On January 18, 2023, the Finance Department of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa issued a Notification regarding the Rate of Minimum Medical Allowance for BPS-16 Employees in the province of KPK. The specifics are as follows:
Rate of Minimum Medical Allowance for KPK Civil Servant in BPS-16
In light of Paragraph 9(i)(ii) of Pay Revision-2015, employees in BS-16 receive Medical Allowance at various rates, the majority of which are below Rs.1500 per month, whereas employees in BPS-03 to 15 receive Medical Allowance at an anomalous rate of Rs.1500 per month.
In light of the foregoing, the following clarification is issued to eliminate the anomaly for good:
“Medical Allowance should not exceed Rs. 1500 per month in any case.”
Medical Allowance may be less than 1500 for some BPS-16 employees. The same is true because the employees will receive 15% of the 2008 pay scales’ initial basic pay.
An anomaly exists in that newly hired employees receive less than 1500 dollars in Medical Allowance compared to employees with more service. While employees in lower ranks receive a fixed Rs. as a Medical Allowance of $1,500.
However, the Finance Department of KPK has resolved the issue and stipulated that no employee will receive less than 1500/- in Medical Allowance.
Not only are there occasionally issues, but also with the House Rent Allowance and Conveyance Allowance. Employees are occasionally transferred by the Department from smaller cities to larger ones, where HRA is 45%.
Occasionally, employees may still receive 30% HRA by mistake. During their transfer posting, employees should think about these things.
The aforementioned MA rates are already available to employees of the Punjab Government and the Federal Government. These rates of Medical Allowance are also available to Sindh Government employees.
Employees of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government made a few requests. The anomaly for such employees was now removed by the Finance Department.
The amount of the payment for arrears that these employees have already received ought to be claimed now.