Government of the Punjab, Finance Department issued a letter regarding Grant of Utility Allowance to the Officers (BS-17 to BS-19) and four Members (Inquiries), S&GAD posted in Punjab Civil Secretariat.
The Governor of the Punjab has been pleased to grant Utility Allowance w.e.f 01.01.2019 in favour of the officers of BS-17 to BS-19 as well as four Members (Inquiries), S&GAD posted in the Punjab Civil Secretariat and drawing their salaries from the pay rolls of their administrative department at the following rate:
- BS-17 - Rs.15000/- pm
- BS-18 - Rs.20000/- pm
- BS-19 - Rs.25000/- pm
- Member (Inquiries) S&GAD - Rs.30000/- pm
The Utility Allowance will be paid on monthly basis alongwith salary. Private Secretaries (BS-17) and Superintendents (BS-17) shall be entitled to the Utility Allowance as per this Departments letter No.FD.SR-I/9-14/2002(P) dated 31.01.2017.
Utility Allowance will be admissible subject to the following conditions:
- The officers / officials of Punjab Civil Secretariat Departments on deputation or posted by transfer outside the Secretariat including attached departments, field formations and autonomous bodies will not be entitled to this allowance.
- Secretariat employees during extra ordinary leave, study leave, leave on full or half pay for 120 days or more, training abroad or under suspension will not be entitled to this allowance.
- It shall not be treated as part of emoluments for the purpose of calculation of pension / commutation and recovery of house rent.