On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, benevolent fund grants for the Punjab government employees have been increased and a notification has been issued by S&GAD department in this regard. According to details, scholarships for the children of Punjab government employees have been enhanced. A sum of Rs 20,000 will be given as stipend to students from primary to secondary per annum and the students of higher secondary schools will be given Rs 50,000 educational scholarship every year.
Similarly, more than three times increase has been made in the marriage grant of government employees’ children. The amount of marriage grant has been increased from Rs 40,000 and Rs 50,000 to Rs 150,000 for provincial employees.
The funeral grant has also been enhanced in case of death. In case of death of a government employee, the heirs will be given Rs 50,000 funeral grant.
Meanwhile, the monthly grant of widow of government employee has been increased from Rs 5,000, Rs 9,000 and Rs 12,000 to Rs 10,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000.
The widow of government employee will be given monthly grant for life. The new rates of benevolent fund grants will be applicable from May 10 while increase in marriage and funeral grant will be implemented after May 10.