Punjab Special Assistants (Salary, Allowances And Privileges) Ordinance,
LXXVI of 2002)
[28 October 2002]
Ordinance to provide for appointment, salary, allowances and privileges of
Special Assistants to the Chief Minister of the Punjab.
Whereas it is expedient to provide for
appointment, salary, allowances and privileges of Special Assistants to the
Chief Minister of the Punjab;
the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab is dissolved and the Governor is
satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take
under Article 4 of the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No.9 of
1999, as amended by the Chief Executive’s Order No.11 of 2000, the Governor
of a Province may issue and promulgate an Ordinance;
in exercise of the aforesaid powers and all other powers enabling him in
that behalf, the Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate
the following Ordinance:-
Short title and commencement.– (1) This
Ordinance may be called the Punjab Special Assistants (Salary, Allowances
and Privileges) Ordinance, 2002.
(2) It shall come
into force at once.
In this Ordinance, unless the subject or context otherwise requires, the
following expressions shall have the meanings hereby assigned to them
(a) “Chief Minister”
means the Chief Minister of the Punjab;
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, tax and the
provision of electricity, water and gas;
residence” means the house reserved from time to time for residence by a
Special Assistant and includes out houses and gardens appurtenant thereto;
means prescribed by rules framed under this Ordinance; and
Assistant” means a person appointed as Special Assistant to the Chief
Minister under this Ordinance.
3. Appointment and
term of office.–
(1) The Chief Minister may appoint not more than five Special Assistants who
shall hold office during the pleasure of the Chief Minister.
(2) A Special
Assistant shall perform such functions as may be assigned to him by the
The salary of a Special Assistant shall be thirty five thousand rupees per
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.]
5. Sumptuary allowance.–
A Special Assistant shall be entitled to get
four thousand rupees per month as sumptuary allowance.
Assistant to the Chief Minister shall be entitled to the use of one official
car throughout his term of office and for a period of fifteen days
immediately thereafter; provided that the Chief Minister may withhold this
facility to a Special Assistant who is removed from his office on the ground
residence.– (1) A Special Assistant 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 be furnished by Government at a cost not
exceeding one hundred thousand rupees.
(2) If at the time
of entering upon office, an official residence is not available, a Special
Assistant 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 month.
(3) Where a Special
Assistant chooses to reside:-
in his own house; or
in a rented house occupied by him before his
appointment as a Special Assistant;
may be paid a monthly sum of twenty thousand rupees in lieu of the official
furnished accommodation and to cover all expenses on its maintenance. The
charges for consumption of electricity and gas in respect of the said house
shall be borne by Government.
Travelling allowance.– (1) Subject to the
provisions made hereafter a Special Assistant travelling on official duty
shall be treated as a first grade officer.
(2) A Special
Assistant may, if the public interest so demands travel by air in which case
he shall be entitled to–
business class airfare paid for himself;
cost of transporting personal luggage up to forty
five kilograms, inclusive of the free allowance given by the air company;
(c) take with himself the spouse when travelling
by a commercial aeroplane; and
(d) claim the actual premium paid for insuring
himself for the air journey for an amount not exceeding one lac rupees.
Wherever possible a Special Assistant shall purchase return air ticket.
(4) A Special
Assistant, when travelling on duty by rail in Pakistan, shall be entitled
(a) requisition at the cost
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;
(b) take with himself
in the reserved accommodation without payment of any fair, 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
(d) the carriage of
personal luggage up to one hundred and twenty kilograms when travelling by a
railway compartment or up to two hundred and forty kilograms when travelling
by a requisitioned railway saloon.
Special Assistant 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 in the requisition form by the station master of the
station from where the journey is to commence.
When a Special Assistant travels on duty, in public interest, by road
between places connected by Railway and chooses to forego the privileges
granted under sub-section (4), he may, where the journey is performed in a
vehicle not owned or maintained by Government, draw -
(a) travelling allowance at the rate of three
rupees per kilometer for his own journey by road, and
(b) actual expenses of transport of–
(i) two private servants; and
(ii) all his personal luggage
including stores carried for consumption on tour.
9. Form of
Certificate.– Every claim by a Special
Assistant for travelling allowance or daily allowance shall be supported by
a written certificate in the following form signed by him:-
“Certified that the amount has not been claimed by me in
any other bill or drawn by me from any other source.”
Additional travelling allowance.–
Notwithstanding anything contained in section 8, a Special Assistant shall
also be entitled a sum of forty thousand rupees per annum for travel by him
or his family within Pakistan at any time:
Provided that, where a person becomes a Special Assistant during the course
of the year, the value of cash with which he is provided during that year
shall not exceed the value which bears the same proportion to forty thousand
rupees as the un-expired portion of the year bears to a year.
11. Compensation in case
of air accident.– (1) If a Special Assistant,
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, Government shall pay
to the persons referred to in sub-section (2), a sum of three 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 Special Assistant 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:
Provided 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 Special Assistant and addressed to the Accountant General,
12. Daily allowance.–
A Special Assistant, while on tour, shall be
entitled to receive a daily allowance at the rate of five hundred and fifty
rupees per day:
Provided that where the duration of tour is less than
eight hours, one half daily allowance shall be
13. Controlling Officer.–
The Minister Finance shall, for purposes of travelling allowances, be the
Controlling Officer of a Special Assistant.
14. Travelling allowance
for tour abroad.– A
Special Assistant travelling on official business outside Pakistan shall be
entitled to first class air fare and such allowance as may be specified by
A Special Assistant 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
(a) The Chief
Minister may grant, to a Special Assistant 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
(b) The leave
allowance of a Special Assistant shall be the same as his salary.
17. Personal Staff.–
A Special Assistant, except while on leave,
shall be entitled to have such personal staff as may be sanctioned by
(1) All reasonable precautions shall be taken
to see that the official residence, transport and furniture provided to a
Special Assistant by Government are used with the same care with which a
person’s own property is taken care of.
(2) All furniture
and furnishing provided in an official residence shall be marked by the
Buildings Department, Punjab, for the purpose of identification.
(3) When a Special
Assistant 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 Special Assistant or to a
person authorized by him in writing according to an inventory to be drawn up
and signed by such officer.
(4) When a Special
Assistant 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.
A Special Assistant shall be entitled to one
official telephone at office and one official telephone at the residence,
both for official and private purposes:
Provided that the
liability of Government in respect of the telephone installed at the
residence shall not exceed an amount equal to ten thousand local calls.
20. Power to make rules.–
Government may, by notification in the
official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this