Frequently Asked Questions


1.What are the requirements for creation of a new post in a college?
• Reference from the Higher Education Department
• Vacancy position of teaching staff
• Subject-wise enrolment of students not less than 20
• Budget demand on MTBF format
• Students Teachers Ratio (STR)
2.What are the requirements for releasing development funds through supplementary grant?
• Request from the Higher Education Department
• Administrative Approval from the competent authority
• Advice from P&D
3.What are the requirements for sanction of financial assistance?
• Request of Higher Education Department
• Sanction of grant from HED
• Succession certificate
• Death Certificate
4.What are the requirements for sanction of leave encashment?
• Request of Higher Education Department.
• Sanction of grant from Higher Education Department.
• Leave Title duly verified from AG, Punjab/concerned DAO.
• Notification of retirement.
5.Is there any person available to guide that a particular issue relates to which Section?
Director (Budget) may be contacted at telephone No.042-99211086.
6.What is the mechanism for opening of an SDA Account?
As when Government of the Punjab decides to adopt quicker mode of payment, (specially autonomous bodies) the concerned Administrative Department may approach the Finance Secretary with the following information:-
• Full justification for opting SDA mode instead of normal mode
• Title of the Account.
• Designations of Operators of Account (two operators are mandatory)
• Purpose of Account.
• Grant Number.
• LQ/LE Number.
• Cost Centre Number and functional classification.
7.What is the mechanism for getting supplementary grant?
Supplementary Grant is regulated under Article 124 of the constitution. Its mechanism is devised in the light of Supreme Court judgment dated 18.08.2016 in the civil appeal title “MUSTAFA Impex vs GOP.” etc. According to which the Administrative Department places the demand of Supplementary Grant before the Cabinet Committee on Finance & Dev, headed by the CM Punjab. After approval of the said Committee further processing of release & online funds is done by the Finance Department. However, the aforesaid Committee has approved a framework under which Technical Supplementary grant and token Supplementary grant are processed by the Finance Department and subsequently ratify by the Committee.
8.How much time is required for online transfer of funds?
After approval of the supplementary grant having complete information about classification and DDO Codes, funds are posted online same day.
9.What is the schedule of submission of budget estimates to Finance Department?
On 1st of January each year as prescribed in the Punjab Budget Manual.
10.Second Statement of Excess and Surrenders?
This is to be submitted to Finance Department uptil March 31.
11.Schedule of New Expenditure (SNE)?
Administrative Department sends proposal for the approval of new expenditure to Finance Department. When it is approved by; Advice is issued for its inclusion in the next year’s budget.
12.Audit copy of SNE?
After approval of Budget Estimates, the department sends Audit Copy to Finance Department for authentication.
13.Normal release of Current Budget?
The whole of the allocated budget of different grants is released in July of every year. Sometimes, this release is made in installment.
14.Normal release of Development Budget?
After receiving recommendation from Planning & Development Department, funds are released accordingly.
15.How much funds have been allocated under Annual Development Programme during the financial year 2016-2017?
Rs. 550.000 billion have been allcoated for development budget during the financial year 2016-2017.
16.How much funds have been allocated in non-development budget during the financial year 2016-2017?
Rs. 849.947 billion have been allocated for non-development budget during the financial year 2016-2017.
17.What is the minimum period of holding of additional charge of a post for grant of additional charge allowance?
Minimum period of one month is required for grant of special allowance on account of holding of additional charge of a post.
Letter No.FD.SR-II/2-38/70 dated 19.04.1977
Letter No.FD.SR-II/2-38/70 dated 18.06.1989
18.Is there any prescribed length of service for the deceased civil servant for grant of financial assistance to his family who died while in service?
No. There is no limit. Family of the deceased civil servant will be entitled to financial assistance even the deceased had served for one day only.
Letter No.FD.SR-I/3-10/2004 dated 10.11.2004.
19.A civil servant died prior to the introduction of financial assistance policy 2004. Whether his family is entitled to this benefit?
Families of civil servants who died on or before09.11.2004 are not entitled to this benefit.
Letter No.FD.SR-I/3-10/2004 dated 01.06.2006.
20.Whether financial assistance can be refused?
No. Family of a civil servant cannot be refused such financial assistance simply on the grounds that financial position of the family is sound.
Letter No.FD.SR-I/3-10/2004 dated 15.08.2007
21.Who is the sanctioning authority of financial assistance?
The Administrative Departments in case of provincial employees and District Coordination Officers in case of civil servants of the District Government will issue sanction orders in individual cases.
Letter No.FD.SR-I/3-10/2004 dated 15.08.2007
22.Who is eligible for grant of financial assistance in case of death of a civil servant?
• Wife or wives in the case of a male civil servant.
• Husband in case of a female civil servant.
• Children of the civil servant.
• Widow or widows and children of a deceased son of the civil servant.
• Father of the civil servant.
• Mother of the civil servant.
• Eldest surviving brother below the age of 21 years.
• Eldest surviving unmarried sister, if the eldest sister married or dies then the next eldest.
• Eldest surviving widowed sister.
Letter No.FD.SR-I/3-10/2004 dated 15.08.2007
Rule 4.10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules
23.In which scale the financial assistance will be granted to the bereaved family?
Financial assistance will be granted as per the pay scale in which the deceased civil servant was drawing his/her pay and allowances.
Letter No.FD.SR-I/3-10/2004 dated 03.03.2009
24.Whether family of a deceased contract employee is eligible for grant of financial assistance?
Yes. From 13.02.2009 onward, subject to the condition that he had not been appointed on lump sum pay package other than national pay scales. However, if the pay package is equal to or slightly higher/lower than the national pay scale, financial assistance will be admissible to the bereaved family.
Letter No.DS(O&M)5-3/2004/Contract(MF) dated 13.02.2009
25.Whether four months’ salary granted to the family of a deceased civil servant also include allowances?
Yes. This includes last pay drawn plus allowances. The date of admissibility is 01.07.2002.
Letter No.FD.SR-I/3-2/99 dated 01.07.2002
26.What is the rate of utilities provided to the Administrative Secretaries on government expenses and when these have been sanctioned?
The facility of electricity, water & sui gas at the residences of all Administrative Secretaries at government expenses has been provided w.e.f 01.10.2007. The said facility is not paid in cash mode rather the actual amount of bills is reimbursed through the DDO concerned subject to the limit of Rs.30,000/- per month and the amount beyond this limit is paid by the Administrative Secretary himself.
This facility is adjusted on annual aggregate basis i.e. Rs.360,000/- per annum on the analogy of residential telephones as provided in the PFR Vol-II (Sr. No.51 of APPENDIX 14)
Letter No.FD.SR.I/9-14/2002 dated 17.10.2007
Letter No.FD.SR.I/9-44/2014 dated 26.03.2015
27.What is the rate of Utility Allowance granted to the Commissioners, DCOs and DDOs(R)/A.C?
The Commissioners, DCOs and DDOS(R)/A.C have been facilitated with Utility Allowance @ 80% of their basic pay drawn as on 30.06.2011 w.e.f. 01.11.2011.
Letter No.FD.SR-I/9-20/2006 dated 01.11.2011
28.Who is the competent authority to grant M.Phil Allowance and what is its rate?
Administrative Departments can grant Ph.D/M. Phil Allowance to their officers in a prescribed manner as per clearance/advice by the Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad without placing such cases before the Qualification Equivalence Determination Committee (Q.E.D.C.). Following are the rates of M. Phil Allowance which is 50% of the Ph.D Allowance from time to time:
• 14.09.1991 to 31.12.2008 Rs.750/- P.M.
• 01.01.2009 to 18.11.2009 Rs.1500/- P.M.
• 19.11.2009 to 30.06.2012 Rs.2500/- P.M.
• 01.07.2012 till date Rs.5000/- P.M.
Letter NO.FD.SR-I-9-50-A/2013 dated 11.11.2014
Letter NO.FD.SR-I-10-6/85 dated 14.09.1991
Letter NO.FD.SR-I-9-3/86 dated 22.01.2009
Letter NO.FD.SR-I-9-1/2005 dated 19.11.2009
Letter NO.FD.SR-I-9-36/2007 dated 21.06.2012
29.What is the rate of Ph. D Allowance and from which date it is admissible?
The Ph.D Allowance was first introduced in 1988 and it is admissible from the date of declaration of result, Following are its rates from time to time:
• 01.07.1988 to 31.12.2008 Rs.1500/- P.M.
• 01.01.2009 to 18.11.2009 Rs.3000/- P.M.
• 19.11.2009 to 30.06.2012 Rs.5000/- P.M.
• 01.07.2012 till date Rs.10,000/- P.M.
Letter NO.FD.SR-I-9-3/86 dated 20.07.1988
Letter NO.FD.SR-I-9-3/86 dated 22.01.2009
Letter NO.FD.SR-I-9-1/2005 dated 19.11.2009
Letter NO.FD.SR-I-9-36/2007 dated 21.06.2012
30.Whether EOL can be converted into any other type of leave retrospectively?
No.
Letter No.FD.SR-II/1-85/78(P) dated 12.07.2003
31.Annual increment will be admissible during EOL (without pay)?
Yes. Subject to the conditions that EOL (without pay) was taken on account of illness, higher studies or any other cause beyond the government servant’s control.
Notification No.FD.SR-II/1-109/89 dated 26.03.1990
32.For what period a civil servant can be granted EOL (without pay)?
• Two years to those having less than ten years continuous service to be granted by the head of his office.
• Five years to those having less than ten years’ continuous service,to be granted by the head of his office.
In both cases, FD is authorized to extend EOL for further three years on specific recommendations of the Administrative Department for higher studies, health grounds and reasons beyond control of a civil servant
Rule 9 of the Revised Leave Rules, 1981
Letter No.FD.SR-II/2-56/94 dated 01.12.1994
33.How many times a female civil servant is allowed the maternity leave and who is the leave sanctioning authority in this case?
Three times in entire service, for a maximum period of 90 days, with full pay outside her leave account, at any time, immediately before or after the birth of a child without providing fitness certificate on joining duties after such leave. Immediate Incharge will sanction the said leave.
Letter No.FD.SR.II-9-107/2012 dated 30.10.2012 & 31.10.2012
Rule 13 of the Revised Leave Rules, 1981
34.How many times a male civil servant is allowed the paternity leave and what is the period of leave?
Two times in entire service, a male civil servant may, for a maximum period of seven days can be granted paternity leave on full pay outside his leave account on or immediately before the birth of his child.
Letter No.FD.SR.II-9-107/2012 dated 30.10.2012 & 31.10.2012
Rule 13 of the Revised Leave Rules, 1981
35.How much days earned leave on full pay is admissible to a civil servant?
• 120 days without medical certificate and
• 180 days with medical certificate
• 365 days on medical certificate from leave account in entire service.
Rule 5 of the Revised Leave Rules, 1981
36.How much days earned leave on half pay is admissible to a civil servant?
No limit. As per leave title.
Rule 6 of Revised Leave Rules, 1981
37.Encashment of leave in lieu of LPR enhanced from 180 days to 365 days?
Yes. Encashment of LPR has been enhanced from 180 days to 365 days with effect from 01.09.2013
Notification No.FD.SR-II/2-41/2012 dated 09.09.2013 and 11.04.2014
38.Which allowances are included for the purpose of encashment of LPR?
Pay for the purpose of encashment of LPR includes Basic Pay, Special Pay, Technical Pay Personal Pay and any other emoluments which may be specifically classed as “Pay” by the competent authority plus Senior Post Allowance.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-1-53/83 dated 04.06.1984& 20.02.2003
39.If a civil servant avails leave during the last year of service, whether he is entitled for encashment of LPR for 365 days or otherwise?
No. The same will proportionately be reduced.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-1-53/83 dated 13.05.1999
40.Whether encashment of LPR can be granted upon compulsorily retirement?
No. As he is not entitled for LPR, therefore, the question of encashment of LPR does not arise.
Letter No.SORI(S&GAD)4-4/75 dated 19.07.1977
41.What is the rate of payment of LPR?
Leave pay for the purpose of encashment of LPR shall be computed on the basis of pay and allowances reckonable towards pension as per last pay certificate of a civil servant.
Notification No.FD.SR-II/2-141/2012 dated 09.09.2013
42.How much service is required for grant of study leave?
Study leave should not ordinarily be granted to government servants who have less than five years’ service. Such leave shall not be granted to government servants within three years of the date of superannuation or retirement.
Rule 7 of Study Leave Rules
43.What is the period of study leave and how many times study leave will be granted to a civil servant?
The period of study leave is upto four years and it is granted once in entire service to a government servant.
Rule 9 of Study Leave Rules
44.EOL can be granted in conjunction with study leave?
Yes. EOL can be granted in conjunction with study leave.
Rule 9 (Note 3) of Study Leave Rules
45.Whether full pay is admissible during study leave?
Yes. A government servant admitted in the Ph.D course shall be allowed full pay during study leave.
Rule 15 of Study Leave Rules
46.Whether study leave will be counted for promotion and pension?
Yes, study leave will be counted as service for promotion and pension but not for leave.
Rule 19 of Study Leave Rules, 1981
47.Whether the appointing authority can grant all kinds of leave to the employees in BS-1 to BS-16?
No. Appointing authorities can grant all kinds of leave, except study leave to the employees in BS-1 to BS-16.
Notification No.FD.SR-I/31-3/2000 dated 01.12.2005
48.Whether District Coordination Officer is competent to sanction leave Ex-Pakistan for Hajj or Umrah?
Yes.
Notification No.FD.SR-I/31-3/2000 dated 08.10.2007
49.Whether pay of a civil servant from Federal Government or other provinces will be protected if he applies through proper channel against any post under the Punjab Government?
Yes.
Amendment in Rule 4.4 (c) of CSR Punjab Vol-I Part-I vide Notification No.FD.SR-II-8-14/90 dated 27.08.1991
50.Whether the pay of an employee of autonomous body will be protected if he applies through proper channel against the posts of Punjab Government?
Yes. From 01.08.2009 onwards subject to the condition that such autonomous body had adopted the scheme of Basic Pay Scales in toto.
Letter No.FD.SR-II-1-28/2011 dated 29.02.2012 & No.FD.SR-II/1-3/2000 dated 26.04.2012
51.Whether the pay of a confirmed civil servant will be protected if he is appointed on contract basis?
Yes, if he was appointed between 02.08.2007 to 04.04.2013. Afterwards, his pay will not be protected.
Letter No.DS(O&M)5-3/2004/Contract(MF) dated 02.08.2007 & 05.04.2013 and DS(O&M)5-3/2004/Contract/FD (P-I) dated 10.01.2014
52.Whether the pay of a contract employee will be protected if he is appointed on any other contract post?
Yes, if he was appointed between 02.08.2007 to 04.04.2013 and after that his pay cannot be protected.
Letter No.DS(O&M)5-3/2004/Contract(MF) dated 02.08.2007 & 05.04.2013 and DS(O&M)5-3/2004/Contract/FD (P-I) dated 10.01.2014
53.Whether the pay of a contract employee will be protected upon regularization of his services?
Upon regularization, the pay of contract employee appointed on pay scale, will be fixed at the initial of the respective pay scale and increment(s) so earned shall be converted into personal allowance.
Pay of those appointed on pay package will be fixed in consultation with Finance Department and decision of the Finance Department shall be final.
Letter No.DS(O&M)5-3/2004/Contract(MF) dated 14.10.2009
54.Whether Personal Allowance will be part of pay upon promotion, fresh appointment & retirement?
No. Personal allowance will not be admissible upon promotion, fresh appointment and retirement.
Letter No.FD.SR-II/9-214/2013 dated 02.04.2014, 24.06.2014, 19.08.2014 & 27.11.2014
55.Whether the special pay can be merged upon promotion or otherwise?
Yes. Special pay will be merged in the present scale and then pay will be fixed in higher scale upon promotion
Relaxation of Rule 4.4(a)(i) of CSR Punjab, Vol.I Part.I read with Finance Department’s letter No.FD.SR-II/1-59/78 dated 14.03.1979
56.Whether pay on re-employment will be protected or otherwise?
Yes. Pay will be protected under Rule 9.5 & 9.6 of Punjab Civil Service Pension Rules.
Notification No.FD.SR-III/4-1/89 dated 29.04.2002
57.Whether deputationist is entitled for encashment of leave earned during the deputation period which was refused by the competent authority?
Leave account of the government servant during the period of deputation remains closed. No leave salary contribution is reserved from the Borrowing Organization and the deputationist is granted leave and paid leave salary by such Organization. The period of service with the Borrowing Organization is not counted towards earning leave under the Government. However, in case a deputationist applied for leave in the Borrowing Organization and it is refused, the borrowing authority is bound to pay him the encashment of leave/remaining portion of leave earned by the deputationist
Deputation Policy No.FD.SR-II/6-13/97 dated 13.08.1998
58.What is the maximum period of deputation?
Three years. Finance Department can extend deputation period for 4th year in relaxation of Deputation Policy provided the deputationist has been posted in an autonomous body of the Punjab Government. In other cases, relaxation of Rule 15 of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment & Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974 by the competent authority is required.
Deputation Policy No.FD.SR-II/6-13/97 dated 13.08.1998
Letter No.FD.SR-II/6-13/97 dated 25.07.2001
Rule 15 of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment & Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974
59.Who is the competent authority to grant extension in deputation period?
Chief Minister is competent authority for further extension in deputation period.
Rule 23 of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment & Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974
60.Whether a civil servant can be posted in project/programme/policy units/policy cells/ PMU /Development programs on deputation basis?
No. Such postings should be considered as ‘transfers’ instead of deputations and therefore, Deputation Allowance will not be admissible in these cases.
Letter No.FD.SR-II/6-192/2012 dated 24.12.2013
61.Whether a civil servant posted against the posts other than autonomous bodies of Punjab Government are entitled to the grant of Deputation Allowance?
No.
Letter No.FD.SR-II/6-192/2012 dated 24.12.2013
62.Overstay in the period of deputation abroad will be treated as ‘on duty’ or ‘absence from duty’?
Overstay in the period of deputation abroad is willful absence from duty and will be dealt with under the PEEDA Act, 2006.
Letter No.SORI(S&GAD)3-13/2011 dated 12.07.2016
63.Whether MP scales have been adopted by the Government of the Punjab or otherwise?
Yes. Government of the Punjab has adopted the same w.e.f 01.07.2015
Letter No.FD.SR-II/1-12/2009 dated 01st July, 2015
64.Who is eligible for pension?
Every retired civil servant.
Section 18(1) of the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974.
65.In case of death of civil servant during or after service, who will be eligible for grant of family pension?
In the event of death of a civil servant, whether before or after retirement, his family shall be entitled to receive such pension, or gratuity, or both, as may be prescribed.
Section 18(2) of the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974
66.Who are the eligible family members entitled to the grant of family pension?
• Widow, if the deceased is a male government servant and widower, in case of female government servant.
• If the Government servant had more than one wife, and the number of his surviving widows and children does not exceed 4, the pension shall be divided equally among the surviving widows and eligible children. If the number of surviving widows and children together is more than 4, the pension shall be divided in the following manner, viz. each surviving widow shall get 1/4th of the pension and the balance (if any) shall be divided equally among the surviving eligible children. Distribution in the above manner shall also take place whenever the government servant leaves behind surviving children of a wife that has predeceased him in addition to the widow and her children, if any.
• In the case of a female Government servant leaving behind children from a former marriage in addition to her husband and children by her surviving husband, the amount of pension shall be divided equally among the husband and all eligible children. In case the total number of beneficiaries exceeds four, the husband shall be allowed 1/4th of the pension and the remaining amount distributed equally among the eligible children.
• Failing a widow or husband, as the case may be, the pension shall be divided equal among the surviving sons not above 24 years and unmarried daughters.
• Failing above, the eldest widowed daughter.
• Failing above, the eldest widow of a deceased son of the Government servant.
• Failing above, the eldest unmarried daughter of a deceased son of the Government servant.
• Failing above, the eldest widowed daughter of a deceased son of the Government servant.
• Failing above, father.
• Failing above, mother
• Failing above, the eldest surviving brother below the age of 21 years
• Failing above, the eldest surviving unmarried sister, if the eldest sister married or dies then the next eldest
• Failing above, the eldest surviving widowed sister
Rule 4.10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
67.If both husband and wife are pensioners and one of them dies, whether the spouse will be entitled to the grant of family pension. In other words, whether a pensioner is also entitled to the grant of family pension at the same time?
Yes. Family pension is admissible to the spouse of a deceased civil servant for life or until remarriage w.e.f. 01.03.1992. Prior to this, the widower was entitled to the family pension for a period of 10 years or un-expired portion of 10 years.
Rule 4.7 and 4.10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-4-114/89 dated 15.01.1997
68.What is the rate of family pension?
50% of gross or net pension, as the case may be prior to 01.07.2010.
75% of gross or net pension, as the case may be w.e.f. 01.07.2010.
No.FD-SR-III-4-108/2010 (D) dated 15.07.2010
No.FD-SR-III-4-108/2010 (D) dated 30.11.2010
69.What is the rate of minimum family pension?
• Prior to 01.07.2010 Rs.1000/- P.M.
• From 01.07.2010 Rs.2250/- P.M.
• From 01.07.2013 Rs.3750/- P.M.
• From 01.07.2014 Rs.4500/- P.M.
No.FD.SR-III-4-108/2010 (C) dated 15.07.2010
No.FD.SR-III/4-319/2013 dated 22.07.2013
No.FD.SR-III/4-302/2014 dated 18.07.2014
70.What is the rate of minimum pension?
• Prior to 01.07.2010 Rs.2000/- P.M.
• From 01.07.2010 Rs.3000/- P.M.
• From 01.07.2013 Rs.5000/- P.M.
• From 01.07.2014 Rs.6000/- P.M.
No.FD.SR-III-4-108/2010 (C) dated 15.07.2010
No.FD.SR-III/4-319/2013 dated 22.07.2013
No.FD.SR-III/4-302/2014 dated 18.07.2014
71.Whether unmarried sister can be granted pension when real children of deceased employee are alive but not eligible for family pension?
The un-married sister can be granted pension till her marriage or acquiring regular source of income, whichever is earlier.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-4-57/2013 dated 15.05.2013
72.Whether family pension can be granted to daughter of the deceased employee who got divorce after death of her father?
Yes, but it would be seized upon re-marriage or acquiring regular source of income, whichever is earlier.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-4-281/2014 dated 12.11.2014
73.Definition of “dependent on parent” needs to be clarified. In some cases, the widowed daughter provided affidavit that she depends on parents but she also had sons and daughters having reasonable jobs. Question is whether she is entitled to family pension or otherwise?
In this case, she has a regular source of income and is not entitled for family pension.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-4-281/2014 dated 12.11.2014
74.In some cases, upon death of the pensioner no person was entitled to the family pension, but after some time, the husband of daughter of pensioner expired.Question is whether the widowed daughter is entitled to the grant of family pension and if so, from which date?
In this scenario, the widow daughter will be entitled to the grant family pension from the date of expiry of her husband.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-4-281/2014 dated 12.11.2014
75.Whether an official appointed on current charge basis is allowed the benefit of calculation of pension on the basis of last pay drawn?
No. The condition of regular appointment is essential pre-requisite for admissibility of pension on the basis of last pay drawn.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-4-58/86-C dated 10.08.1986
Letter No.FD.SR-III-4-58/86 dated 12.12.1998
76.Can a person request for cancellation of LPR during its availing or after its completion, can he request for cancellation of retirement order?
A person who is availing LPR and requires its cancellation, only the Administrative Secretary in case of employees in BS-1 to 16 and Chief Secretary for BS-17 and above, are authorized to recall him from LPR and this ‘authority’ cannot be delegated to anyone else. Similarly, a person who after availing LPR requires cancellation of retirement order before his superannuation needs relaxation of Rule 3.5 Note (1) of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
For cancellation of retirement order relaxation of Rule 3.5 Note (1) of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
For cancellation of LPR Rule 18 of the Revised Leave Rules, 1981
Letter No.FD-SR-III-4-151/2011 dated 29.02.2012
77.Whether a civil servant can be allowed encashment of LPR after completion of 25 years qualifying service?
No. For this purpose, he shall continue to serve for another 365 days after qualifying service of 25 years.
Letter No.FD.SR-III/1-53/83 dated 12.05.1990
78.Whether a civil servant can be allowed encashment of LPR on attaining the age of superannuation but having less than 25 years qualifying service?
A civil servant on superannuation is entitled to encashment of Leave Preparatory to Retirement
Letter No.FD.SR-III/1-36/84 dated 20.02.1985
Rule 17 of Revised Leave Rules, 1981
79.Whether pension can be with-held in cases where any audit para is pending against the retiring government servants?
No. An undertaking on the stamp paper may be obtained from the retiring government servants that in case the recovery is established at any stage against him then he will be liable to pay the amount of recovery.
Letter No.FD(M-Rec)2-18/2001 (Advice) dated 19.11.2001
80.What is the date of commencement of pension to the divorced daughter?
The date of commencement of family pension to the divorced daughter will be the date when she was divorced.
No.FD-SR-III-4-302/2015 dated 13.04.2016
81.Family pension cases which have been closed after the death of government servant or his widow due to non entitlement of other family member beyond the period of 10 years or un-expired portion of pension, whether these cases of divorced daughter can be opened or not. If yes, then from which date?
The family pension cases which were closed after death of civil servant or his widow due to non-entitlement beyond 10 years or un-expired portion of ten years will be opened from the date of divorce.
No.FD-SR-III-4-302/2015 dated 13.04.2016
82.In case of death of government servant, no other family member was entitled for grant of family pension but after some period daughter of government servant was divorced, whether divorced daughter will be entitled for family pension or not?
In this case, she is fully entitled to pension with effect from the date of divorce.
No.FD-SR-III-4-302/2015 dated 13.04.2016
83.Whether family pension is admissible to the widowed/divorced daughter having children of more than 24 years of age, as no question arises for dependency on parents?
In this scenario, family pension is not admissible to widowed/divorced daughter as in the presence of her children holding job, no question of dependency of widowed/divorced daughter on her parents arises.
No.FD-SR-III-4-302/2015 dated 13.04.2016
84.If one pensioner left behind more than one widowed/divorced daughter, how pension will be distributed among them?
If one pensioner left behind more than one widowed/divorced daughter, the pension will be paid to widow daughter in terms of Rule 4.10(iii) of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
No.FD-SR-III-4-390/2014 dated 19.04.2016
85.If one widowed/divorced daughter is in receipt of pension and another daughter becomes widowed/divorced, will she be entitled to share the pension as well?
86.Will all unmarried/divorced/widowed daughters of pensioner will be entitled to family pension (even if they become widowed/divorced)? If so with what ratio pension will be divided amongst them?
No. In such scenario, only un-married daughters and surviving sons not above 24 years of age will be entitled to family pension on equation basis, in terms of Rule 4.10(2)(A)(ii) of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
No.FD-SR-III-4-390/2014 dated 19.04.2016
87.A pensioner had a family at the time of retirement/death as per Rule 4.7 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules but subsequently all family members became ineligible for family pension, whether unmarried sister will be entitled for family pension at this belated stage who is a family member in the light of Rule 4.8-d(2) of the rules ibid?
Yes.
Rule 4.8-D(2) of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
88.If a pensioner leaves family members as defined in Rule 4.7 the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules and with the passage of time all family members become ineligible for pension, will family members as defined in rule 4.8-d be entitled for family pension?
The family pension will only be admissible to those who are mentioned in Rule 4.10 of Pension Rules. The “family” shown under Rule 4.7 and 4.8(d) of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules is restricted to the “gratuity” only.
No.FD-SR-III-4-390/2014 dated 19.04.2016
89.If a person remains missing or un-heard for some time, whether his/her family can claim family pension?
Yes. After a period of twelve months, legal heirs can claim the family pension.
Letter No.FD.SR-III/4-109/88 dated 22.7.1998 & 11.6.1999
90.A widowed sister (not the eldest sister as the eldest was not widow at that time) was granted family pension in terms of Rule 4.10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules. After some time her eldest sister becomes widow. How the family pension will be disbursed?
The eldest widowed sister will be eligible for the grant of family pension instead of the younger one as per Rule 4.10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
Rule 4.10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
91.Whether the period of extraordinary leave shall count as qualifying service for purpose of pension?
No. All leave except, extraordinary leave shall count as qualifying service for the purpose of pension.
Rule 2.7 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
92.Whether the period under suspension counts for pension?
The period of suspension counts for pension if it is immediately followed by reinstatement, regardless of the fact whether the government servant was allowed full pay and allowances for the period of suspension or not. However, if the period of suspension is treated as extraordinary leave, it shall not count for pension
Rule 2.10 of the Punjab Civil Services Pension Rules.
93.Whether a pensioner is entitled to the grant of Medical Allowance upon his re-employment on contract basis?
Government pensioners who are re-employed on contract basis are not entitled for the grant of Medical Allowance sanctioned vide letter No.FD-SR-III-4-108/2010 (B) dated 15.07.2010 for their contractual appointment period.
Letter No.FD-SR-III-4-108/2010 (B) dated 15.09.2010
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Yes.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-12-8/2000 dated 28.02.2002
95.Whether the family of a deceased government servant is entitled to the commuted value of pension who was retired compulsorily but could not sign his pension papers due to death?
Yes.
Letter No.FD.SR-III-4-189/2002 dated 12.04.2003

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  1. Hello Sir, Hope you are doing great. Please guide me on an issue. An officer was under transfer. Before implementation of that transfer order and even before his relieving, he was dismissed from service on some allegations. Question is whether his transfer order will exist / remain intact on his reinstatement from dismissal or otherwise??? please.

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  2. Sir plz Guide. k ek person through proper channel NOC ly kr Education Department sy kisi dosry department me chala jata hai aggr ussy dosry department me 2.5 year ho gy hon kya woO wapis Education Department me aa skta hai..?? Aggr wapis aa skta hai tu kya trika ho ga?? Or kiss rules k teht wapis aa skta hai? Plz share..

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    1. A government servant who is holding a substantive post on regular basis applies through proper channel and relieved from his department to join new department, he shall hold lien against his substantive post in previous department for a period of 3 years or till his regularisation in new department whichever is earlier. Thus, during the period of his lien he has all the rights to go back his previous department. In the present scenario if the person was permanent in education department and applies through proper channel for another post in another department and was selected, he would have been relieved from education department to join new post in other department. However, if he is still on probation in new department and has not been confirmed, he is supposed to move an application under rule 7-A of Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment & Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974 with a request to repatriate him to his former department. Such application cannot be rejected.

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  3. Sir i am working in punjab education department as Science Teacher & my wife is working as teacher in federal government. Also our permanent residence is in federal area. Now Punjab government has made a wedlock transfer policy 2019, that only female employees can be transferred through wedlock policy but male candidates can not be transferred. However wedlock policy at national level is conflicting with punjab government policy. Sir what is the legal position of this policy, if we launch a court case against this policy?

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    1. Both of you are serving under different governments and thus are governed under different Rules. There is no point of reconciliation between the rules of both entities. However, regarding the wedlock policy, I am of the view that wedlock policy of the Federal Government is far more better than that of Provincial Government. Definitely, you spouse is entitled to move an application for her posting at the work station/home station of her spouse and the same should be entertained on merit. However, to have recourse to any judicial remedy you must have some substantive grievance to prove your locus standi else your plaint will be dismissed in limini. In current scenario I will suggest you to move an application on behalf of your spouse and if the same is rejected then move to judicial forum. Keep in mind that Federal Government and Provincial Governments are independent to formulate rules to govern the services of their employees.

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  4. I was appointed in the accounts cadre of Pakistan post office as junior accountant (BPS-16 )in the year 1995. I qualified (SAS part-II) departmental examination for promotion AAO (BPS-17) in the year 2002. I was eligible for promotion in the quota reserved for 2/3 but my promotion was not consider by DPC held in year 2006 because of allocation one vacancy of 2/3 to 1/3.
    subsequently my promotion was differed by DPC held in 2008 due to reason behind my control/fault but not superseded. in March 2009 i was promoted on acting charge basis and subsequently regularized w,e,f, 07-09-2009. On my grievance representation the appointing authority assigned me seniority with original batch who promoted in the year 2006. Now i am eligible for promotion to the post of AO BPS-18, but my name is included in the list of candidates for promotion to AAO BPS-18 . The DPC objected my back date seniority and advised to refer your case for FR-17 Committee. while my appointing authority of the view that there is no need to refer my case to FR-17 committee because you are in service and arrears of pay and allowances are arisen from my antedated. seniority. PLEASE CLARIFY THAT MY BACK DATE SENIORITY IN THE GRADE OF AAO ( BPS-17) WITH OUT ANTEDATED PROMOTION WILL BE DETERMINATE MY SENIORITY FOR PROMTION TO AS (BPS-18)

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    1. Albeit your questions are bit ambiguous and amalgamated, but I will try to address them to comprehensively. First of all, be clear about the fact that once you are deferred, you are impliedly promoted subject to the condition that the reason of deferment did not adversely affect you, but you can claim that promotion from the date of deferment after your regular promotion. In your case, once your case was deferred, you were eligible for proforma promotion as AAO w.e.f. 2008 if the reason of deferment had not adversely affected you.
      Regarding the back date seniority, I have no clue in the rules regarding back date seniority. However, I am not sure whether you have any seniority dispute which was settled.
      To have expert opinion, email your particulars and precise/accurate history of your case with the following point at [email protected]:
      1) Reason for your deferment in 2008 for promotion to AAO (BS-17).
      2) What was the fate of the reason of deferment.
      3) Date of promotion of your Junior As AAO.
      4) Date of regular promotion as AAO.
      5) Copy of Order of back date seniority (if any).

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      1. Dear Sir, you have explained well the issue. I am also dealing with establishment matters in police department but there is confusion and different versions prevail within the department regarding grant of promotion and seniority after deferment etc. I also heard that as per ruling of superior courts, an official after deferment can be granted back date seniority (original inter-se seniority with his batchmates) but his date of promotion will be the date when reason of his deferment was removed and he was promoted in higher rank by the DPC: his promotion date will be fresh date when he was approved of promotion while his original inter-se seniority will remain intact. It suggests that for promotion in the next higher rank, dates of their promotion may be different but they will be considered for promotion as per original inter-se seniority. Can you give your precious opinion on this issue or elaborate it more conveniently? please.

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  5. salam

    is there any notification issued regarding resriction for posting of grade 17 civil servant officer at home district by punjab govt?please send copy if any??????

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    1. So far as Punjab is concerned, Government of the Punjab has never ever issued policy notification as the same is neither required under any law nor feasible in the setting of every department. Various departments of the Punjab has their own tailored policy of posting/transfer to cater their needs. For example, the Judicial Department and the department of police have the policy to never post any officer at his home district perhaps to avoid any doubt regarding dissemination of justice. Contrary to that the education department prefers to adjust/post the teacher in their home districts and applications for such transfer are also entertained.
      Hope this will make your view point clear.

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