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Salaries of government employees: Punjab approves 30 percent increase in salaries

Salaries of government employees: Punjab approves 30 percent increase in salaries

The Punjab cabinet, led by Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz, authorised a 30% increase in salaries of government employees on Monday, ahead of the government’s presentation of a Rs3.22 trillion budget for fiscal year 2022-23 later today.

During today’s cabinet meeting, it was resolved to follow the federal government’s lead and merge all ad hoc aid programmes.

Similarly, the government will pay a 15 percent discrepancy allowance, as well as a 15 percent increase in compensation, to employees of specific government ministries. In addition, the provincial cabinet approved a 15% rise in pensions, compared to a recommended increase of 5%.

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The meeting also approved the MoU for giving free drugs to cancer patients, in addition to the Annual Development Programme 2022-23.

Hamza Shahbaz, speaking during the gathering, said that relief measures have been presented in the budget to help the people of the province.

“I am a firm believer in consulting with others. “The recent budget was established in conjunction with the political and administrative team,” he stated, thanking the officials who assisted in the budgeting process.

RELATED: Budget 2022-23 Live Updates: Prime Minister approves 15% increase in salaries of Government Employees

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