The Punjab cabinet secretariat has finally restored the fixed daily allowance rates equal to 1.5 times of the basic salary of Punjab Police. Likewise Highway Patrolling Police and Traffic Wardens would be entitled for a daily allowance. The daily allowance was frozen since 2005 with the average of 2013.
Daily Allowance Rates Police
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a provincial cabinet meeting on Saturday, where the important decision regarding fixed daily allowance of Punjab Police has been taken for restoration.The approval was also given to the executive allowance of the civil officers appointed on the cadre post. The civil officers will get the executive allowance equal to 1.5 times of the basic salary.
The special allowance equal to 1.5 times of the basic salary was also approved for the grade 1 to 16 employees of the Cabinet Secretariat on the instructions of the chief minister.This allowance will be at the same ratio as it was in 2013. The Punjab Highway Police (PHP) and traffic wardens will also get the daily allowance with the same percentage.
Chief Minister’s Office Punjab has already issued the official notification letter in connection with Review of Pay Package of Punjab Police. According to daily allowance circular, Chief Minister Punjab has been pleased to constitute the Committee consists of the following members;
1). Minister for Finance
2). Minister for Law
3). ACS (Home)
4). Inspector General of Police /PPO
5). Secretary Finance
The Terms of Reference (TORs) of the Committee shall be as under:
i). To compare and evaluate Special Pay Package / incentive introduced by the Government of Punjab Police in 2009 and its diminishing effects with the passage of time.
ii). To examine / review the following proposals of Punjab Police as compared to the improved pay packages of employees of Civil Secretariat / other Departments etc:
- Fixed Daily Allowance be grant as per revised daily allowance 2013 or 2017 (instead of 2005) and its financial implication.
- Police Law & order Allowance be granted as per revised pay scales 2011 / 2017 (instead of 2008) and its financial implication.
iii. To harmonize the police Department pay package, including Punjab Highway Patrol and Punjab Police Traffic Warden Service.
3. The Committee shall meet immediately and furnish its recommendations to the Chief Minister within fortnightly positively.