Minimum Wages in Public Sector

Government has announced new Basic Pay Scales-2016, taking effect from 01st July 2016, which has replaced the Basic Pay Scales of 2015.

Update on Public Sector Wages

 

The New Basic Pay Scales of Civil Servants, as announced by Federal Government in July 2016 are as under:

A Comparative Overview of last three Basic Pay Scales (2008-2015)

 

 

Basic Pay Scales 2008

Basic Pay Scales 2011

Basic Pay Scales 2015

Basic Pay Scales 2016

BPS

Stages

Minimum

Increment

Maximum

Minimum

Increment

Maximum

Minimum

Increment

Maximum

Minimum

Increment

Maximum

1

30

2,970

90

5,670

4,800

150

9,300

6,210

195

12,060

7,640

240

14,840

2

30

3,035

100

6,035

4,900

170

10,000

6,335

220

12,935

7,790

275

16,040

3

30

3,140

120

6,740

5,050

200

11,050

6,535

260

14,335

8,040

325

17,790

4

30

3,240

140

7,440

5,200

230

12,100

6,730

300

15,730

8,280

370

19,380

5

30

3,340

160

8,140

5,400

260

13,200

6,985

340

17,185

8,590

420

21,190

6

30

3,430

175

8,680

5,600

290

14,300

7,235

375

18,485

8,900

470

23,000

7

30

3,530

190

9,230

5,800

320

15,400

7,490

415

19,940

9,220

510

24,520

8

30

3,665

210

9,965

6,000

350

16,500

7,750

455

21,400

9,540

560

26,340

9

30

3,820

230

10,720

6,200

380

17,600

8,015

495

22,865

9,860

610

28,160

10

30

3,955

260

11,755

6,400

420

19,000

8,275

544

24,595

10,180

670

30,280

11

30

4,115

275

12,365

6,600

460

20,400

8,540

595

26,390

10,510

740

32,710

12

30

4,355

310

13,655

7,000

500

22,000

9,055

650

28,555

11,140

800

35,140

13

30

4,645

340

14,845

7,500

550

24,000

9,700

715

31,150

11,930

880

38,330

14

30

4,920

380

16,320

8,000

610

26,300

10,340

790

34,040

12,720

980

42,120

15

30

5,220

420

17,820

8,500

700

29,500

10,985

905

38,135

13,510

1,120

47,110

16

30

6,060

470

20,160

10,000

800

34,000

12,910

1,035

43,960

15,880

1,280

54,280

17

20

9,850

740

24,650

16,000

1,200

40,000

20,680

1,555

51,780

25,440

1,930

64,040

18

20

12,910

930

31,510

20,000

1,500

50,000

25,940

1,950

64,940

31,980

2,400

79,890

19

20

19,680

970

39,080

31,000

1,600

63,000

40,155

2,075

81,655

49,370

2,560

100,570

20

14

23,345

1,510

44,485

36,000

2,350

68,900,

46,705

3,050

89,405

57,410

3,750

109,910

21

14

25,880

1,700

49,680

40,000

2,600

76,400

51,885

3,375

99,135

63,780

4,150

121,880

22

14

27,680

1,985

55,470

43,000

3,050

85,700

55,755

3,960

111,195

68,540

4,870

136,720

Situation in 2015

During the current fiscal year (2015-16), the federal government employees (as well Provincial Government employees) would get 7.5% ad hoc increase in their salaries after the merger of two ad hoc increases in their basic pay as already announced. In actual, it would mean about 11% increase in their salaries with nearly Rs2 billion additional burden on the national exchequer.

Announcements during the Federal Budget 2015-16 for Public Sector Employees

1. 7.5% Ad hoc Relief Allowance on running basic pay with effect from 1 July 2015.
2. Ad hoc increases of 2011 and 2012 to be merged in the pay scales.
3. Medical Allowances of all government employees (BPS 16-22) to be enhanced by 25%. For BPS 1-15 employees, the medical allowance raised from Rs. 1200 per month to Rs. 1500 per month
4. One premature increment to be allowed to employees of grade 5 with effect from 1 July 2015. 
5. A uniform Ph.D. Allowance of Rs.10,000 per month will be allowed to Ph.D./D.Sc. degree holders working under federal government with effect from 1 July 2015. This replaces the existing Science and Technology Allowance of
Rs.7,500per month and Ph.D. Allowance of Rs.2,250 per month.
6. The rates of special pay to Senior Private Secretaries, Private Secretaries and Assistant Private Secretaries are being increased by 100%.
7. The rate of orderly allowance and special additional pension is also being increased to Rs.12,000 per month.

Relief Measures for Pensioners

 1. 7.5% increase in net pension to all pensioners of federal government with effect from 1 July 2015

2. Medical Allowances of pensioners is enhanced by 25%
3. Extension of family pension to widowed/divorced daughter for life or till remarriage with effect from 1 July 2015

Situation in 2012

The Federal Government, as well as the provincial governments, has increased the wages of public sector employees through adhoc relief allowance, which is 20% of basic pay. This adhoc relief is being given on the running basic pay and not on initial basic. Similarly, government has also increased net pension at the rate of 20%. Net pension means “total pension being drawn” minus “medical allowance”. Moreover, government has also revised conveyance allowance for civil servants in the following manner.

BPS

Existing Allowance

Revised Allowance

1-10

PKR 1150/per month

PKR 1500/per month

11-15

PKR 1700/per month

PKR 2000/per month

16-19

PKR 2480/per month

PKR 5000/per month

Last year, Government had announced new Basic Pay Scales-2011, taking effect from 01st July 2011, which had replaced the Basic Pay Scales of 2008.

In accordance with the Office Memorandum issued by Finance Division, annual increment will be given on 1st December of each year. Ad-hoc relief allowances that included Dearness Allowance and Special Relief Allowances have been discontinued after being merged in new pay scales. Ad-hoc relief allowance in 2011 shall be paid at the rate of 15% of running basic pay of Basic Pay Scales of 2008.

The integrated allowance for Naib Qasid, Qasid and Daftaris has been increased to Rs. 300 per month. Washing Allowance and Dress Allowance have also been set at Rs. 100 per month. Special Pay for Confidential Assistants has been set at Rs. 150 per month while Special Area Compensatory Allowance has been increased to Rs. 300 per month. Uniform Allowance for Nurses is set at Rs. 600 per month. The Hill Allowance is fixed at a rate of Rs. 200 per month while Firewood Allowance is Rs. 10 per head per day.

As for pensions, those who retired on or before 30th June 2002 will get an increase at the rate of 20% of their net pension while those retiring on or after 01st July 2002 will get an increase at the rate of 15% of their net pension.

  

Minimum Wage Information of Pakistan Last Updated by WageIndicator Team in October 2015.

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