KP Govt Announces 10pc Increase In Salaries, Pension Of Govt Employees


PESHAWAR, 07 June: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Wednesday unveiled Rs 603 billion tax free budget and announced 10 percent increase in salaries and pension of the government employees for fiscal year 2017-18.
Finance Minister Muzafar Said advocate presented the budget at the floor of the assembly. Speaker Asad Qaisar was chairing the assembly session.
The budget proposed 74 percent increase in annual development programme for the fiscal year of 2017-18.
The PTI led coalition government had allocated Rs 127.9 billion for education sector, Rs 49 billion for health sector, and Rs 39 billion for police department.
The provincial government also allocated Rs 53 billion for Peshawar Metro Bus project which will be completed in eight months. Similarly the government had allocated Rs 4 billion and Rs 3 billion for forest and agricultural sectors respectively .
More than 8000 schools, 4000 mosques, 187 basic health units will be shifted to solar system in the province, Muzzafar Said announced in his budget speech.
The Minister said the rate of daily allowance was being increased by 60percent while Ardali (Orderly Peon/messenger) allowance was being enhanced from Rs12000 to Rs14000.
The existing ratio of transfer and burial of deceased is being enhanced from Rs1600 to Rs4,800 and from Rs5000 to Rs15000 respectively.
The Minister said minimum wages is being increased from Rs14000 to Rs15000.