A notification has been issued on 16 June 2022 in connection with a Grant of 15% Disparity Reduction Allowance 2022 to BPS-01 to BPS-19 Employees of GB by Govt. of Gilgit Baltistan. Further detail of said notification in same is as under;
Grant of 15% Disparity Reduction Allowance 2022 to BPS-01 to BPS-19 Employees of GB
I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that the federal government has granted Disparity Reduction Allowance-2022 @ 15% of the basic pay of Revised Pay scales 2017 w.e.f. 1st March 2022 to the civil employees in BS 1-19. Federal Government also advised that the provincial government may consider the allowance for their employees from their own resources (copy enclosed.).
In this connection, it is submitted that Gilgit-Baltistan Government is being granted Grant-in-Aid annually. That hardly covers the actual requirements of the GB Government under ERE and the operating expenses of the departments. Even though, the matter Ws PLAvced before GB Cabinet in its 17th meeting for appropriate decision. The GB Cabinet discussed the matter in light of the available budgetary space. The cabinet directs to take up the matter with the federal finance division, Islamabad to seek budget provision to consider the case. An amount of Rs. 1.8 billion they assessed against the proposed allowance. It is not possible to adjust the anticipated expenditure against the allowance within the sanctioned Grant-in-Aid during the current financial year.
In view of the above, GB Government requests to release a supplementary grant amounting to Rs. 1.8 million. In this way, they can resolve cases of 15% Disparity Reduction Allowance in the letter and spirit of the Federal government directives, please.