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December 4, 2015

300pc hike in assistance for heirs of govt employees

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December 4, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has approved a revised assistance package for government employees who die in service.
The package has three 300 percent increase over the package of 2006 that was in place. The package will be effective retrospectively from February 9, 2015.
The action has been widely hailed by the government employees and their families across the country.Sources in the Prime Minister’s House told The News that the package includes several benefits for the heirs of deceased employees and for those officers and officials incapacitated or as a result of injury in encounters, bomb blasts, riots, watch and ward duty or terrorist activity.
In case of death of an employee during service, a lump sum grant of Rs600,000 will be given from scale one to four, Rs900,000 from scale 5 to 10, Rs1,200,000 from scale 11 to 15, Rs1,500,000 from scale 16 to 17, Rs2,400,000 from scale 18 to 19 and Rs3,000,000 from scale 20 and above.
The other benefits include 100 percent pension to families of deceased government servants as per their length of service and last pay drawn, retention of government house or payment of rent of hired house till the age of superannuation, free education to all the children up to graduation in any public educational institution and discontinuation of the entitlement of two percent quota for allotment of plot.
Payment of lump sum grants in lieu of plot is subject to the condition that no plot had been allotted in the past. It also includes employment for posts in scale one to 15 on two years contract without advertisement, marriage grant amounting to Rs800,000 on wedding of one daughter may be granted to the family of deceased government employees and monthly benevolent grant.
In case of advance against salaries sanctioned by the AGPR or the provincial AG Office, the unpaid balance will be waived. In case of security related deaths, up to Rs10 million will be given according to scales.

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