The Government of Sindh has decided to increase salaries of provincial government employees in the budget 2020-21. According to details, Sindh cabinet has decided to give 10 percent salary raise to employees of grade 1 to 16 while officers of grade 17 and above will get an increase of 5% in their salaries in budget 2020-21. It is to be noted here that Centre and Punjab did not raise salaries of government employees in their respective budgets for fiscal year 2020-21. The Sindh budget with a total outlay of over Rs1200 billion was presented on Wednesday by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. According to sources, Rs 5billion will be allocated to fight the novel coronavirus while the development budget will include new schemes worth Rs34.73 billion. Rs15 billion will be allocated for the district development programme and an estimated Rs55 billion will earmarked for foreign-aided projects.
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