(Salaries, Allowances and Privileges)
An Act to provide for the salaries, allowances and privileges
of the Ministers of the Punjab.
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the salaries, allowances and
privileges of the Ministers of the Punjab;
It is hereby enacted
1. Short title and
This Act may be called the Punjab Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and
Privileges) Act, 1975.
(2) It shall come
into force at once but shall be deemed to have taken effect on and from the
first day of March, 1975.
(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:-
means the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan;
means the wife and children residing with and wholly dependent upon a
means the Government of the Punjab;
in relation to a residence includes the payment of local rates, taxes, the
provision of electricity, water and gas;
(e) “Minister” means
a Minister appointed under the Constitution and includes the Chief Minister;
residence” means the house reserved from time to time for residence by a
Minister and includes out-houses and gardens appurtenant thereto; and
means prescribed by rules framed under this Act.
(2) Words and
expressions used but not defined in this Act shall have the same meanings as
are assigned to them in the Constitution.
(1) The salary of the Chief Minister and that of a Minister shall respectively be thirty nine thousand rupees and thirty five thousand rupees per month.
The Government shall, by notification, increase the salary mentioned in
subsection (1) in proportion to the increase in the salary of the civil
servants of highest grade.
The word “salary” in subsection (2) shall include any ad hoc relief or
special allowance provided to the civil servants of the highest grade,
having the effect of increase in the basic pay of the civil servants.]]
The Chief Minister and a Minister may draw a sum of
thousand] rupees and [ten
thousand] rupees, respectively as equipment allowance on their appointment
Provided that no such allowance was received by him during the lifetime of
the Assembly on appointment to a diplomatic post, or as a Governor, a
Speaker, a Chief Minister or a Minister.]
5. Allowance on taking
up and laying down the office.– (1) A Minister
shall be entitled to claim actual expenses to the extent mentioned below
from his ordinary place of residence to the seat of Government and from the
seat of Government to his ordinary place of residence on taking up or laying
down office, as the case may be–
actual travelling expenses for himself and his
cost of transporting personal servants not
exceeding two, by the lowest class of accommodation; and
(c) cost of
transporting house-hold effects, not exceeding one hundred and twenty
maunds, by goods train, steamer or other craft,
excluding aircraft, and his personal car, if any–
(2) No claim shall
lie for any travel or transportation not performed within six months of the
date of taking up or laying down office, as the case may be.
(1) The Chief Minister shall be entitled to receive sumptuary allowance at
the rate of [twenty
thousand] rupees per mensem.
(2) A Minister
shall be entitled to receive sumptuary allowance at the rate of
thousand] rupees per mensem.
A Minister shall be entitled to use of
maintained at Government expense throughout his term of office and for a
period of 15 days immediately thereafter, provided that the Chief Minister
may withhold this facility to a Minister who is removed from his office on
the ground of misconduct or misbehaviour.
Duty free car.– The
Chief Minister, during his tenure as such, may import or purchase out of
bond one motor car with engine capacity upto
3200 CC for his personal use, without payment of custom duty and sales tax
if exemption in respect of the same is granted by the Federal Government.]
residence.– (1) A
Minister shall be entitled, without payment of rent, to the use of an
official residence including accommodation on tour throughout his term of
office, and for a period of fifteen days immediately thereafter, and the
charges for its maintenance including the electricity and gas charges shall
be borne by Government. [The residence shall reasonably be furnished by the Government in the manner as may be prescribed.]
(2) If at the
time of entering upon office, an official residence is not available, a
Minister shall, until such residence is provided by Government, be paid the
actual expenditure incurred by him on furnished accommodation for himself
and his family, subject to a
maximum of [twenty
thousand] rupees per
[(3) Where a Minister chooses to reside in his own house, he shall be paid a monthly sum of twenty five thousand rupees in lieu of the official furnished accommodation and to cover all expenses on its maintenance except the charges for consumption of electricity and gas which shall be borne by the Government.
(4) Where a Minister has not been provided with an official residence or he does not own any house at Lahore, he shall be entitled to requisition at the Government expense a reasonably furnished house and the Government shall bear the electricity and gas charges of the said house.]
allowance for touring in Pakistan.–
(1) Subject to the provisions made hereafter, a Minister travelling on
official duty shall be treated as a first grade officer.
(2) A Minister may,
if the public interest so demands, travel by air, in which case he shall be
Class] air fare paid for himself;
cost of transporting personal luggage
upto one hundred pounds, inclusive of the free
allowance given by the air company;
requisition, at the cost of Government, if he considers it necessary in the
public interest, a Pakistan Air Force aeroplane
or an aeroplane belonging to Government subject
to availability; and in accordance with the rules made by the Federal
Government or the Provincial Government, as the case may be;
take with himself his wife whether travelling by
a commercial aeroplane or by a requisitioned
aeroplane; provided that no non-official shall
be allowed to travel in a Pakistan Air Force aeroplane
without the authority of the Ministry of Defence;
cost of transporting upto
two personal servants by the lowest class of accommodation by rail or
carriage of personal luggage by rail or steamer,
subject to maximum of three maunds; and
claim the actual premium paid for insuring
himself for the air journey for an amount not exceeding one lac rupees.
possible a Minister shall purchase return air ticket.
(4) A Minister, when
travelling on duty by rail in
Pakistan, shall be entitled to–
requisition at the cost of Government–
ordinary first-cum-second class carriage or a ‘B’ class tourist car,
or an ‘A’ class tourist car, if a ‘B’ class tourist car is not available; or
the vehicles specified at (i) above are not available, or are not desired,
an ordinary four berthed first class compartment or a two-berthed
air-conditioned (coupe) compartment;
take with himself in the reserved accommodation,
without payment of any fare, his family members not exceeding four when
travelling in a requisitioned railway compartment or saloon;
take with himself upto
two personal servants by the lowest class of accommodation available; and
the carriage of personal luggage
upto three maunds
when travelling by a railway compartment or upto
six maunds when travelling by a requisitioned
(5) A Minister
reserving accommodation in the Railway shall be required, before beginning
the journey, to have the number and other details of the tickets purchased
for the persons travelling with him in the reserved accommodation entered on
the requisition form by the station master of the station from which the
journey is to commence.
(6) A Minister, when
travelling on duty in
Pakistan by steamer or launch, shall be
draw the actual fare paid for himself;
take with him upto
two personal servants by the lowest class of accommodation available; and
the carriage of personal luggage
upto three maunds.
(7) When a Minister
travels on duty, in the public interest, by road between places connected by
Railway and chooses to forego the privileges granted under sub-sections (4)
and (6), he may, where the journey is performed in a vehicle not owned or
maintained by Government, draw–
travelling allowance at the rate of
rupees] per kilometer for his own journey by road, and
actual expenses of transport of–
two private servants; and
all his personal luggage including stores carried
for consumption on tour.
Compensation in case of air accident.–
(1) If a Minister, while travelling by air, on official duty, by any flight,
scheduled or unscheduled (including flight in a Government owned aircraft of
any type), dies or receives an injury as a result of an accident, the
Government shall pay to the persons referred to in sub-section (2), a sum of
hundred thousand] rupees, in case of death, and an amount to be determined
by Government having regard to scales of compensation applied by insurance
companies in like cases, in case of injury.
(2) The compensation
shall be payable in case of injury to the Minister and in a case of death,
to such member or members of his family, or if there be no such member, any
other person or persons as may be nominated by him in this behalf, or, in
the absence of such nomination, to his heirs.
that the nominee shall distribute the amount received by him among the heirs
of the deceased.]
(3) A nomination
under sub-section (2) may be made, revoked or altered by a notice in writing
signed by the Minister and addressed to the Accountant-General,
A Minister while on tour shall be entitled to draw an allowance of
thousand] rupees per day:
Provided that where
the duration of the tour is less than eight hours one half daily
allowance shall be admissible.]
Minister shall be his own controlling officer for purposes of travelling
allowance including the journey undertaken outside his jurisdiction in the
discharge of official business.
allowance for tour abroad.–
A Minister travelling on official business outside Pakistan shall be
entitled to [First
Class air fare and] such allowance as may be specified by Government.
A Minister shall be entitled, for himself and for his parents, spouse, real
and step sons and daughters, wholly dependent upon him, to medical
facilities admissible in terms of the Special Medical Attendance Rules,
(1) The Chief Minister may grant to a Minister, during his term of office,
at any one time or from time to time leave of absence for urgent reasons of
health or private affairs, for a period not exceeding three months in the
The leave allowance of the Chief Minister and a Minister shall respectively
nine thousand] rupees and [thirty
five thousand] rupees per mensem.]
16. Personal staff.–
A Minister, except while on leave, shall be entitled to have such personal
staff as may be sanctioned from time to time by Government.
17. Provident fund.–
(1) A Minister may, at his option, become a subscriber to the General
Provident Fund, and if he so opts, he shall subscribe to the fund as a
compulsory subscriber in accordance with the General Provident Fund Rules.
(2) A temporary
advance may be granted to a Minister from the amount standing to his credit
in the General Provident Fund at the discretion of government for the
purpose for which such advance may be granted to a subscriber under the said
(3) The grant of a
temporary advance under sub-section (2) shall, unless the Government
otherwise directs, be subject to the conditions to which an advance granted
to a subscriber under the said rules is subject.
(1) All reasonable precautions shall be taken to see that the official
residence, transport and furniture provided to a Minister by Government are
used with the same care with which a person’s own property is taken care of.
(2) All furniture
and furnishings provided in an official residence shall be marked by the
Buildings Department, Punjab, for the
purposes of identification.
(3) When a Minister
occupies an official residence, it shall be the duty of the officer
concerned of the said department to hand over charge of the furniture and
furnishings in that residence to the Minister or to a person
authorised by him in writing according to an
inventory to be drawn up and signed by such officer.
(4) When a Minister
is about to vacate the official residence, he shall inform the officer
concerned of the said department and shall arrange that the furniture and
furnishings of the official residence are handed over to that officer
according to an inventory to be drawn up and signed.
(5) The officer
concerned of the said department may from time to time, inspect an official
residence, its furniture and furnishings with the prior approval of the
19. Holidaying abroad.–
(1) A Minister may, while holidaying abroad, draw his full pay in foreign
currency for the period of holiday spent abroad.
(2) A Minister who
draws pay in foreign currency while holidaying abroad shall not be liable to
pay income-tax, provident fund subscription, etc., in foreign currency if he
makes arrangement to pay such amount in rupees in
(3) The expenditure
in foreign exchange involved under this Act shall be adjusted against the
foreign exchange allocation placed at the disposal of the government for
each relevant shipping period.
(4) Where the pay is
drawn in foreign currency by a Minister he shall not be eligible to receive
foreign exchange allocation from the State Bank of
Pakistan in any other capacity.
A Minister shall be entitled at Government expense, to the use of two
telephones at his office and two telephones at his residence both for
official or private purposes throughout the term of his office and for a
period of fifteen days immediately thereafter. He will also be entitled to
free telephone facility while on tour where such facility is
that the liability of Government in respect of the two telephones installed
at the residence shall not exceed the amount equal to ten thousand local
calls collectively for both the telephones.]
Discretionary Grant.– An
appropriate amount and a sum of
hundred thousand] rupees shall be placed at the disposal of the Chief
Minister and a Minister respectively per annum for making discretionary
grants in such manner as may be prescribed.]
22. Power to make
Government may make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.
The Punjab Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Privileges) Order, 1972 is
24. Repeal of
Ordinance No. XIV of 1975.–
The Punjab Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Privileges) Ordinance, 1975 (Punjab
Ordinance No. XIV of 1975), is hereby repealed.