PM approves incentives package for non-GB domiciled officers in Gilgit-Baltistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday approved an Incentive Package for non-GB domiciled officers posted against All Pakistan Unified Grades (APUG) positions with the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan. Following is the detail of incentives package approved by the Prime Minister on the recommendations of the Establishment and Finance Divisions.
i)    Posting tenure in Gilgit-Baltistan will be two 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 two 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 four times a year. Un-availed facility on this account would not be carried over to the next financial 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 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. – APP