Karachi, June 18, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of the Prime Minister, today has approved amendment in Supreme Court Judges (Travelling Allowance) Rules 1958 and has also signed High Court Judges (Travelling Allowance)(Amendment) Order 2013 to amend the High Court Judges (Travelling Allowance) Order 1965.
Giving rationale, the Summary of Law and Justice Division states that mileage and daily allowance for the Judges of the Supreme Court was last revised on 08 June 2006 and 15 March 2008 and in case of High Court Judges in 2006 and 2009.
It said that since the Finance Ministry has revised the mileage and daily allowance to the Federal Government Employees on their tour or transfer with effect from 01 July 2012 and 01 August 2012 respectively, therefore in the same consideration it was necessary to increase the rates of mileage and daily allowance to the members of Superior Judiciary for which the Supreme Court of Pakistan had also made the request.
Following are the revised rates; Judges Daily Allowance Mileage Allowance Existing Revised Existing Revised Supreme Court Rs. 3000/- Rs. 5000/- Rs. 6/- per Km Rs. 12/- per Km (spl. Rates) (spl. Rates) High Court Rs. 2400/- Rs. 4400/- Rs. 6/- per Km Rs. 12/- per Km (spl. Rates) (spl. Rates) Rs. 2000/- (Ordinary rates) Rs. 4000/- (Ordinary rates)
The Order, High Court Judges (Travelling Allowance)(Amendment) Order 2013, shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on the first day of July, 2012.
It says that in paragraph 7, P.O. No.4 of 1965, for the words “six rupees” the words “twelve rupees” shall be substituted.
In paragraph 11, sub-paragraph (1),
(a) for the words “two thousand” the words four thousand shall be substituted and
(b) in the proviso, for the words “twenty-four” the words “forty-four” shall be substituted.
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