Notification of Residential Telephone Policy 2021

Government of Pakistan, Cabinet Secretariat Cabinet Division has issued Notification on 09-01-2020 in connection with Revised Monetization Residential Telephone Policy 2020.

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The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of Prime Minister for revision of monetization of residential telephone policy. The revised monetized telephone policy will cover 100% of the present ceiling which will be given as an allowance in the salaries to all the entitled officers of BPS-17 to BPS-21 working in Ministries / Divisions with effect from 06-01-2020.

Details of entitled officers and their present ceilings are as under:



Present Ceiling


Federal Secretaries (BS-22 & Equivalent)

No Limit


Additional Secretaries/Senior Joint Secretary (BS-21 & Equivalent)



Joint Secretary (BS-20 & Equivalent)



Deputy Secretary (BS-19 & Equivalent)



Section Officer (BS-17 & Equivalent)


The entitled offices who have been allowed PTCL connection due to non-availability of NTC telephone connection shall also avail the same facility of monetization as per their entitlement.The above policy/ monetization is subject to the following conditions:-

The facility will be admissible during LPR, however, it will not be paid during the period of Extra Ordinary Leave EOL(without pay and allowances).

The facility shall not be admissible in cases where telephone committee has allowed special permission to the officers working in attached departments.

The line rent is non-reimbursable, only the amount of present ceiling will be given to all the entitled officers of BPS-17 to BPS-21 working in Ministries and Divisions.

Notification of Residential Telephone Policy 2020

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