QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to ease the process of pension and start payment to employees immediately after their retirement to facilitate them and their families in view of financial difficulties being faced by them because of delays.

An official notification issued by the provincial finance department on Friday on the directive of the chief minister stated that the government had approved a proposal for early payment of monthly pension in order to ease financial difficulties of the retired employees.

It said the provincial government had always given priority to the welfare of its employees and solution of their financial problems as evidenced by the initiative to pay the expected pension. In view of the extraordinary delays and difficulties faced by the government in paying pension to retired government employees under the Balochistan Civil Servants Act (Balochistan Act IX of 1974) and Chapter VI of the Balochistan Civil Services Pension Rules 1989, the finance department has approved immediate payment to the employees at the rate of 65 per cent of basic salary as per the rules for payment of expected pension and final salary which will be subject to conditions till further orders.

Pension will be given only to those retired government employees who are eligible to pension and retirement benefits under the relevant act/rules.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2021

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