In an outstanding turn of events, on November 3, 2023, the Finance Department of the Government of Punjab issued a notification that reconsidered the fees that should be paid to government employees who work full- or part-time.
This is particularly obvious when those workers are performing duties under semi-independent or independent local bodies in addition to their regular duties.
The ongoing rates, which were around Rs. 3000, are supposed to rise essentially, with an ultimate total of Rs. 20,000 — a Rs. 17,000 disparity.
The Finance department letter, FD-SR-I-9-1/2007/(Vol-II), dated July 30, 2011, is being continued on with this decision, which has been approved by CM Punjab.
As of July 1, 2023, the updated payment rates will be in force.
The ongoing rates had a maximum cap of Rs. 3000 and were set at 10% of essential compensation.
The updated rates consistently, with an extra cap of Rs. 20,000, will moreover be set at 10% of the essential pay with the new clearance.
Both full-time and part-time government staff who keep on carrying out their customary jobs while assuming additional commitments under independent or semi-independent local bodies are expected to benefit from this shift.
As well as offering financial comfort, the significant rise in the highest payout rate from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 20,000 would recognize their diligent effort and devotion.
This decision will upgrade public service in the Punjab region for the most part and is steady with the government’s obligation to aid its laborers and get their monetary security.