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ACT NO. IV OF 2011

GILGIT-BALTISTAN PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES (SALARY, ALLOWANCES AND PRIVILEGES) ACT, 2011

An Act to provide for salaries, allowance and privileges of the Parliamentary Secretaries Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly.

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, Part-I, 23rd May, 2011]

No. Secy-Law (Legis)-1/2008, dated 5.4.2011.—WHEREAS, it expedient to provide for salaries, allowances and privileges of the Parliamentary Secretaries of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly.

It is hereby enacted as follows:–

1.         Short title and commencement.—(1) This Act may be called the Gilgit-Baltistan Parliamentary Secretaries (Salary, Allowances and Privileges) Act, 2011.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2.         Definitions.—In this Act, unless the subject or context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say.—

(a)        "Assembly" means the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly;

(b)        "Government" means Government of Gilgit-Baltistan;

(c)        "Maintenance" in relation to a residence includes the payment of local rates, taxes and the provision of electricity, gas and water;

(d)        "Meeting" means a meeting of the Assembly or any of its committees from the commencement of its business to the termination of the business of a day;

(e)        "Official residence" includes accommodation in Peoples House, a hostel, a rented house or any other accommodation owned, managed or arranged by the Government;

(f)        "Parliamentary Secretary" means the Parliamentary Secretary appointed as such by the Chief Minister; and

(g)        "Session" means the period commencing on the day of the first meeting of the Assembly after having been summoned and ending on the day the Assembly is prorogued or dissolved.

3.         Appointment and terms of office.—(1) the Chief Minister may appoint such number of Parliamentary Secretaries as may be determined.

(2)  A Parliamentary Secretary shall hold office during the pleasure of the Chief Minister.

4.         Salary.—(1) The salary of a Parliamentary Secretary shall be thirty thousand rupees per month.

(2)  The salary mentioned in sub-section (1) shall automatically be increased by the Government in proportion to the increase in the salary of the civil servants.

5.         Sumptuary allowance.—A Parliamentary Secretary shall be entitled to receive fifteen thousand rupees per month as sumptuary allowance.

6.         Transport.—(1) A Parliamentary Secretary shall be entitled to the use of one official car both for official and private use.

(2)        A sum of thirty thousand rupees per mensem shall be admissible to a Parliamentary Secretary as petrol and car maintenance allowance and the expense on petrol and maintenance of car shall be the responsibility of the Parliamentary Secretary.

(3)        The allowance mentioned in sub-section (2) shall be admissible to a Parliamentary Secretary whether or not an official car has been provided to him.

(4)        On ceasing to hold office, a Parliamentary Secretary, shall return the car within ten days.

7.         Official residence.—(1) A Parliamentary Secretary shall be entitled, without payment of rent, to the use of an official residence including accommodation on tour throughout his terms of office; and for a period of fifteen days immediately thereafter.

(2)        If at the time of entering upon office an official residence is not available, a Parliamentary Secretary shall, until such residence is provided by the Government, be paid the house rent at the rate of twenty five thousand rupees per month.

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