Islamabad: The federal government has given a conditional increase of 140 percent in the salaries of the officers of grades 17 to 22 of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in terms of headquarters allowance 2023.
This allowance will be given only to the officers posted in FBR. The HQ Allowance has been implemented from 1st November 2023 while 140% HQ Allowance will be available on the basic pay as on 30th June 2022.
The Regulation Department of the Ministry of Finance has issued a notification to provide 140% headquarters allowance to FBR officers from November 1 to June 30, 2022 on their basic salary and sent a copy to the Accountant General of Pakistan Islamabad and also to the Chairman FBR and A copy has also been sent to Secretary Revenue Division.
The document states that 140% Headquarters Allowance 2023 will be given only to Grade 17 to 22 officers posted at FBR Headquarters, while 140% Headquarters Allowance 2023 will be given to Grade 17 to 22 officers of FBR Headquarters. Performance Allowance and other fixed benefits of FBR will be frozen.
The document further states that the officers in grades 17 to 22 of the FBR headquarters, who have taken house on rent or have requisitioned their house, these officers will be charged rent higher than the fixed ceiling of their hiring. The amount received will also be stopped.
The terms and conditions for this 140% Headquarters Allowance to FBR Headquarters Officers will be the same as applicable to all other allowances to all Federal Government employees.
No additional funds will be provided to FBR for expenditure incurred on payment of 140% Head Quarters Allowance on basic pay as on 30 June 2022 to FBR officers in Grades 17 to 22 and The expenditure will have to be met from the budget allocated to the Federal Board of Revenue for the current financial year 2023-24.
It should be noted that earlier the Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar Haq Kakar approved the summary of rationalization of allowances of officers of grades 17 to 22 of FBR headquarters last month (October).