Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

Non allotment of plots to retired employees resented

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RAWALPINDI: Non allotment of plots to retired Punjab government employees from Rawalpindi and family members of deceased employees despite deduction of Rs 2 billion from their salaries has caused embarrassment among them.

The retried employees complained that deduction of Rs 2 billion was made from their salaries ten years before by Punjab government that plots would be allotted to them on their retirement.

Chaudhry Pervez Elahi during his tenure as chief minister had got approved an act from Punjab assembly in 2004 for allotment of plots to Punjab government employees from 36 districts of the province. Punjab Government Servant Housing Foundation (PGSHF) was set up and under its aegis housing society forms were distributed among the Punjab government employees in all districts of the province

The government started making deductions from the salaries of employees from grade 1 to grade-22 from November, 2004. Five categories of employees were announced. The employees from grade-1 to grade-7 were placed in category one and process of deduction of Rs 800 per each employee per month was started from their salaries. Employees of grade 8 to 15 were placed under category -2 and deduction amounting to Rs 1200 per month was started from their salaries. This was Rs 2 billion have been deducted from their salaries.

It is being said that land has been purchased at Adiala road for Punjab government employees but no plot has been provided to any employee. Even no office in respect of this housing scheme has been set up anywhere in district Rawalpindi.

“ Our father had died five years before and we are still looking for allotment of plot as our father was Naib Qasid and out of his pension amount we can not purchase the plot from any society which are on loot and plunder spree, said children of deceased government employee.

The retried government employees have demanded for immediate allotment of the plots otherwise they will be forced to hold protest rallies.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);