PESHAWAR: The main features and highlights of Khyber Pakthunkhwa budget for fiscal year 2016-17 announced by Provincial Finance Minister Muzaffar Said advocate is explained below.
– The budget's total outlay is Rs 505 billion.
– The budget is tax free and balanced, carrying Rs161bn development outlay
– Creation of 36232 new jobs proposed
– Minimum wage for labourers fixed at Rs 14,000
– Salaries, pension of Government employees up by 10 percent.
– Merger of 10 percent interim allowance 2013 and 2014 into the basic running pay of KP Govt employees announced
– 25 per cent increase in pension of KP Govt employees having more than 85 years age announced
– The rise in salaries, pension and allowance would cost Rs. 14.20 billion to provincial exchequer
– Increase in minimum wage from Rs. 13,000 to 14,000 of the labourers besides regularization of services of 13200 LHWs announced – Proposal for appointment of 1088 vaccinators at Union Councils presented
– 3 years extension in the contractual services of 11000 personnel of special police force announced
– The miscellaneous allowance of the Qasid, Nabi Qasid and Daftari increased from Rs. 300 to Rs. 450.
– The employees from BPS 1-15 working after the duty hours to get 50 percent rise in the conveyance allowance
– The washing and Dress allowances of BPS 1-4 increased from 100 to 150 rupees and Rs. 2500 M.Phil allowance announced for provincial employees
– The upper limit of additional charge allowance and deputation allowance increased from Rs. 6000, to 12,000.
– 50 percent rise under the head of qualification pay for CIMA, ACCA, SMC, NDC, NMC, ICWA, ICMA, CA and MCMC announced
– Rs 1000 allowance per month for disabled persons
– KP to get Rs 17199m as net hydel profit and Rs, 18704 million as arrears of net hydel profit – Rs33 billion allocated for local governments
– Rs600 million for extension in Gomal Zam Dam project earmarked
– Upward revision in taxes including token tax fees, tax ration on luxury cars being enhanced from Rs5000 to Rs6500 proposed
– The mutation fee is being enhanced from 2 percent to 2.5 percent and Rs300 fee proposed for non prohibited bore and Rs1500 for prohibited bore weapons.
– Special measures for transgender including their proper registration and payment of monthly honorarium announced
– A total 1516 development projects would be executed including 1199 ongoing and 255 new ones in next fiscal.
– Rs 111.52 billion allocated for Education allocated, showing an increase of 15 percent over the out going fiscal
– Rs. 38.42 billion for Health earmarked, showing 28 percent increase over the corresponding year
– Rs. 32.94 billion for police allocated – Districts Govts and TMAs to get Rs8.66bln each – Village/neigbourhood councils to get Rs10.91bln
– Rs3.42 billion for irrigation and Rs.1.97 billion for Technical education and manpower training allocated
– Rs294.22 billion allocated for welfare portion which is 61 per cent of the total budget
– Rs49.78 billion for administrative budget and Rs. 161 billion for development program which is 22 per cent of ADP