ISLAMABAD (our reporter):- The Federal Govt has granted two allowances namely Disparity Reduction Allowance  for civil employees of the Federal Government in BPS 20—22 and Executive Allowance to BS17—22 officers working in the Federal Secretariat and ICT Field Administration from 1st July 2022.

The Finance Ministry has issued separately office memorandums on Tuesday in this regard.

According to a office memorandum, federal govt has granted Executive Allowance in line with the allowance granted by the Provincial Govt from 1st July 2022 to officers in BPS 17—22, @ 1.5 times of the running basic pay as on 30-6-2022 and it shall remain frozen at the same level till further orders.

The allowance will be granted subject to the following conditions.

Those drawing Executive Allowance shall not be entitled to draw any of the existing Disparity Reduction Allowance

This allowance will be admissible to all officers posted by the establishment Division against sanctioned posts of Section Officers, Deputy Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, Senior Joint Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, Special Secretaries and Secretaries in the Federal Secretariat (Ministries/Divisions), Prime Minister’s Office and President’s Secretariat.

The Allowance will also be admissible to officers posted as Assistant Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Commissioner in ICT Field Administration.

Those officers posted on deputation against posts identified shall not be entitled to draw deputation allowance as well as any other allowance or emoluments by whatever name called, specific to their cadre or organization.

The allowance will be admissible at 50 percent of the specified rate during mandatory trainings. The allowance will be admissible only for the first thirty days of sanctioned leave of any kind, excluding EOPP once in a financial year.

This allowance will not be admissible during suspension, appointment as OSD and during joining time and will be subject to income tax.

This allowance will not be treated as part of emoluments for the purpose of calculation of pension and gratuity.

This allowance will be admissible to officers on their repatriation from posting and deputation from outside Pakistan at the rate and amount which would have been admissible to them had they not been posted abroad.  

Any issue arising out of implementation of Executive Allowance will be resolved through a committee established under the head of Additional Finance Secretary (Regulations) of Finance Division on 19th July 2022.  

According to a notification, the federal government has extend the Disparity Reduction Allowance 2022 @15 percent of the basic pay to civil employees of the Federal Government, in BPS 20-22 from 1st July 2022 on the same terms and conditions.

This allowance shall not be admissible to those officers of the Federal Govt in BS 20-22 who have been granted Executive Allowance.

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