A meeting of the provincial cabinet was held under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz in which a 30% increase in the salaries of government employees of the province was approved.
The provincial cabinet has approved the budget proposals for the financial year 2022-23, according to which it has been decided to integrate all the ad hoc reliefs in the province in the federal style in salaries. The Punjab government will also provide 15% disparity allowance along with 15% additional salary, which will be available only to employees of certain government departments.
The provincial cabinet also gave good news for the pensioners in the meeting, according to which a 15% increase has been approved against the proposed 5% increase in pension. Approved by
In addition to approving the Annual Development Program 2022-23, the meeting also approved the MoU for providing free medicines to cancer patients. Addressing the meeting, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz said that the budget document was prepared by the Provincial Ministers, Chairman P&D, Secretary Finance and concerned officials working day and night.
Hamza Shahbaz said that measures have been proposed in the budget to provide real relief to the people of the province. I always believe in consultation. The recent budget has been prepared in consultation with the political and administrative team. , Chief Secretary and Secretaries of relevant departments attended, in which the decisions of the first meeting of the Punjab Cabinet were ratified.
Punjab’s budget of Rs 3226 billion for the new financial year 2022-23 will be presented today.