Government of the Punjab Finance Department has issued the Notification on 22 August, 2019 in connection of grant of PhD / M.PHIL / LL.M Allowance.
I am directed to refer to the subject and state that hitherto PhD / D.Sc / M.PhiI / LL.M Degree Allowance was allowed to Government servants where they were in possession of the same over and above the eligibility criteria of the post and it was not allowed where PhD / D.Sc / M.PhiI / LL.M Degree was part of the eligibility criteria of a post. Now, in supersession of all previous notifications, issued from time to time (to the extent of eligibility criteria), Governor of the Punjab is pleased to decide that the PhD / M.PhiI / LL.M Allowance will be admissible, w.e.f 01-08-2019, under the following terms and conditions:
PhD / M.PhiI / LL.M Allowance Terms and Conditions
i). PhD / M.PhiI / LL.M Degree Allowance Eligibility Criteria
PhD / M.PhiI / LL.M Degree Allowance is allowed to all Government servants, across the board. working under the administrative control of the Punjab Government without linking the same with recruitment rules and jobs assigned to the posts.
ii). Punjab Government Basic Pay Scales Scheme
It will be admissible to the employees of those Statutory Bodies / Semi-Autonomous Organizations I Corporations which have adopted the scheme of Basic Pay Scales of the Punjab Government In-toto.
iii). PhD / M.PhiI / LL.M Allowance Amount Per Month
PhD Degree holders will be entitled to draw Rs. 10,000/- per month as PhD Degree Allowance and M.Phil / LL.M Degree holders will be entitled to draw @ RS.5000/- per month as M.Phil / LL.M Allowance.
iv). PhD / M.Phil / LL.M Degree Allowance Admissibility
PhD / M.Phil / LL.M Degree Allowance will be admissible from the date of notification of the final result Issued by the university concerned for those already in service and with effect from the date of joining service for new entrants already in possession of the degree.
v). M.Phil I LL.M Allowance basis of their last degree
Those who are I had been in receipt of M.Phil I LL.M Allowance and had I have subsequently acquired PhD Degree would be entitled to the allowance on the basis of their last degree, i.e. PhD only, and the allowance having been l being drawn on the basis of previous degree i.e. M.Phil / LL.M shall be discontinued with effect from the same date.
vi). HEC Recognization
PhD I M.Phil / LL.M Degree Allowance will be allowed only if the degree has been I Is acquired from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognized university.
vii). On the Basis of Equivalence Certificate
In case of claim of equivalence of a degree, PhD I M.Phil / LL.M Degree Allowance will be allowed only if the Equivalence Certificate has been I is issued by the Higher Education Commission upon the request of the concerned administrative department.
PhD / M.PHIL / LL.M Allowance Implementation
All Administrative Secretaries I Concerned are requested to ensure implementation above mentioned Instructions in letter and spirit.