Punjab Govt Notification of 15% Disparity Reduction Allowance 2022 BPS-01 To BPS-19

The Punjab Government, Finance Department finally issued the latest DRA notification on 20th July 2022 in connection with grant of 15% Disparity Reduction Allowance 2022 to the employees in BPS-01 to BPS-19 who are not receiving any cadre / service specific allowance.

Latest News Update: The Government of Punjab, Finance Department has issued the latest notification on 18th August 2022 in connection with grant of special allowance 2022 to the employees of government of the Punjab in BPS-01 to BPS-19 who are not receiving any cadre /  service specific allowance.

I am directed to refer to your office letter No.TM-1/2-3A(IV)/2021-22/2971, dated 12.08.2022, on the subject cited above. The case has been examined and observed that the Finance Department’s letter No.FD.SR.V.3-1/2021, dated 20.07.2022 clearly mentions sanction of Special Allowance – 2022 @15% of Basic Pay Scales, 2017 w.e.f. 01.03.2022. Now the Basic Pay Scales, 2022 have been introduced w.e.f. 01.07.2022. Therefore, the aforesaid allowance shall be admissible on Basic Pay Scales, 2017 as on 30.06.2022.

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Notification of DRA-2022 @ 15% Punjab Govt Employees


I am directed to state that the Governor of the Punjab has been pleased to sanction Special Allowance – 2022 with effect from March 1st, 2022 and till further orders to the Civil Servants of the Punjab Government in BS-1 to BS-19 @ 15% of Basic Pay Scales, 2017 and contract employees employed against civil post in basic pay scale BS-1 to BS-19 subject to the following that the Allowance shall:

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  1. be subject to Income Tax.
  2. be admissible during leave and entire period of LPR except during extra ordinary leave.
  3. not be treated as part of emoluments for the purpose of calculation of pension / gratuity and recovery of House Rent.
  4. not be admissible to the employees during the tenure of their posting / deputation in Federal / Other Provincial Government including AJK & GB as well as deputation abroad.
  5. be admissible to the employees on their repatriation from posting deputation at the rate and amount which would have been admissible to them they had not proceeded on deputation.

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Those employees who are drawing any type of cadre / service specific allowance(s) are not entitled to the aforesaid Special Allowance. The subject allowance is only admissible to the employees who are drawing their pay in the relevant basic pay scale alongwith only following allowances:

  • House Rent Allowance 
  • Conveyance Allowance 
  • Medical Allowance 
  • Adhoc Relief Allowance, 2016, 2017, 2018,2019 & 2021

The conditions mentioned in the Finance Department earlier clarifications bearing No.FD.SR-V.3-1/2021 dated 13.08.2021 and No.FD.SR-V.32/2021 dated 15.03.2022 regarding grant of Special Allowance-2021 @ 25% will also be applicable to Special Allowance-2022 @ 15% of basic pay scale 2017.

Furthermore, the subject allowance is not admissible to the employees drawing lump-sum pay packages as well as employees of Autonomous Bodies, Special Institutions and Companies.

The aforementioned allowance shall be paid in the Financial Year 2022-2023. Moreover, the concerned DDO, the Accountant General, Punjab and the concerned District Account Officer, as the case may be, shall be responsible to ensure its payment to the eligible employees only. In case of overpayment to ineligible employees, these authorities and offices shall be held personally responsible even if any such recovery is effected against such wrong payment(s).

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Notification of DRA-2022 @ 15% Punjab Govt Employees

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