The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved to give a 15 percent special allowance to armed forces.
Sources told ProPakistani that the Ministry of Finance, on the recommendation of the Pay and Pension Commission, proposed to the federal cabinet to approve a 15 percent special allowance of the running basic pay to all the ranks of armed forces from July 1, 2021.
The Pay and Pension Commission has constituted various committees to look into different aspects of salaries and allowances of government employees to end the disparity between the federal government employees. Reportedly, the total impact of this special allowance would be Rs. 38 billion per year, the source added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the federal cabinet on June 11, 2021, approved relief measures for the federal government employees for the year 2021-22, with effect from July 1, 2021, wherein armed forces personnel, along with civilian employees, will be allowed an ad-hoc relief allowance at the rate of 10 percent of the basic pay.