Unified Pay Scales
Unified Pay Scale is the proposed new pay scale for all the ministries, departments, organizations, divisions and commissions working under federal government of Pakistan. Currently there are huge differences in salaries of same designation but working under different organizations of government of Pakistan. Employees of State Bank of Pakistan, Supreme Court, President and Prime Minister Houses and some other departments are getting higher salaries due to variation in basic pay scales and additional allowances.
Government of Pakistan intends to eliminate difference between salaries / pay packages between different government departments as difference in pay scales is against article 25 of constitution. This unified pay scale will also end up miseries of many employees those were previously victim of discrimination and prejudice by developing a uniform pay scale for all government employees of Pakistan.
There were also news for the implementation of this unified pay scale system in the federal budget of 2012~2013 but it was not announced due to unknown reasons.
It is hoped that government will announce Unified Pay Scale System in October that will take effect from November this year.
Unified Pay Scale Committee
Federal Ministry of Finance has formed a Unified Pay Scale Committee (UPSC) under the Chairmanship of Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan. This committee was constituted few months back.
Proposal for Unified Pay Scales
According to media sources, unified pay scales are being formed by merging all the existing 3 Adhoc Relief Allowances in the basic pay and another increase of up to 35%. Presently, Government Employees are getting 3 adhoc relief allowances of 50%, 15% and 20% which becomes 85% of the basic pay.
Impact of "Unified Pay Scales" on Pensioners
According to news, Pensions of pensioners will be frozen on existing level of Ad-hoc Relief Allowances.
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Note: This post is based on media news and it has not yet been confirmed by any government official. So, any part of this post should not be taken as a reference until concerned Government authorities announced it officially.