PROPOSED AMENDMENT IN THE RULER OF ACCEDING STATES

PROPOSED AMENDMENT IN "THE RULER OF ACCEDING STATES"


Federal Cabinet on 15th November, 2007 approved 200% increase per month in Maintenance Allowance of ex-Rulers of acceding/merged States subject to minimum of Rs.25000/- per annum. The implementation of the Cabinet decision required suitable amendments in "The Ruler of Acceding States(Abolition of Privy Purse and Privilees) Order, 1972" (called President's Order No.15 of 1972) because the provisions of Article 5 (a&b) of the suject Order does not provide for enhancement of maintenance allowance. Therefore, in consultation with Law and Justice Division in terms of Article 76 (3) of the Consitituion of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, a draft Bill titled the Rulers of Acceding States (Abolition of Privy Purses and Privileges) (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was prepared while proposing amendment in Article 5 in the President's Order No.15 of 1972:-

On 11-2-2016, the Special Committee of the Cabinet for Disposal of Legislative cases have recommended to enhance the maintenance allowance of ex-rulers of acceding/merged States as per decision of the Cabinet.

Peroposed Draft Bill, 2016 stands submitted to Cabinet.