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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved scheduled posts allowance for the police officers serving against positions of BPS-17 and above.

The finance department on Thursday issued a notification to this effect, stating that the police officers working against scheduled in the province would get the allowance at the rate of 1.5 per cent of the initial basic pay as per scale 2017.

Officials in the finance department say that the allowance is likely to cost the province’s kitty Rs250 million per annum.

The notification said that provincial government was pleased to sanction scheduled post allowance to police officers serving against the scheduled posts in the provincial government with effect from November 1, 2018.

ASP and DSPs in BS-17 would get Rs45,550 as scheduled post allowance per month, while SPs in BS-18 would receive Rs57,525 and SSPs in BS-19 would receive Rs88,815.

The DIGs, who are in BS-20, will receive Rs103,635 per month while AIGs serving in BS-21 will get Rs115,080 per month.

The notification; however, said that the allowance would not be counted towards pension or gratuity and also not be admissible during leaves, training, postings as officer on special duty and leave reserve posts.

It said that risk allowance and fixed daily allowance would not be admissible to those police officers in BPS-17 to BPS-21, who would draw the scheduled post allowance.

The notification said that the allowance would also not be admissible to officers on deputation while officers of other cadres working against scheduled posts were also not entitled to get it.

The allowance for the police officers followed a similar step, which allowed executive allowance for the officers of federal and provincial bureaucracy and approved by the outgoing government earlier this year.

Published in Dawn, August 3rd, 2018