The government announced an increase in pensions of federal government pensioners and an increase in the minimum wage to Rs.25,000 with effect from April 1, 2022. Prime Minister Shabaz Sharif made this announcement after taking office.
Notification to Increase in Pension and Minimum Wage
The Finance Ministry issued an Office Memorandum on Thursday that until further orders, an increase in pension is being admissible to all civil pensioners of the federal government including civilians paid from defense estimates as well as retired armed forces personnel and civil armed forces personnel.
The increase will be admissible on a family pension granted under the pension-cum-gratuity Scheme, 1954, liberalized pension rules, 1977 on a pension sanctioned under the central civil services (extraordinary pension) rules as well as on the compassionate allowance.
The Office Memorandum further stated that if the gross pension sanctioned by the federal government is shared with any government in accordance with the rules laid down in Part-IV of Appendix-III to the Accounts Code Volume-I, the amount of the increase In pension will be apportioned between the federal government and the other government concerned on a proportionate basis. The increase in pension will not be admissible on a special additional pension allowed in lieu of pre-retirement orderly allowance and monetized value of a driver or an orderly.
This office memorandum outlines the benefits of a certain increase in pension, which will also apply to the civil pensioners of the federal government who retired before or after August 15, 1947.
Meanwhile, the President of Pakistan has also sanctioned from April 1, 2022, and until further orders, a minimum gross salary at the rate of Rs. 25,000 to all the civil employees of the federal government as well as civilians paid from defense estimates including contingent paid staff and contract employees against civil posts in the basic pay scale on standard terms and conditions of contract.