Monthly Allowance Instead of Free Electricity Units for Officers is a decision recently taken in a Cabinet meeting. In a noteworthy development, the Energy Committee of the Cabinet has approved a proposal to replace the practice of providing free electricity to officials of electricity companies with a monthly monetary allowance.
This decision was reached during a recent cabinet committee meeting presided over by Energy Minister Muhammad Ali, where several critical issues concerning the energy sector were addressed.
One of the key decisions made during the meeting was the endorsement of a subsidized power package for industrial consumers, although this approval process faced some delays.
Additionally, the committee gave the green light to a summary from the Petroleum Division regarding the implementation of the Tapi project.
Under the newly sanctioned policy, officers in grades 17 to 21 will receive monthly allowances in lieu of free electricity units. The revised allowances are as follows:
- Grade 17 officers of Discos will be eligible for a monthly allowance of Rs 15,858.
- Grade 18 officers will receive Rs 21,996 instead of the previous 600 free units.
- Grade 19 officers will enjoy a monthly allowance of Rs 37,594, replacing the earlier 880 free units.
- Grade 20 officers will be granted Rs 46,992 in place of the former 1100 units.
- Grade 21 officers will receive a monthly allowance of Rs 55,536, replacing the previous 1300 units.
Moreover, officials in production companies will also benefit from this policy:
- Grade 17 officers in production companies will be granted an allowance of Rs 24,570 per month.
- Grade 18 officers will receive Rs 26,460, in place of the previous 700 free units.
- Grade 19 officers are set to get Rs 42,720, and Grade 20 officers will enjoy a monthly allowance of Rs 46,992.
- Furthermore, Grade 20 officers of Junkoz will receive Rs 46,992 per month, and Grade 21 officers of generation companies will be entitled to a monthly allowance of Rs 55,536.
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This transition aims to provide financial relief to the officers while rationalizing the compensation system within electricity companies.
The move from free electricity to monetary allowances is expected to significantly impact the financial well-being of the officers involved.
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