Minister of State for Finance reply to Loksabha on Abolition of Overtime Allowance recommended by 7th Pay commission
Minister of State for Finance replies in Loksabha on recommendation of 7th Pay commission on Abolition of Overtime Allowance
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 492
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2016
KARTHIKA 27, 1938 (Saka)
ABOLITION OF OVERTIME ALLOWANCE
492. SHRI G. HARI:
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether. the expenditure on overtime allowance provided to Government employees had increased from Rs. 797 crore to Rs.1629 crore during 2012-13 and if so, the details thereof; and ·
(b) whether the Government is considering to abolish overtime allowance in Government offices and if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE (EXPENDITURE)
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)
(a) Yes Sir. The expenditure of Rs.796.90 crore in 2006-07 was excluding the expenditure on overtime allowance in respect of employees of Union Territories whereas the expenditure of Rs. 1629.02 crore during year 2012-13 is including the expenditure in respect of employees of Union Territories.
(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission has recommended to abolish OTA (except for operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions) and in case the Government decides to continue with OTA for those categories of staff for which it is not a statutory requirement, then the rates of OTA for such staff should be increased by 50 percent from their current levels. Recommendation of the 7th CPC on allowances are yet to be finalised.