20% Special Allowance to Federal Employees Latest News 2016-17

20% Special Allowance to Federal Employees Latest News 2016-17

Government of Pakistan, Finance Division was issued a Notification (By the approval of Prime Minister’s Secretariat’s U.O.No.708/PSPM/2013, dated 05-03-2013) of Special Allowance 20% of running basic pay with effect from 1st March, 2013 to the all officers and staff working in the Federal Ministries/Divisions only. This allowance is not allowed to the employees of President’s Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Wafaqi Mohtasib’s Secretariat, Federal Tax Ombudsman’s Secretariat, National Assembly Secretariat and Senate Secretariat, and all such other entities who are already being paid any additional allowances and other facilities.

The amount of the Special Allowance,

i) Will be admissible to contingent paid staff and contract employees employed against civil posts in Basic Pay Scale on standard terms and conditions of contract appointment.

ii) Will be admissible during leave and entire period of LPR except during extra ordinary leave.

iii) Will not be treated as part of emoluments for the purpose of calculation of Pension/gratuity and recovery of House Rent.

iv) Will not be admissible to the employees during the tenure of their posting/deputation abroad.

v) Will be admissible to the employees on their repatriation from posting/deputation abroad at the rate and amount which would have been admissible to them had they not be posted abroad.

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Snapshot of 20% Special Allowance 2013 Notification

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20% special Allowance Update 2013

20% Special Allowance to All federal Employees in Pakistan case was filed in the Islamabad High Court. The reason of case filing is to not considered for Special Allowance to the employees of federal government, only granted to the employees of Ministries and Divisions.

20% Special Allowance – latest update (18-06-2013)

Islamabad High Court (IHC) Decision (18-06-2013)

18.06.2013: M/s Asad Hussain Ghalib, Matloob Hussain Malik, Ghulam Mehboob Khokhar, Malik Javid Iqbal Wains, M.S Jamal, Syed Nasir Ahmed Shah, Rai Muhammad Nawaz Kharral, Ali Nawaz Kharral, Shireen Imran, Shafqat Abbas Tarrar andvG.M Chaudhry, Advocates for petitioners. Mr. Tariq Mehmood Jehangiri, learned DAG. Mr. Sajjad Mehmood Butt, legal Advisor, Finance Division.
M/s Zafar Hassan Addl. Secretary and Muhammad Hanif, Joint Secretary, Finance Division.

                        Through this single short order, for the reasons to be recorded later on, Writ Petition Nos.996, 1073, 1102, 1104, 1107, 1109, 1110,1262, 1315, 1320, 1502, 1513, 1531, 1782, 1872, 2010, 2364, 2365, 2366, 2469, 2557 and 2571 of 2013 are being disposed of.

2.        Petitioner invoked the constitutional jurisdiction of this court by way of filing instant writ petition with the following prayer:-
“It is therefore, respectfully prayed that in view of the above mentioned circumstances/facts, this Hon’ble Court may graciously be pleased to declare and pass and order as under:-
a)  The petitioners along with other employees of Department of Communications Security, Cabinet Division Pak Sectt. Islamabad are entitled and eligible for the same all benefits i.e salary, facility, allowance, special allowance and retiring benefits etc. which are already extended to the employees of other neighbouring departments in similar pay scale.
b)  To pass an order whereby directing to the respondents to pay the 20% special allowance
w.e.f March, 2013 to the petitioners and other employees of the department of Communication Security, Cabinet Division, Islamabad.
                    c)  To grant any other equitable relief (s) which this Honourable Court may fit in the special circumstances of the case.
Any other relief which this honourable court may deem fit proper be also granted.”

After going through the pleadings of the parties and hearing the learned counsels, all the above mentioned writ petitions are allowed to the following effect:-

“The grant of special allowance @ 20% to the employees working in the Federal Ministries/Divisions and withholding of same from Federal Government employees of other Secretariats, Departments, and Statutory Bodies where Government Scales are applicable is discriminatory in nature as such offensive to the constitutionally guaranteed rights of those employees. All the Federal Government Employees are, therefore, held entitled to Special Allowance @ 20% w.e.f the date the employees

(SHAUKAT AZIZ SIDDIQUI)
JUDGE

20% Special Allowance – latest update (26-09-2013)

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday 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.

During the course of hearing , counsel for petitioner apprised the bench that finance ministry was not implementing the court orders and notification of increase in salaries has not issued so far.
He prayed the court to direct the finance ministry to issue notification of increase in salaries in the light of the court direction.
Nadeem Arshad, an official of the ministry informed the bench that the increment in salaries would cost a huge financial burden on the public exchequer.
To this, justice remarked that every one has to implement the court orders and directed the official of ministry to submit the notification till September 30.
Nadeem argued that the federation has filed an intra court appeal against the decision and sought time dill the decision of the case.
The Judge remarked that there was no stay order issued in result of ICA,so finance ministry should implement the orders of the court in letter and spirit.
Justice Siddiqui observed that all government employees should be equally treated and discriminatory attitude would not be tolerated.
The court had ordered on June 18 for 20 percent increase in the basic pay of the federal employees and had directed the federation to grant the raise in salary with effect from 1st March 2013.
After hearing the arguments, the bench admitted the petitions and adjourned the matter for indefinite period.

20% Special Allowance – latest update (23-10-2013)

The Finance Secretary has cleared the summary of the 20% Special Relief Allowance for all the Federal Govt Employees. This 20% Special Relief Allowance was granted to the Federal Employees of Ministries & Divisions only and the Attached Department’s Employees were left out. Now it will be great news for the Attached Department’s Employees if the Notification of the same is issued soon. It is expected that the Notification of 20% Special Relief Allowance will be issued within few days as the Secretary Finance has promised in the court.

20% special Allowance Update 2015

20% Special Allowance – latest update (09-2-2015)

Islamabad High Court has direct the FD to decide the longstanding case and to submit the Notification of 20% Special Allowance within two weeks. The Attorney General requested the Court for some more period. The Islamabad High Court directed the AG let it decided within two weeks, otherwise the Court will decide all ICAs on merit.

20% Special Allowance – latest update (16-2-2015)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 2 March, 2015…

20% Special Allowance – latest update (02-3-2015)

Today on 02-03-2015, the case was heard and Court sorts opinion of Attorney General and next date will be fixed by the IHC Office.

“The learned Standing counsel seeks sometime to satisfy this Court regarding the question of maintainability of the appeals” On the previous hearing discussions held and Court asked its maintainability and next date is being fixed 26-03-2015.

20% Special Allowance – latest update (26-3-2015)

IHC considered the new CMs filed by different departments for becoming a party in the case. One of them was Pakistan Post Office. One of our friends collected precedent and evidences of Supreme Court of Pakistan in identical case.

20% Special Allowance – latest update (17-4-2015)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 12 May, 2015…

20% Special Allowance – latest update (12-5-2015)

Before Justice Athar Minallah & Justice Aamer Farooq in Court # 4, Islamabad High Court. After lengthy & detail discussion the Hon’able Division Bench IHC directed to Mr. Nadeem Arshad, SO (Regulation) Finance Division that explain the benefits being received by the attached departments. In next week, let see and pray. Next Date of Hearing is not fix on 12-05-2015.

20% special allowance cause list 12-5-2015

20% Special Allowance – latest update (21-5-2015)

Before Justice Athar Minallah & Justice Aamer Farooq in Court#4, Islamabad High Court. Mr. Nadeem Arshad S O (Regulation) Finance Division appeared before the Hon’ble DB and requested that Finance Division could not prepare report on Attached Departments due to busy in preparation in budget, therefore 2 weeks more time was requested by him which was accorded by the Court. “Case adjourned. It will be relisted after 2-weeks”

20% special allowance cause list 21-5-2015

GRANT OF 20% SPECIAL ALLOWANCE TO CDA EMPLOYEES

The said allowance has already been granted has already been/being granted with effect from 21st January 2015 onward. Hence arrears will be payable with effect from 01-03-2013 to 20-01-2015 to all the employees alongwith pay (one time lump sum)in the next financial year 2015-16.; provision to this effect will have to be made by the DFA-I’s Office in budget estimates for next financial year.

The said benefit will take effect from 01-03-2013 onward applicable to all CDA regular/regular “P” employees and those employed on contract basis against civilian pay scales.

GRANT OF 20% SPECIAL ALLOWANCE TO CDA EMPLOYEES

20% Special Allowance – latest update (29-5-2015)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 15 June, 2015…

20% Special Allowance – latest update (15-6-2015)

Finance Division submit a report regarding discrimination 20% special allowance, Employee’s counsel request to Hon’able Judge to submit the reply of this report. Next date will be fixed on 30-Sept-2015 by registrar office.

Causel List 20% special allowance 12-5-15

20% Special Allowance – latest update (04-9-2015)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 30 September, 2015…

20% special allowance cause list 4-9-15

20% Special Allowance – latest update (20-9-2015)

Before Mr. Justice Noor ul Haq and Mr. Justice Amir Farooq in Islamabad High Court ICA Bench From Petitioner’s side Mr. Faiz Ali Shah submit a reported judgment of Apex Court regarding 20% Sectt:

Allowance grant to the all govnerment employees. Hon’able Judges ask to Finance Division submit the reply and fix the next date of hearing on 20-oct-2015.

20% Special Allowance – Court Order (20-10-2015)

Order Sheet 

Main Appeal

“Learned D.A.G submits that he has been entrusted the matter recently, therefore he needs some time to prepare the brief. Last opportunity is afforded to the learned D.A.G and matter shall be argued on the next date of hearing. At the request of the learned counsel for the respondents appeal may be relisted in the month of January 2016”

20% Special Allowance - Court Order (20-10-2015)

20% special Allowance Update 2016

20% Special Allowance – latest update (20-01-2016)

ICA of 20% special allowance is adjourned to the unspecified future date. Today, the environment showed that 20% special allowance would remain a pipe dream for the deprived employees of the federal government.

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 22 February, 2016…

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20% Special Allowance – latest update (22-02-2016)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 29 March, 2016…

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20% Special Allowance – latest update (29-03-2016)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 13 April, 2016…

20% Special Allowance – latest update (14-4-2016)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 17 May, 2016…

20% Special Allowance – latest update (17-05-2016)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 08 June, 2016…

20% Special Allowance – latest update (8-06-2016)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 28 September, 2016…(Due to Summer Vacation in IHC)

20% Special Allowance – latest update (28-9-2016)

Case de-listed and request for early hearing submitted Before Asstt: Registrar, Next Date hearing on 2nd November, 2016 fix by Registrar Office. Keep hopes alive by grace of Almighty Allah.

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 02 November, 2016…

20% Special Allowance – latest update (02-11-2016)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 16 November, 2016…

20% Special Allowance – latest update (16-11-2016)

20% Special Allowance - Court status (16-11-2016)

20% SPECIAL ALLOWANCE – LATEST UPDATE (06-12-2016)

Postponed to Next date of hearing is 22 December, 2016…

20% SPECIAL ALLOWANCE – LATEST UPDATE (22-12-2016)

Postponed (due to winter holidays in the courts) to Next date of hearing is 18 January, 2017…

20% SPECIAL ALLOWANCE - LATEST UPDATE (22-12-2016)

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