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GCU VC requests governor to approve disparity allowance for varsity employees

July 31, 2021

LAHORE: Government College University (GCU) Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi has requested Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar to approve the disparity allowance 2021 for his university employees to reduce discrimination in salaries. In the letter, he said, “A structure of unified pay scale was established in 1972 for all govt servants. However, since 2009, disparities in salaries have occurred after various government establishments were allowed 100pc to 300pc of the basic pay as allowance. “This tax revision, coupled with inflation, has had a serious adverse impact on the government servants whose take-home salaries were actually reduced even in nominal terms,” he added. He also reminded the governor that the government did not allow any increase in salaries in the budget 2020-21. The VC also wrote about recent discrimination against the university employees, stating that special allowance had been granted to the govt employees (BS 1-19) this year in July, but it had been specified that it was not admissible for the employees of autonomous bodies. “This categorisation has created discomfort and unrest among GCU employees,” he said. The VC said he, being the competent authority, requested the governor to approve the grant of special allowance 2021 to the GCU employees.