On 30-09-2013 during the hearing of case about 20% Special Relief Allowance for all Federal Government Employees in Islamabad High Court (IHC), The Secretary Finance did not produce the Notification of 20% Special Relief Allowance as was ordered by the IHC in the previous hearing. IHC issued a show cause notice to the Secretary Finance and the next date of hearing is 09-10-2013.
Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday 25 September, 2013 directed the Finance Ministry to issue the notification with regard to increase in the special allowance of 20% on running basic pay of all the federal government employees by September 30. The court also directed the official of the ministry to submit the copy of the notification before it in next date of hearing as it was granted to the officials of the ministries and divisions. A single member bench of the IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the directives after hearing the contempt petition filed by the federal employees of various departments, seeking the implementation of the court orders regarding raise of 20 percent in the basic salaries as being availed by the ministries’ employees.