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Increase in Salaries of Civil Aviation Authority and Rating Allowance of Air Traffic Controllers Notified

Rawalpindi: The Ministry of Defense has notified the increase in the salaries of the employees of the civil aviation authority (CAA), 20% for the officers and 25 % for the staff, which was settled after marathon negotiations between Secretary Defense, Ms. Nargis Sethi, and representatives of CBA, Officers Association and Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) on April 16, 2012 in Karachi, says a press release issued here today by Ministry of Defence.

The Ministry has also notified the increase in rating allowance of ATCs which too was approved by the Secretary Defense during the Civil Aviation Board meeting held in Karachi on April 16, 2012.

It is pertinent to mention that the Secretary Defense, Ms. Nargis Sethi, was specially given task by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and Defense Minister, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar to take immediate and necessary steps for the resolution of long standing demands of pay structure enhancement of the employees of CAA. After having negotiations with all representative bodies of the CAA, the Secretary defense was able to amicably resolve the issue of the employees and thus bring the long unrest to an end.

The current increase consists of 25% increase in for PG-1 to PG-6 and 20% increase in PG-7 to PG-11.

Similarly the resolution of the issue of enhancing rating allowance of ATCs would lead towards efficient disposal of their professional responsibilities.

The significant increase in pay and allowance will serve to enhance the working and motivation level of officers and staff which would translate into making the CAA a world class regulatory body. This adds to the achievements of the Government which has expressed its commitment to resolving the issues of the employees in public sector organizations.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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