRA) 2018
HRA should be 30% and 45% on the initial basic pay of the pay scales 2017 for all the Federal and Provincial Government Employees.
Increase in Pay & Allowances in Budget 2018-19
There should be minimum 20% increase in pay & allowances for the Government Employees in the coming budget of financial year 2018-19 as rates of daily use items have been increased more than 20%.