Government of the Punjab, Finance Department has issued the official Notification letter on 21st January, 2020 in connection with clarification to queries regarding executive allowance 2020.
I am directed to refer to this department’s letter No.FD.PR.12-7/2018 dated 29.07.2019 regarding grant of Executive Allowance @1.5 times of monthly basic pay with effect from 01.07.2019.
The Government of the Punjab has granted the said allowance to all officers posted by S&GAD against duly notified cadre strength/ list of officers in light of approval of the Competent Authority vide the above referred letter. Certain queries raised by different forums regarding admissibility of Executive Allowance, have been examined and are being clarified as under:-
Clarification To Queries
Query No. 1
Whether those officers who are the permanent employees of Administrative Department and working against the sanctioned posts/ cadre strength of S&GAD by virtue of internal office orders can be granted Executive Allowance or Otherwise?
Clarification No. 1
Executive Allowance @1.5 times of the monthly basic pay is admissible to all officers posted by S&GAD against duly notified cadre strength / list of officer (to be updated from time to time) in light of Finance Department’s notification dated 29.07.2019. Hence, the employees of Administrative Department posted by the virtue of internal office order are not entitled to the grant of Executive Allowance.
Query No. 2
Whether the officers of Administration/ Attached Departments who are posted against the sanctioned posts of Administration Department which are neither at the strength of S&GAD nor belongs to PAS/ PMS cadre can be granted Executive Allowance or otherwise.
Clarification No. 2
Officers posted by S&GAD only against cadre posts (mentioned in notification dated 29.07.2019) are eligible for the Executive Allowance and those who are posted against the sanctioned posts of Administrative Department (not at the strength of S&GAD) are not entitled.
Query No. 3
Whether the officers having BS-16 and posted as Section Officers (BS-17)in their own pay and scale be granted Executive Allowance?
Clarification No. 3
If the officer is posted by the S&GAD in his own pay and scale against Executive Allowance entitled post then he will eligible for the Executive Allowance @ 1.5 times of monthly basic pay of the pay scale he is drawing
Query No. 4
Whether the officers working in the Administrative Department on Deputation be granted Executive Allowance or otherwise?
Clarification No. 4
The deputationist will only draw the Executive Allowance in case the said post is encadred & mentioned in this department’s letter No.FD.PR.12-7/2018 dated 29.07.2019 & he/she has been posted by the S&GAD, Punjab.