Saturday, June 10, 2023
The Sindh government has proposed increasing government employees’ salaries by up to 35% in the provincial budget for fiscal year 2023-24.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah made the announcement on Saturday as he tabled a provincial budget of Rs2.2 trillion for the financial year 2023-24 with a development outlay of Rs700.1 billion, which centers around the rehabilitation of flood-affected people and provides social protection to the poor people of the province.
The chief minister proposed increasing the salaries of government employees of grade 1-16 by 35% and officers of grade 17 and above by 30%.
The provincial finance bill also recommended 17.5% hike in the pensions and proposed increasing minimum wage to Rs35,550.
A day earlier, the federal cabinet approved increasing the salaries of government employees up to 35% in the federal budget for fiscal year 2023-24.
The Centre also okayed the proposal to increase the pension by 17.5% for the next fiscal year.
It has been suggested to increase the salaries for employees of grades 1-16 by 35% while 30% for those above grade 17.
However, the federal government proposed increasing the minimum wage to Rs32,000.