Utility Allowance for District Judiciary and High Court Employees

Lahore High court, Lahore gave the approval for a 100 % Increase in the Utility Allowance for District Judiciary and High Court Employees at Punjab Level. The High Court vide its notification no. 2399-B /1-A-2(a) 2019-2020 dated 08.02.2020 gave approval to High Court Employees and vide notification no.  2400-B /1-A-2(a) 2019-2020 dated 08.02.2020 gave the approval to District Judiciary employee in all over Punjab.

According to the notification issued by Registrar Lahore High Court:

In pursuance of Article 175 (3) regarding separation of Judiciary from executive coupled with Judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court in PLD 1994 SC 105, Judgement of Lahore High Court in 1990 CLC 136 and observing the principle of equality before law as enshrined in Article 25 of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973 as also the principle that equals must be treated equally as guaranteed by Article 3 of the Constitution of Pakistan and in exercise of powers conferred by sub-Para (ii) of Notification No. Judl-1-X (Home)/ 89, dated 8.10.1995 of the Finance Department, Government of the Punjab as well as relevant provisions of the Punjab Delegation of Financial Powers Rules, 2016, further in compliance with the direction of National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee which mandates to remove the disparity in salaries and allowances, the Hon’ble Chief Justice has been pleased to revise the rate of Utility Allowance in favor of the members of the establishment of Lahore High Court, Lahore and District Judiciary in all over Punjab (Principal Seat and its allied Benches), w.e.f 01.12.2019 as per following criteria:-

Sr. No BPS Current Rate of Allowance Revised Rates of Allowance
1 BS-03 to BS-06 3,000 6,000
2 BS-07 to BS-08 4,000 6,000
3 BS-09 to BS-14 4,000 8,000
4 BS-15 4,000 10,000
5 BS-16 4,000 14,000
6 BS-17 5,000 15,000
7 BS-18 5,000 20,000
8 BS-19 8,000 25,000
9 BS-20 & above 8,000 30,000


The expenditure involved will be met out of the existing budget grant under function No. PC24011-Administration of Justice-031101-Courts/ Justice-LQ4112-Lahore High Court.

This is a remarkable step by the Hon’ble Lahore High Court, Lahore. As the prices are rising day by day and there was a dire need to increase salaries like this.

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