CM Usman increases fund grants for govt employees in Punjab
LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed a historical increase in the benevolent fund grants for the Punjab government employees on Wednesday. A notification has been issued by Services & General Administration Department (S&GAD) in this regard.
According to the details, scholarships for the children of Punjab government employees have been enhanced. Rs20,000 stipends will be given for primary to secondary school students per annum and the students of higher secondary schools will be given Rs50,000 educational scholarship every year.
Similarly, more than three times increase has been made in the marriage grant of government employees’ children.
The amount of marriage grant has been increased from Rs40,000 and Rs50,000 to Rs150,000 for provincial employees.
The funeral grant has also been enhanced in case of death. In case of death of a government employee, the heirs will be given Rs50,000 funeral grant.
Meanwhile, the monthly grant of widow of government employee has been increased from Rs5,000, Rs9,000 and Rs12,000 to Rs10,000 , Rs15,000 and Rs20,000.
The widow of government employee will be given monthly grant for life. The new rates of benevolent fund grants will be applicable from May 10 while increase in marriage and funeral grant will be implemented after May 10.