Punjab Provincial Assembly Speaker (Salary, Allowances and Privileges) Act,
An Act to provide for the salary, allowances and privileges
of the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the salary, allowances and privileges
of the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab;
It is hereby enacted
1. Short title and
This Act may be called the Punjab Provincial Assembly Speaker (Salary,
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, the following
expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them,
that is to say–
means the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan;
means the wife and children residing with and wholly dependent upon the
means the Government of the Punjab;
in relation to a residence includes the payment of local rates, taxes and
the provision of electricity, water and gas;
residence” means the house reserved from time to time for residence by
Speaker and includes out-houses and gardens appurtenant thereto;
means prescribed by rules framed under this Act; and
(g) “Speaker” means
the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.
(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 Speaker shall be thirty seven 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 Speaker may draw a sum of
thousand] rupees as equipment allowance on his appointment as such:
Provided that no such
allowance was received by him during the life time of the Assembly on
appointment to a diplomatic post or as a Governor, Speaker, Chief Minister
or a Minister.]
5. Allowance on taking
up and laying down the office.– (1) The
Speaker 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 or 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
cost of transporting house-hold effects, not
exceeding one hundred and twenty maunds, by
goods train, steamer, or other craft, excluding aircraft, and of 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.
The Speaker shall be entitled to receive sumptuary allowance at the rate of
thousand] rupees per mensem.
The Speaker shall be entitled to the use of two official cars maintained at
Government expense throughout his term of office and for a period of fifteen
days immediately thereafter.]
residence.– (1) The
Speaker 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, the
Speaker 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
five thousand] rupees per
[(3) Where the Speaker 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 the Speaker 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, the Speaker travelling on
official duty shall be treated as a first grade officer.
(2) The Speaker may,
if the public interest so demands, travel by air,
in which case he shall be entitled to–
Class] air fare paid for himself;
cost of transporting personal luggage up to 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
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 a 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, the Speaker shall purchase return air ticket.
(4) The Speaker,
when travelling on duty by rail in
Pakistan, shall be entitled to–
requisition at the cost of Government–
an 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]
if 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 up to 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) The Speaker
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) The Speaker,
when travelling on duty in
Pakistan by a steamer or a 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 up to three
(7) When the Speaker
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 the transport of–
two private servants; and
all his personal luggage including stores carried
for consumption on tour.
Compensation in case of air accidents.–
(1) If the Speaker, 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 any accident, the
Government shall pay to person or persons referred to in sub-section (2), a
sum of [five
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 Speaker, and in 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 Speaker and addressed to the Accountant-General,
The Speaker, 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.]
Speaker shall be his own controlling officer for purposes of travelling
allowance including the journey undertaken outside his jurisdiction in the
discharge of his official duties.
allowance for tour abroad.–
The Speaker travelling on official business outside Pakistan shall be
entitled to [First
Class air fare and] such allowance as may be specified by Government.
The Speaker 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,
The Chief Minister may grant to the Speaker 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
(2) The leave
allowance of the Speaker shall be
seven thousand] rupees per mensem.
16. Provident fund.–
(1) The Speaker 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
applicable to Provincial Government Servants.
(2) A temporary
advance may be granted to the Speaker 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 condition to which an advance granted
to a subscriber under the said rules is subject.
17. Charge report.–
The Speaker shall not be required to sign a charge report on taking up
office as Speaker or on laying down that office.
(1) All reasonable precautions shall be taken to see that the official
residence, transport and furniture provided to the Speaker 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 the official residence shall be marked by the
Buildings Department, Punjab, for the
purposes of identification.
(3) When the Speaker
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 Speaker or to a person
authorised by him in writing according to an
inventory to be drawn up and signed by such officer.
(4) When the Speaker
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) The Speaker may, while holidaying abroad, draw his full pay in foreign
currency for the period of holiday spent abroad.
(2) When the Speaker
is holidaying abroad and draws his pay in foreign currency, he 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 the Speaker he shall not be eligible to receive
foreign exchange allocation from the State Bank of
Pakistan in any other capacity.
The Speaker 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 use throughout the term of his office and for a period
of fifteen days immediately thereafter. He will also be entitled to free
telephonic facility while on tour where such facility is
A sum of [five
hundred thousand rupees] per annum shall be placed at the disposal of the
Speaker 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 Provincial Assembly Speaker (Salary, Allowances and Privileges)
Order, 1972 is hereby repealed.
24. Repeal of
Ordinance No. XV of 1975.–
The Punjab Provincial Assembly Speaker (Salary, Allowances and Privileges)
Ordinance, 1975 (Punjab Ordinance No. XV of
1975), is hereby repealed.