ACCORDING to notifications, no. F. 3(1)-R5/2010 dated July 3, 2012, and no. F. 3(1)-R5/2010 dated Sept 5, 2012, issued by the ministry of finance, the conveyance allowance of officers of Basic Pay Scales 16 to 19 has been increased from Rs2,480 to Rs5,000, while they say nothing about the officers in grade 20 and above who are not sanctioned official vehicle.

I would like to draw the attention of the ministry of finance regarding anomaly in the conveyance allowance of employees/officers of grade 20 and above who are being paid Rs2,480, while those in grade 16 to 19 are being paid Rs 5,000 since July.

It seems an anomaly which needs to be rectified/reviewed so as to avoid discrimination. During the financial year 2008-20099, the government vide letter number F1(1)imp(2008) dated May 30, 2008, had increased conveyance allowance from Rs1,240 to Rs2,480 of all the officers from BPS 16 to BPS 22.

Hence, the ministry of finance is requested for removal of anomaly so that officers of grade 20 and above, who are not sanctioned an official vehicle, can also get conveyance allowance according to the grade.

DR ALTAF ALI SIYAL Hyderabad

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DW
September 25, 2012 3:26 pm
Don't you think govt officials are already a huge burden on Pakistan's fragile economy? No where in the developed world would you find government officials being paid a "conveyance allowance" or be sanctioned an official vehicle. All such perks should be discontinued. And don't give me the argument that conveyance allowance is given so that people can show up to work!
Syed Husain
September 25, 2012 11:44 pm
What is a "Conveyance Allowance" and why do the government employees think that they are entitled to it? Pakistan can not afford such nonsense. These perks need to be stopped immediately.
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