Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the long awaited revised Assistance Package for government employees who die in service increasing lump sum grant by 300%, hundred percent pension to families of the deceased, govt accommodation till age of superannuation, education and marriage grant for children and grant for plot in addition to health and other facilities to the families.
The package approved by the Prime Minister on Thursday, would be effective from 9th February, 2015. Under the revised assistance package, 300% increase has been given in lump sum grant over the package of 2006 for in service death of civilian employees.
Families of employees from BS 1-4 would be paid Rs 600,000; BS 5-10 would get Rs 900,000, BS 11-15 Rs 1200,000, BS 16-17, Rs 1,500,000; BS 18-19 Rs 2,400,000 and BS 20 and above Rs 3,000, 000.
Families of the deceased government servants would get 100% pension as per their length of service and last pay drawn. In case of less than 10 years service of the deceased employees, rate of minimum 10 years service will be applicable.
The families would be allowed to retain government house or paid rent of hired house till the age of superannuation.
The quota of 2% for allotment of plot has been discontinued and instead lump sum grant would be paid to the families in lieu of plot subject to the condition that no plot had been allotted in the past. Grant of Rs 2 million will be paid for plot for employees in BS 1-8, Rs 5 million for BS-9-16 and Rs 17 million for BS 17 and above.
In case of advance against salaries sanctioned by the AGPR or the provincial AG Office, the unpaid balance will be waived.
To help the family, employment for posts in BS-1 to BS-15 would be given to a son/daughter of the deceased employee on two years contract without advertisement. Marriage grant amounting to Rs 8 lakh would be given on wedding of one daughter of the deceased government employees.
The families would be entitled for free health facilities as per their entitlement. Monthly Benevolent grant has also been raised for the families of the deceased employees.
A much improved assistance package has also been approved by the Prime Minister for security related deaths. Family of deceased employee in BS 1-16 would be paid lump sum grant of Rs 3 million, BS-17 Rs 5 million, BS 18-19 Rs 9 million and BS 20 and above Rs 10 million.
Officers/officials incapacitated and released from service for having become invalid as a result of injury in encounters/bomb blasts, riots/watch and ward duty or terrorist activity would be paid Rs 700,000. Those officers/officials incapacitated as a result of the injury in incidents of terrorism but still serving the departments would be paid Rs 500,000.
They would also be entitled to other facilities provided in the package to the families of deceased civil servants.