Govt announces 15 pc ad-hoc relief to govt servants in budget
LAHORE, June 16 (APP)- Punjab
government has announced 15 per cent ad hoc relief allowance for in-service
government employees and 15 percent increase in net pension of retired employees
from July 1, 2009 in the provincial budget 2009-10. Punjab Finance Minister Tanvir
Ashraf Kaira announced this in his budget speech during the 13th
session of the house here Tuesday. Speaker PA Rana Muhammad Iqbal was chairing
The minister said that the
raise in the salary and pension has been taken keeping in view the inflation and
price hike in the country.
He said that the government was
committed to change ‘thana culture’ and maintain law and order in the province
and for this purpose an amount of Rs eight billion has been allocated in the
The government had also
enhanced ‘Risk’ allowance equivalent to one salary of the policemen besides
raising the daily allowances of the employees in year 2008-09.