GRANT OF SPECIAL ALLOWANCE – 2021 TO THE EMPLOYEES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PUNJAB IN BS 1-19 WHO ARE NOT RECEIVING ANY CADRE SERVICE SPECIFICALLOWANCE
Accountant General Punjab was receiving a number of queries from different District Accounts Offices from all over the punjab regarding admissibility of Special Allowance-2021 to the Civil Servants and contract employees in BS01 to BS-19 a 25% of initial of the Basic Scales, 2017.
A letter (FD.SR.V.3. 1/2021 dated 07.07.2021) was issued which says those employees who are drawing any cadre / service specific allowance(s) are not entitled to the aforesaid Special Allowance i.e. 25% the subject allowance is only admissible to the employees who are drawing their pay in the relevant Basic Pay Scale along with only:
- House Rent Allowance
- Conveyance Allowance
- Medical Allowance
- and Adhoc Relief Allowances”.
The District Accounts Officers are seeking clarifications regarding admissibility of Special 25% Allowance-2021 to the employees of Punjab Government who are drawing any allowance other than the four allowances mentioned in Finance Department’s above referred letter.
This office is of the view that Allowances like:
- Qualification Allowance
- Personal Allowance
- Integrated Allowances
- Washing Allowance
- Entertainment Allowances
- Sr. Post Allowance
- Special Conveyance Allowance
- Mobility Allowance
- Charge Allowance
- Overtime Allowance
- Computer Allowance etc.
Above mentioned allowances are not Cadre Specific Allowances.
Hence, employees who are receiving such allowances (sr.1 to Sr.11 above) are entitled to Special 25% Allowance-2021.
- Health Professional Allowance
- Police Law and Order Allowance
- Fixed Anti-Corruption Allowance
- Fixed Daily Allowance
- Secretariat Allowance
- Judicial Allowance
- Special Judicial allowance
- Technical Allowance
- Nursing Professional Allowance
- Executive Allowance
- Incentive Allowance etc.
Above mentioned all are Cadre / Service Specific Allowances.
Employees who are drawing any type of these allowance (sr.1 to sr.11 above) or any other cadre specific allowance shall not be eligible for Special Allowance-2021.
Letter regarding above discussion is shared below.