Prime Minister Gilani approves incentive package for Non-Gilgit-Baltistan domiciled Officers during posting in Gilgit-Baltistan


Islamabad: On the recommendations of Establishment Division and the Finance Division, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved the following Incentive Package for non-Gilgit-Baltistan domiciled officers posted against APUG positions with the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan:

i. Posting tenure in Gilgit-Baltistan will be 2 years from the date of joining and excluding EOL/Foreign Training/Deputation outside the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan.

ii. On transfer out from Government of Gilgit-Baltistan after completing 2 years tenure, the officer’s choice for posting in any of the Provinces/Federal Government will be accorded preference.

iii. 100% increase in pay across the board for non-Gilgit-Baltistan domiciled officers during posting in Gilgit-Baltistan area.

iv. Provision of free air ticket (economy class) to the officer and his/her family from Gilgit to all air linked cities of Pakistan 4 times a year. Un-availed facility on this account would not be carried over to the next finance year.

v. The above package will also be applicable to APUG Officers already posted in Government of Gilgit-Baltistan.

It has been experienced that APUG Officers are reluctant to serve in Gilgit-Baltistan area due to the distance involved and the harsh service conditions. In order to meet the deficiency of APUG Officers in Gilgit-Baltistan, the need was felt to introduce an Incentive Package. This package was proposed by the Committee on Transition to Self Governance and Development of Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Federal Government is entrusted with the responsibility to provide services of All Pakistan Unified Grades (APUG) Officers to the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan against specified numbers of posts to cater for their administrative needs. The posting of APUG officers to different Provinces/ Regions ensures integration, cohesion and familiarity with local conditions.

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