Civil servants: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passes bill for pension benefits

Published: January 16, 2013
The pension benefits were earlier discontinued for employees inducted in the provincial civil service after June 30, 2001. PHOTO: FILE

The pension benefits were earlier discontinued for employees inducted in the provincial civil service after June 30, 2001. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: The provincial assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday passed the K-P Civil Servants Amendment bill, 2013, which will entitle 94,000 employees of the provincial government to pension and gratuity benefits.

The private member bill introduced by Abdul Akbar Khan and Israrullah Khan Gandapur, and previously referred to the Standing Committee on Law Reforms, was presented by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) parliamentary leader Abdul Akbar Khan.

The pension benefits were earlier discontinued for employees inducted in the provincial civil service after June 30, 2001. These civil servants were offered the contributory provident (CP) fund scheme instead of the general provident (GP) fund through amendments in Section 19 of the Civil Service Act, 1973.

The report submitted by the standing committee termed this amendment discriminatory and criticised the finance department for failing to devise a mechanism to streamline the CP fund even after a lapse of 11 years.

The report added that the law was only applicable in this province and did not apply to the police department.

Abdul Akbar Khan said government employees inducted following the enactment of the amended law will also enjoy the benefits. He maintained the total number of beneficiaries to be 94,000.

The session has been adjourned till Friday.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 16th, 2013.


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Reader Comments (23)

  • Sher ali
    Jan 16, 2013 - 12:29PM

    Mr abdul akbar khan s realy leader… By that bill his role for the nation has cleard… We will suprt him every time in our lives….Recommend

  • aslam
    Jan 16, 2013 - 3:21PM

    Corrupt politician first advertise posts with no pension. Able candidates do not apply such posts. Corrupt and low merit enter those posts. Later they become regular and full benefits. Some times not. Always they first recruit on contract and then make regular. Every and dagg each post be go through public service commission. Election near. Who care from where pension will come to themRecommend

  • alam
    Jan 16, 2013 - 3:49PM

    is it applicable for universities employees as well in khyber pakhoonhwa?


  • Jan 16, 2013 - 7:38PM

    it is realy great work 4 kpk employees apointd after 2001 on regular bases, we appreciate this effort as wel. pakhtunkhwa college teacher thnkfull to this act.


  • Jamal
    Jan 16, 2013 - 10:27PM

    I am very thankful to you all.
    The real leaders and real lover of the nation.
    Thanks alot
    God bless you all


  • Anwar Zeb
    Jan 21, 2013 - 9:35AM

    KPK Govt should immediately implement conversion of CP Fund to GP Fund and we are anxiously waiting for this.


  • Akmal khan
    Jan 21, 2013 - 10:49PM

    We agree with abdul akbar sb. He is the ture leader of the nation we want to select them in future. Insha AllahRecommend

  • Anwar Zeb
    Jan 22, 2013 - 10:35AM

    Dear Sir, we appreciate this good decision. but it should be implemented soon and also include all REGULAR Employees of KPK.


  • saif ul islam, GDC Swabi
    Jan 24, 2013 - 10:13PM

    we highly appreciat the act of pension restoration by KP assembly,Recommend

  • saif ul islam, GDC Swabi
    Jan 24, 2013 - 10:23PM

    the act is highly appreciated among the teachers community


  • we apreciate and thank Abdul akbar khan , israr ullah Ganda pur and Prof; Azaz.


  • we YSSTA thank all the participant who playd role in this regard


  • Muhammad Imran Baloch
    Jan 26, 2013 - 8:09PM

    Is this act beneficial for those people who worked at contract for 6 months and after a year they were regularized by the act of regularization 2009?


  • atifkhattak
    Jan 27, 2013 - 11:02PM

    We all thankful to Abdul Akbar Khan for doing a historic deed for thr poor civil servant of k.p.k.We all salute to ANP and PPP for their friendly attotude towords civil servant.


  • Muhammad Daud
    Jan 29, 2013 - 8:27AM

    If some body have final Notification for this that how CP fund will be converted to GP Fund?


  • Anwar Zeb
    Jan 31, 2013 - 9:57AM

    ALL EMPLOYEES OF GOVT KPK SHOULD BE GIVEN THE RIGHT OF GP Fund and Pension. We request to the Govt that remove the words 30th june 2001 till 23rd July 2005.
    otherwise we will protest In the whole porvince.


  • M.Mumtaz Ali SST GHS Meherdi mkd
    Jan 31, 2013 - 4:02PM

    There is some doubt in our minds that whether the act vl b applicable 4 employees been recruited after 2005 or not if not is it not a discrimination?.I appeal to authorities to remove this confusion and obliged.


  • M.Mumtaz Ali SST GHS Meherdi mkd
    Jan 31, 2013 - 4:07PM

    is this act applicable for employees been recruited after 2005?


  • riaz
    Feb 3, 2013 - 5:38PM

    please what is the latest news what is the position of apointment after 2005 in gp found


  • muhammad haroon
    Feb 13, 2013 - 10:10AM

    i really appriciate this act. no doubt it is employees friendly. pension, on retirement is basic right of every employee which was snatched by early govt: i.e. Musharaf.


  • Amir Zeb
    Feb 21, 2013 - 12:03PM

    Dear Sir, i want to ask a question. Whether the employees appointed after 2005 on regular basis through PUBLIC Service Commision will also take the benifits of this bill or Not. ?
    and also we condemn the introduction of CP Fund bill. we reject CP Fund as in other provinces there is no CP Fund of govt EMployees then WHY in KPK. THE PEOPLE OF KPK WILL PUNISH THOSE WHO IMPLEMENTED THIS LAW IN 2005 BY VOTE. INSHA ALLAH.Recommend

  • Aqeel ur Rehman
    Mar 1, 2013 - 9:16PM

    @Muhammad Imran Baloch: No one has been regulized since 30th june 2001


  • zaheer
    Mar 2, 2013 - 9:53PM

    this is only for those who have been appointed till 2005


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